News: Senior Airman Black to appear at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Story by Staff Sgt. Torey Griffith
JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA BOLLING, Va. - Sullivan’s own Charles Black 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.
Senior Airman Black joined the United States Air Force Honor Guard April 9, 2010, where he represents Airmen all across the service to the American Public and the world as a ceremonial guardsman.
“I am proud to be one of the very few Airmen from Moultrie county,” said Black. “I proudly work alongside soldiers, Marines, sailors, and Coast Guardsmen on an almost daily basis. While I perform my duties along these men and women, I proudly represent every United States military veteran across the world.”
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 over 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.