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Honor Guard members compete in Honor Guard Airman of the Year Board

White Flight Honor Guard Company Grade Officer of the Year nominee, 1st Lt Gavin Brawley, 5 SLS, marches the team to retrieve the casket from the hearse and positions the team to take the casket during the Honor Guard Airman of the Year Board, which consisted of a total of 8 nominees competing in the Airmen, noncommissioned officer and Company Grade Officer categories. Participants had a uniform inspection, answered a series of questions and performed in a scenario unknown to them until the board presented it. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Matthew Jurgens.)

White Flight Honor Guard Company Grade Officer of the Year nominee, 1st Lt Gavin Brawley, 5 SLS, marches the team to retrieve the casket from the hearse and positions the team to take the casket during the Honor Guard Airman of the Year Board, which consisted of a total of 8 nominees competing in the Airmen, noncommissioned officer and Company Grade Officer categories. Participants had a uniform inspection, answered a series of questions and performed in a scenario unknown to them until the board presented it. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Matthew Jurgens.)

White Flight Honor Guard Company Grade Officer of the Year nominee, 1st Lt Gavin Brawley, 5 SLS, performs the six-person flag fold by calling non-verbal commands, popping the flag for every command during the Honor Guard Airman of the Year Board, which consisted of a total of 8 nominees competing in the Airmen, noncommissioned officer and Company Grade Officer categories. Participants had a uniform inspection, answered a series of questions and performed in a scenario unknown to them until the board presented it. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Matthew Jurgens.)

White Flight Honor Guard Company Grade Officer of the Year nominee, 1st Lt Gavin Brawley, 5 SLS, performs the six-person flag fold by calling non-verbal commands, popping the flag for every command during the Honor Guard Airman of the Year Board, which consisted of a total of 8 nominees competing in the Airmen, noncommissioned officer and Company Grade Officer categories. Participants had a uniform inspection, answered a series of questions and performed in a scenario unknown to them until the board presented it. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Matthew Jurgens.)

White Flight Honor Guard Company Grade Officer of the Year nominee, 1Lt Gavin Brawley, 5 SLS, executes a full-dress sequence following the six-person flag fold during the Honor Guard Airman of the Year Board, which consisted of a total of 8 nominees competing in the Airmen, noncommissioned officer and Company Grade Officer categories. Participants had a uniform inspection, answered a series of questions and performed in a scenario unknown to them until the board presented it. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Matthew Jurgens.)

White Flight Honor Guard Company Grade Officer of the Year nominee, 1Lt Gavin Brawley, 5 SLS, executes a full-dress sequence following the six-person flag fold during the Honor Guard Airman of the Year Board, which consisted of a total of 8 nominees competing in the Airmen, noncommissioned officer and Company Grade Officer categories. Participants had a uniform inspection, answered a series of questions and performed in a scenario unknown to them until the board presented it. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Matthew Jurgens.)

Blue Flight Honor Guard Company Grade Officer of the Year nominee, 2nd Lt Dan Griffith, 45 SCS, salutes the flag after presenting it to the next of kin during the Honor Guard Airman of the Year Board, which consisted of a total of 8 nominees competing in the Airmen, noncommissioned officer and Company Grade Officer categories. Participants had a uniform inspection, answered a series of questions and performed in a scenario unknown to them until the board presented it. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Matthew Jurgens.)

Blue Flight Honor Guard Company Grade Officer of the Year nominee, 2nd Lt Dan Griffith, 45 SCS, salutes the flag after presenting it to the next of kin during the Honor Guard Airman of the Year Board, which consisted of a total of 8 nominees competing in the Airmen, noncommissioned officer and Company Grade Officer categories. Participants had a uniform inspection, answered a series of questions and performed in a scenario unknown to them until the board presented it. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Matthew Jurgens.)

White Flight Honor Guard Airman of the Year nominee, Senior Airman Joe Rodriguez, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, answers a series of questions from the board, led by CMSgt Craig Neri during the Honor Guard Airman of the Year Board, which consisted of a total of 8 nominees competing in the Airmen, noncommissioned officer and Company Grade Officer categories. The team consists of Honor Guard board panel members/evaluators (in ABUs); TSgt Brian Mongold (front right), MSgt Jason Charlemagne (middle left), SSgt Scott Tantius (middle right), SrA Joseph Antesberger (back right) and A1C Brandon Hadwin (back left). Participants had a uniform inspection, answered a series of questions and performed in a scenario unknown to them until the board presented it. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Matthew Jurgens.)

