Images: MFH National Competition [Image 7 of 17]
Photo by Staff Sgt. Lynette Olivares
Having won last year’s competition, the Minnesota National Guard was honored to host the 2010 National Honor Guard Competition at the 133rd Airlift Wing, Sept. 20-23. The four-day event pitted eight-member teams from eight states, all of which had taken their top regional honors. They were judged on their military bearing, appearance, and ability to execute a variety of tasks ranging from removing a casket from an aircraft to presenting a flag to a fallen soldier's next of kin. Judging the event were Old Guard soldiers who serve at Arlington National Cemetery.