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Honor Guard

The Primary Mission of the Vandenberg Space Force Base Honor guard is to provide ceremonial funeral honors for all active duty members, veterans, and retirees of the Air force and Army Air Corps. Our area of responsibility includes Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties, which comprises a vast area of 9,613 square miles. In addition, the Honor Guard supports a wide variety of base and community functions including change of commands, retirement ceremonies, community parades and weddings.

Requesting Services

Please send Honor Guard request using the forms below to:

  • Type of ceremony,
  • Type of honors requested,
  • Time & date of the ceremony,
  • Who is hosting the ceremony,
  • Any other pertinent information regarding the ceremony,
  • A POC with a good phone number.

The Flight Support personnel will contact you to confirm receipt of your request.

Interested in Joining?


The Vandenberg Elite Honor Guard is looking for individuals with high military bearing and a professional image to represent the Space Launch Delta 30 in this prestigious program.  Your base honor guard was established to promote military tradition and history.  It is the link between the past, present and future for military and community members.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Leadership opportunities
  • Community service
  • Military training
  • Travel opportunities
  • Base wide recognition

Point of Contact

Honor Guard Manager: SSgt Michael Swain


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Comm: 805-606-3654
DSN: 276-3654
Cell: 805-588-9353
Fax: 805-605-5436

If you would like to request the Vandenberg Honor Guard's services, please fax or email the appropriate form to the Honor Guard.

Honor Guard Charge

Handpicked to serve as a member of the Vandenberg Space Force Base Honor Guard, my standards of conduct and level of professionalism must be above reproach, for I represent all others in my service.


Others earned the right for me to wear the ceremonial uniform, one that is honored in a rich tradition and history. I will honor their memory by wearing it properly and proudly.


Never will I allow my performance to be dictated by the type of ceremony, severity of the temperature, or size of the crowd. I will remain superbly conditioned to perfect all movements throughout every drill and ceremony.


Obligated by my oath I am constantly driven to excel by a deep devotion to duty and a strong sense of dedication.


Representing every member, past and present, of the United States Air Force, I vow to stand sharp, crisp and motionless, for I am a Ceremonial Guardsman.

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Honor Guard

10th St, Bldg 7420, Ste 101,
Vandenberg SFB, CA 93437
(805) 606-3654

Opening Hours

  • Monday – Friday
    0800 – 1600
  • Saturday
  • Sunday