White Flight Honor Guard Airman of the Year nominee, Senior Airman Joe Rodriguez, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, answers a series of questions from the board, led by CMSgt Craig Neri during the Honor Guard Airman of the Year Board, which consisted of a total of 8 nominees competing in the Airmen, noncommissioned officer and Company Grade Officer categories. The team consists of Honor Guard board panel members/evaluators (in ABUs); TSgt Brian Mongold (front right), MSgt Jason Charlemagne (middle left), SSgt Scott Tantius (middle right), SrA Joseph Antesberger (back right) and A1C Brandon Hadwin (back left). Participants had a uniform inspection, answered a series of questions and performed in a scenario unknown to them until the board presented it. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Matthew Jurgens.)

Blue Flight Honor Guard Airman of the Year nominee, Senior Airman Craig Knox, 45th Comptroller Squadron, serves as NCOIC of Firing Party, calling commands for the team to execute three vollies during the Honor Guard Airman of the Year Board, which consisted of a total of 8 nominees competing in the Airmen, noncommissioned officer and Company Grade Officer categories. Participants had a uniform inspection, answered a series of questions and performed in a scenario unknown to them until the board presented it. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Matthew Jurgens.)

Blue Flight Honor Guard Airman of the Year nominee, Senior Airman Craig Knox, 45th Comptroller Squadron, serves as NCOIC of Firing Party, calling commands for the team to execute three vollies during the Honor Guard Airman of the Year Board, which consisted of a total of 8 nominees competing in the Airmen, noncommissioned officer and Company Grade Officer categories. Participants had a uniform inspection, answered a series of questions and performed in a scenario unknown to them until the board presented it. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Matthew Jurgens.)

Red Flight Honor Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year nominee, Staff Sgt. Jeremy Hale, AFTAC, leads the team to retrieve the casket from the hearse and prepares to begin pall bearing during the Honor Guard Airman of the Year Board, which consisted of a total of 8 nominees competing in the Airman, Noncommissioned Officer and Company Grade Officer categories. Participants had a uniform inspection, answered a series of questions and performed in a scenario unknown to them until the board presented it. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Matthew Jurgens.)

Red Flight Honor Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year nominee, Staff Sgt. Jeremy Hale, AFTAC, leads the team to retrieve the casket from the hearse and prepares to begin pall bearing during the Honor Guard Airman of the Year Board, which consisted of a total of 8 nominees competing in the Airman, Noncommissioned Officer and Company Grade Officer categories. Participants had a uniform inspection, answered a series of questions and performed in a scenario unknown to them until the board presented it. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Matthew Jurgens.)

Red Flight Honor Guard Company Grade Officer of the Year nominee, 2nd Lt Rachael Nutting of 45 LCSS, completes the full-dress sequence, following the 6-person flag fold during the Honor Guard Airman of the Year Board, which consisted of a total of 8 nominees competing in the Airmen, noncommissioned officer and Company Grade Officer categories. Participants had a uniform inspection, answered a series of questions and performed in a scenario unknown to them until the board presented it. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Matthew Jurgens.)

Red Flight Honor Guard Company Grade Officer of the Year nominee, 2nd Lt Rachael Nutting of 45 LCSS, completes the full-dress sequence, following the 6-person flag fold during the Honor Guard Airman of the Year Board, which consisted of a total of 8 nominees competing in the Airmen, noncommissioned officer and Company Grade Officer categories. Participants had a uniform inspection, answered a series of questions and performed in a scenario unknown to them until the board presented it. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Matthew Jurgens.)

White Flight Honor Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year nominee, Staff Sgt. Nelson Irizarry, 45 LCSS, serves as the NCOIC of Pall bearing, leading the pallbearers to  the mock funeral site during the Honor Guard Airman of the Year Board, which consisted of a total of 8 nominees competing in the Airmen, noncommissioned officer and Company Grade Officer categories. Participants had a uniform inspection, answered a series of questions and performed in a scenario unknown to them until the board presented it. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Matthew Jurgens.)

White Flight Honor Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year nominee, Staff Sgt. Nelson Irizarry, 45 LCSS, serves as the NCOIC of Pall bearing, leading the pallbearers to the mock funeral site during the Honor Guard Airman of the Year Board, which consisted of a total of 8 nominees competing in the Airmen, noncommissioned officer and Company Grade Officer categories. Participants had a uniform inspection, answered a series of questions and performed in a scenario unknown to them until the board presented it. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Matthew Jurgens.)