Spangdahlem Honor Guard initiates new training program

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Josh McMillan, 52nd Fighter Wing Honor Guard NCO in charge of training, from San Antonio, conducts an inspection of aspiring honor guard members on Spangdahlem Air Base, Jan. 27, 2014. The aspiring honor guard members had to answer general Air Force knowledge and honor guard questions during the inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Josh McMillan, 52nd Fighter Wing Honor Guard NCO in charge of training, from San Antonio, conducts an inspection of aspiring honor guard members on Spangdahlem Air Base, Jan. 27, 2014. The aspiring honor guard members had to answer general Air Force knowledge and honor guard questions during the inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

Airmen stand in formation practicing facing movements during an honor guard training week at Spangdahlem Air Base, Jan. 27, 2014. Throughout the week, honor guard trainees spent more than 40 hours practicing drill and ceremony techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

Airmen stand in formation practicing facing movements during an honor guard training week at Spangdahlem Air Base, Jan. 27, 2014. Throughout the week, honor guard trainees spent more than 40 hours practicing drill and ceremony techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Josh McMillan, 52nd Fighter Wing Honor Guard NCO in charge of training, from San Antonio, instructs Airmen practicing marching during an honor guard training week at Spangdahlem Air Base, Jan. 27, 2014. Airmen striving to become a part of the honor guard must become experts at marching and drill. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Josh McMillan, 52nd Fighter Wing Honor Guard NCO in charge of training, from San Antonio, instructs Airmen practicing marching during an honor guard training week at Spangdahlem Air Base, Jan. 27, 2014. Airmen striving to become a part of the honor guard must become experts at marching and drill. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael McBride, 606th Air Control Squadron data maintenance technician from Orlando, Fla., practices saluting with his fellow airmen during an honor guard training week at Spangdahlem Air Base, Jan. 27, 2014. The trainees practiced for more than 40 hours to ensure their techniques and military bearing are at the highest level possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael McBride, 606th Air Control Squadron data maintenance technician from Orlando, Fla., practices saluting with his fellow airmen during an honor guard training week at Spangdahlem Air Base, Jan. 27, 2014. The trainees practiced for more than 40 hours to ensure their techniques and military bearing are at the highest level possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Gavin Saiz, 52nd Fighter Wing Honor Guard bravo flight chief, from Peoria, Ariz., instructs Airmen on proper rifle movement techniques during an honor guard training week, at Spangdahlem Air Base Jan. 29, 2014. The Airmen were tested throughout the week on knowledge and movements learned throughout the course of the week before becoming fully qualified guardsmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Gavin Saiz, 52nd Fighter Wing Honor Guard bravo flight chief, from Peoria, Ariz., instructs Airmen on proper rifle movement techniques during an honor guard training week, at Spangdahlem Air Base Jan. 29, 2014. The Airmen were tested throughout the week on knowledge and movements learned throughout the course of the week before becoming fully qualified guardsmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

Airmen practice a ceremonial marching detail during an honor guard training week, at Spangdahlem Air Base Jan. 29, 2014. The honor guard is a direct link between the American community and host nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

Airmen practice a ceremonial marching detail during an honor guard training week, at Spangdahlem Air Base Jan. 29, 2014. The honor guard is a direct link between the American community and host nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

Two flag details, consisting of honor guard members in training, march during a training week, at Spangdahlem Air Base Jan. 29, 2014. The training week was the first iteration of the honor guard's new rigorous training program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

Two flag details, consisting of honor guard members in training, march during a training week, at Spangdahlem Air Base Jan. 29, 2014. The training week was the first iteration of the honor guard's new rigorous training program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Hiort, 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron avionics technician from Tewksburry, Mass., practices a ceremonial flag folding before his honor guard graduation, at Spangdahlem Air Base Jan. 31, 2014. The week-long trainings hope to bring in double the amount of honor guard members previously and will be held semi-annually. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Hiort, 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron avionics technician from Tewksburry, Mass., practices a ceremonial flag folding before his honor guard graduation, at Spangdahlem Air Base Jan. 31, 2014. The week-long trainings hope to bring in double the amount of honor guard members previously and will be held semi-annually. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

Airmen congratulate the newly inducted 52nd Fighter Wing Guard Members after a week-long training, at Spangdahlem Air Base Jan. 31, 2014. The Airmen who graduated from the training mastered the basics of ceremonial drill, advanced ceremonies and some funeral honor sequences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

Airmen congratulate the newly inducted 52nd Fighter Wing Guard Members after a week-long training, at Spangdahlem Air Base Jan. 31, 2014. The Airmen who graduated from the training mastered the basics of ceremonial drill, advanced ceremonies and some funeral honor sequences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael McBride, 606th Air Control Squadron data maintenance technician from Orlando, Fla., posts the U.S. Air Force flag at an honor guard graduation and induction ceremony after a week-long training, on Spangdahlem Air Base Jan. 31, 2014. At the graduation, the honor guard trainees performed ceremonial honors which were learned and practiced over the week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael McBride, 606th Air Control Squadron data maintenance technician from Orlando, Fla., posts the U.S. Air Force flag at an honor guard graduation and induction ceremony after a week-long training, on Spangdahlem Air Base Jan. 31, 2014. At the graduation, the honor guard trainees performed ceremonial honors which were learned and practiced over the week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)