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    Story by Staff Sgt. Kayla White 

    Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

    The United States Air Force Honor Guard is scheduled to perform a live 16-person drill team demonstration at noon on April 19, 2021, in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall, Washington D.C.

    The demonstration will be livestreamed to the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Facebook page at

    The free event featuring 20 members of the official ceremonial unit of the United States Air Force will serve to kick off National Park Week. This is a presidentially proclaimed week held every April in which the National Park Service partners with the charitable National Park Foundation to highlight history, culture, and the many ways to explore and enjoy national parks across the country.

    The drill team performance will serve as the main event for Military Monday, aimed at thanking military personnel and their families for their service and to invite them to enjoy their national parks.

    “Many national parks have direct connections to the American military,” said a Department of the Interior spokesperson. “There are dozens of battlefields, military parks and historic sites that commemorate and honor the service of American veterans. National parks and our programs and partners also offer endless opportunities for today's military, veterans and their families to enjoy their public and lands and their own neighborhoods.”

    The Interagency Annual Military Pass is available to military service members and their families, veterans and Gold Star families. This pass waives entrance fees for accessing the lands managed by the NPS as well as the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    For more information about National Park Week or the NPS passes, programs and resources, please visit For more information about the United States Air Force Honor Guard, visit

    To watch the LIVE United States Air Force Honor Guard drill team performance at noon on April 19, please follow the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Facebook page and join the event titled National Park Week: Military Monday.

    The United States Air Force Honor Guard is an elite unit comprising approximately 300 ceremonial guardsmen serving a five-state area of responsibility and performing more than 3,000 missions per year. Missions involve honoring the President of the United States, Foreign Heads of State and senior Department of Defense and Air Force leaders; performing ceremonial guardsman duties for ceremonies for Presidential and Joint Service events; wreath-laying ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknown and the Air Force Memorial; and carrying out military funeral honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

    Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling is an approximately 1,000-acre military installation in southeast Washington D.C. The base is home to a range of military and civilian agency missions, as well as approximately 1,000 families living on the installation and approximately 17,000 military and civilian personnel in the National Capital Region.



    Date Taken: 04.15.2021
    Date Posted: 04.16.2021 11:09
    Story ID: 393957
    Hometown: WASHINGTON, DC, US

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