News: Nickell slated to appear at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Story by Staff Sgt. Torey Griffith
Houston’s own Austen Nickell is slated to perform for 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.
Nickell joined the United States Air Force Honor Guard July 17, 2012, where he represents Airmen all across the service to the American Public and the world as a ceremonial guardsman.
“I love my job, and I am very excited to be a part of the parade this year,” said Nickell. “I am proud to represent the dedicated professional men and women in the world’s greatest Air Force as my flight steps in unison and formation to project the image of excellence instilled in every Airman.”
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 Honor Guard, 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/