Hekowczyk slated to appear at Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

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

Date: 11.20.2012
Posted: 11.20.2012 12:05
News ID: 98152
Hekowczyk to appear in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, D.C. - Simla, Colorado’s own Christopher D. Hekowczyk 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.

Hekowczyk joined the United States Air Force Honor Guard on February 15, 2011 where he represents Airmen all across the service to the American Public and the world as a ceremonial guardsman.

"For the first time since the Honor Guard’s inception in 1947, we are participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade," said Hekowczyk. "I am proud and honored to represent the dedicated professional men and women in the world’s greatest Air Force as my flight steps in unison and formation to project the image of excellence instilled in every Airman."

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 more than 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 Band, 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.