News: Johnson to appear at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Story by Staff Sgt. Torey Griffith
Tully’s own Jacob Johnson 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.
Airman 1st Class Johnson joined the United States Air Force Honor Guard on 16 April 2012 where he represents Airmen all across the service to the American Public and the world as a ceremonial guardsman.
“Being a ceremonial guardsman is one of the most honorable jobs that the Air Force has to offer,”said Johnson. “Representing the Air Force on a daily basis is very rewarding and something that I look forward to every day. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be a pinnacle in my career as I march with my fellow airmen to represent the professionalism of the men and women that are part of the United States Air Force.”
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 United States Air Force Honor Guard has leads the way as representatives of all Airmen serving around the world. The men and women of the honor guard represent every member, both past and present, of the U.S. Air Force.
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 United States 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.