News: Shamika France to appear in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Story by Staff Sgt. Torey Griffith
JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, Va. - Summerville, S.C.'s own Shamika France is slated to appear before more than 53 million spectators as part of the United States Air Force Honor Guard Parade Flight’s appearance at the 86th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 22, in New York City.
Senior Airman Shamika France joined the United States Air Force Honor Guard in June of this year, where she represents airmen all across the service to the American public and the world as a ceremonial guardsman.
“I am very proud that I get to represent the United States Air Force in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade this year.” said France. “It is an honor to be able to march alongside my brothers and sisters of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, representing every member past and present.”
The parade begins at 9 a.m. East Coast time, and will be broadcast on many television stations.
Located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C., the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard leads the way as representatives of all Airmen around the world, both past and present.
Now, as one of the Air Force's oldest organizations, the honor guard continues to serve the Chief of Staff of the Air Force as the face of the Air Force to the American and global public.
Airmen of every enlisted rank and both company and field grade officers volunteer and are competitively selected from their peers in more than 200 different Air Force career fields to serve in the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, making the honor guard the standard for discipline and military professionalism.
For more information on the Air Force Band, visit their website at http://www.honorguard.af.mil/, Like their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/USAFHonorGuard or check out their YouTube site at http://www.youtube.com/user/TheUSAFHonorGuard.