Drill to perfection

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kristen R. Marcum, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron operations management journeyman, adjusts the spade of the flagstaff during Base Honor Guard practice at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 14, 2015. After forming a diamond shape near the center of the flag, Marcum must tilt her head up at a three-second cadence to adjust the view and spade. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jose L. Hernandez-Domitilo/Released)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kristen R. Marcum, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron operations management journeyman, adjusts the spade of the flagstaff during Base Honor Guard practice at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 14, 2015. After forming a diamond shape near the center of the flag, Marcum must tilt her head up at a three-second cadence to adjust the view and spade. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jose L. Hernandez-Domitilo/Released)

Drill to perfection

by: Senior Airman Jose L. Hernandez-Domitilo, 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | .
Misawa Air Base | .
published: January 17, 2015

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Those who have been to awards ceremonies, banquets or retirements at Misawa Air Base, Japan, are likely to have observed a Base Honor Guard drill team conducting the colors ceremony to start of an event.

The Base Honor Guard currently consists of 16 active Airmen who support a range of events throughout Misawa AB and the local community. In 2014, the team supported more than 110 events, including Japan Day, Tops in Blue, and a parade in Hirosaki City. Practicing twice a week, in addition to performing their everyday jobs, the Airmen spend their time together perfecting movements and sequences in preparation for their next detail.

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