The mission of the Nellis Honor Guard is to represent the Air Force in ceremonial functions in Southern Nevada, some areas of California, Arizona and Utah. They render military honors for Air Force personnel and their family members during funeral services and serve at Change of Command and retirement ceremonies. Another function of the Honor Guard is to provide their services at opening ceremonies for appropriate events attended by the general public.

For Honor Guard support for funeral or memorial services for active-duty personnel, veterans or retirees, contact the team directly at 702-652-4136.



  • Honor Guard requests must be submitted at least 30 days in advance notice, but no earlier than 90 days.  
  • Though rare, an approved request could be canceled based on mission requirements.
  • The Honor Guard is prohibited by the U.S. Constitution and federal law from supporting most religious events except for funerals and all partisan political events. 
  • The Honor Guard is unable to support any event with a fundraising component.
  • We may ask the requestor to cover some of the cost associated with the event. If the visit is overnight or involves travel outside Las Vegas, we may ask you to pay for travel and accommodations. If a meal fee, entry fee or parking fee is required, we also expect the requestor to cover this.