Brooklyn's Whitfield Jack to perform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

11th Wing Public Affairs
Story by Staff Sgt. Torey Griffith

Date: 11.16.2012
Posted: 11.17.2012 00:01
News ID: 97977
Jack to appear at 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, D.C. - Brooklyn’s own Master Sgt. Whitfield Jack 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.

Master Sgt. Jack joined the United States Air Force Honor Guard July 2009 where he represents airmen all across the service to the American Public and the world as a ceremonial guardsman and flight chief for the Air Force Drill Team.

“I’m truly honored to represent all airmen past and present in front of my hometown," said Jack. "Our mission is to recruit, retain and inspire the American public. Without their support, we wouldn’t be the best Air Force the world has ever known. It is breathtaking to lead this group of fine young men and women today!”

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.