Patriot Honor Guard


Mon. through Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
after normal duty hours, contact the member on call: 781-225-1219
Bldg. 1210

Hanscom's Patriot Honor Guard provides military funeral honors for active duty, retired members and veterans who served honorably in the United States Air Force. The Honor Guard also participates in several community and base-related events.

If you're interested in joining this elite team of dedicated individuals, contact your First Sergeant or give us a call. 


  • Air Force Achievement Medal upon completion of 2 years dedicated service or 50 details
  • 3-day pass when reaching proficiency after 6 months of dedicated service
  • Annual Appreciation Banquet 
  • Honor Guard member of the QTR/Annual Awards


Hancom's Patriot Honor Guard is responsible for providing funeral honors in New England and northeastern New York. Upon the family's request, Public Law 106-65 requires that every eligible veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, to include folding and presenting the United States burial flag and the playing of Taps. Eligible veterans include:

  • Military members on active duty or in the Selected Reserve
  • Former military members who served on active duty and departed under conditions other than dishonorable
  • Former military members who completed at least one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve and departed under conditions other than dishonorable
  • Former military members discharged from the Selected Reserve due to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty
To request funeral honors please submit the following:
Forms will be accepted by fax at (781) 225-3941 or electronically at
  1. DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty; can be obtained here) or Retirement Order
  2. Funeral Honors Request FormPDF download

Completion of the form is not an official request for military honors. You must have verbal confirmation from the Patriot Honor Guard by calling (781) 225-5900.The Patriot Honor Guard will confirm honors within 24 hours of all requests.

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Click here to find out how to request Military Funeral Honors for all branches of military service or to learn more about military funeral honors. Please note that we do not provide flags. Burial flags can be arranged by a funeral home or by submitting a DD214 to a local Post Office or Veterans Affairs regional office.

We provide services for the United States Air Force, Army Air Corps and the Army Air Force. Below are the appropriate contacts for the other branches of the military (New England and northeastern NY):
  • Army: (888) 325-1601
  • Navy: (860) 694-3475
  • Marine Corps: (516) 228-5666
  • Coast Guard: (617) 990-6249

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