Those who honor us

Staff Sgt. Maurice Coleman, the Steel Talons Honor Guard operations technician, instructs Airman 1st Class Jhadira James and Airman 1st Class Victoria DeLoach, Steel Talons Honor Guard members, on correct rifle handling for the colors ceremony during a practice session at Heritage Park at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on Feb. 1, 2017. The Steel Talons Honor Guard was created to honor fallen members of the armed services, both past and present. The honor guard practices its duties daily, from flag dressing and folding to firing of a rifle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty)

Staff Sgt. Maurice Coleman, the Steel Talons Honor Guard operations technician, instructs Airman 1st Class Jhadira James and Airman 1st Class Victoria DeLoach, Steel Talons Honor Guard members, on correct rifle handling for the colors ceremony during a practice session at Heritage Park at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on Feb. 1, 2017. The Steel Talons Honor Guard was created to honor fallen members of the armed services, both past and present. The honor guard practices its duties daily, from flag dressing and folding to firing of a rifle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty)

Senior Airman Steven Shivers, a Steel Talons Honor Guard member, holds the American flag while practicing the colors ceremony at Heritage Park at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on Feb. 1, 2017. The Steel Talons Honor Guard was created to honor fallen members of the armed services, both past and present. The honor guard performs at a variety of events, including change of command ceremonies, where they carry out the posting of the colors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty)

Senior Airman Steven Shivers, a Steel Talons Honor Guard member, holds the American flag while practicing the colors ceremony at Heritage Park at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on Feb. 1, 2017. The Steel Talons Honor Guard was created to honor fallen members of the armed services, both past and present. The honor guard performs at a variety of events, including change of command ceremonies, where they carry out the posting of the colors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty)

Steel Talons Honor Guard members practice the colors ceremony at Heritage Park at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on Feb. 1, 2017. The Steel Talons Honor Guard was created to honor fallen members of the armed services, both past and present. The honor guard performs at several hundred civilian and military ceremonies each year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty)

Steel Talons Honor Guard members practice the colors ceremony at Heritage Park at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on Feb. 1, 2017. The Steel Talons Honor Guard was created to honor fallen members of the armed services, both past and present. The honor guard performs at several hundred civilian and military ceremonies each year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty)

Flags are thrust into the air by Steel Talons Honor Guard members during a rendition of the colors ceremony at Heritage Park at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on Feb. 1, 2017. The Steel Talons Honor Guard was created to honor fallen members of the armed services, both past and present. The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard originated in 1948 and serves to represent Airmen to the American public and the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty)

Flags are thrust into the air by Steel Talons Honor Guard members during a rendition of the colors ceremony at Heritage Park at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on Feb. 1, 2017. The Steel Talons Honor Guard was created to honor fallen members of the armed services, both past and present. The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard originated in 1948 and serves to represent Airmen to the American public and the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty)

Staff Sgt. Maurice Coleman, the Steel Talons Honor Guard operations technician, instructs Steel Talons Honor Guard members on proper handling of a saber during a practice session at Heritage Park at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on Feb. 1, 2017. The Steel Talons Honor Guard was created to honor fallen members of the armed services, both past and present. To become a Steel Talons member, Airmen must complete their career development coursework, gain consent from their supervision and conform to the Air Force uniform and fitness standards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty)

Staff Sgt. Maurice Coleman, the Steel Talons Honor Guard operations technician, instructs Steel Talons Honor Guard members on proper handling of a saber during a practice session at Heritage Park at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on Feb. 1, 2017. The Steel Talons Honor Guard was created to honor fallen members of the armed services, both past and present. To become a Steel Talons member, Airmen must complete their career development coursework, gain consent from their supervision and conform to the Air Force uniform and fitness standards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty)

Steel Talons Honor Guard members handle sabers during a practice session at Heritage Park at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on Feb. 1, 2017. The Steel Talons Honor Guard was created to honor fallen members of the armed services, both past and present. The Steel Talons Honor Guard perform at several hundred civilian and military ceremonies each year, ranging from community events to military funerals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty)

Steel Talons Honor Guard members handle sabers during a practice session at Heritage Park at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on Feb. 1, 2017. The Steel Talons Honor Guard was created to honor fallen members of the armed services, both past and present. The Steel Talons Honor Guard perform at several hundred civilian and military ceremonies each year, ranging from community events to military funerals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

Holloman's Steel Talons Honor Guard was created to honor fallen members of the armed services, both past and present. The honor guard practices its duties daily, from flag dressing and folding to firing of a rifle. It performs at several hundred civilian and military ceremonies each year. The honor guard members help to preserve the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard’s heritage by learning about honor guard history and traditions.