3/18/2014 – ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — Friends and family of a military member being laid to rest brace themselves in anticipation of the crackle of gunfire following the honor guard commander’s order.
Three succinct rifle reports fill the air.
It’s a simple command as seven Airmen fire three volleys each with ceremonial rifles, but one that will likely last with a veteran’s family for a lifetime.
The Air Force core value of service before self runs deep in many Airmen who serve this nation. Having sworn an oath, they dedicate their lives to giving back to their country. It is this selfless service to others that makes one group of Airmen volunteers on base very special ambassadors – they are the Ellsworth Honor Guard.
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