Military Personnel

Many hubs enjoy Military Personnel in uniform to serve as greeters, guardians, or “floaters” while in DC.

Guardian duty consist of spending the day with an assigned Veteran to ensure their safety and enjoyment of their day of honor. Floaters are not assigned a Veteran, but are encouraged to mingle with all the Veterans throughout the day while touring their Memorials.

Active duty military guardians and floaters are asked to be in military uniform and will meet the flights at the arriving airport, board the bus to spend the day with the hub and Veterans, and then return to the airport for the departure. It is a magnificent way in which to spend a day! Meals, drinks and parking are typically provided.

If you are not able to commit to an entire day, the Veterans love to be greeted by military personnel when they arrive at the airport.  The total time commitment for greetings at the airport is 2-3 hours.

Wear the uniform of your choice (seek command approval if in doubt), however – if you are going to serve as a Guardian or a Floater, please do NOT wear utilities or camouflage, as this is considered inappropriate at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

If all or part of your unit wants to participate in airport greetings or to volunteer as Floaters or Guardians, please email Mark Brickell at

2 thoughts on “Military Personnel

  1. Good morning,

    I am an active duty Coast Guard Officer stationed in the Washington D.C. area. Please add me to your email distribution list so that I can inform / promote / organize members from my unit to volunteer for Honor Flights. I have done several in the past, and would love the opportunity to promote this amazing opportunity for others to serve as well.
    M email address is below.
    Thank you!
    Ryan Coffin, ENS

  2. Thanks, Ryan! We’ve added you to our list and are excited to have you join us at our greetings. If any of your friends would also like to be added, please have them visit!

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