News: Petway to appear at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Story by Staff Sgt. Torey Griffith
JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, D.C. - Orlando’s own Andre Petway 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 Andre Petway joined the United States Air Force Honor Guard in October of 2011, where he represents Airmen all across the service to the American public and the world as a ceremonial guardsman.
“Being a part of such an amazing and prestigious unit is a blessing in its own. I’m very excited to be a part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in front of so many people,” said Petway. “It’s pretty amazing that we get to show off what we do, and represent the Air Force so well in a parade that is televised nation-wide. I’m sure that it’s something that I’m going to remember as one of the biggest highlights of my Air Force career.”
The parade begins at 9 a.m. East Coast time, and will be broadcast on many television stations.
“I am proud to represent the dedicated men and women in the world’s greatest Air Force as my fellow wingmen and I step onto the streets and march in unison and formation to project the image of service and excellence instilled in every Airman,” said Petway.
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.