The National Honor Guard Convention (HonCon)

The Elmhurst Honor Guard Academy, in cooperation with the Clark County Fire Department, Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard and The DrillMaster, are proud to announce it will be hosting Honor Guard Convention 2012 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first National Honor Guard Convention was held, 22-24 April 2012. The main page for HonCon12 is here.

Plans for the 2013 convention are in the works!

Honcon is for firefighters, law enforcement, emergency medical personnel, active duty, reserve, national guard and veteran military, cadet programs, fraternal societies and anyone else with an interest in and serving with an honor guard unit.

What is HonCon all about? You can learn or brush up on:

  • Judging Military Drill-Related Competitions
  • Creating or Maintaining an Exhibition Drill Team
  • Standing Manual
  • Two-Man Flag Fold
  • Six-Man Flag Fold
  • Firing Party
  • Colors (Manual of the Flagstaff, Posting/Presenting and Retrieving)
  • Sword/Saber Manual
  • The Manual of Arms (Rifle)
  • The Manual of the Ceremonial Pike Pole
  • The Manual of the Ceremonial Fire Axe

Eventually, there will be a place for vendors and much more!

My pictures from HonCon12: My Facebook album


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