Honor Guard

Mortuary Affairs & Honor Guard

The mission of the Dyess AFB Honor Guard is to represent Airmen to the American public and the World. Dyess provides military funeral honors and military ceremonies throughout 38 Texas counties and the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.

7FSS Dyess Honor Guard provides honors for Active, Retiree, and Veteran service members during many ceremonious occasions. We can be seen at Promotions, Retirements, and funerals for those who are or have served in the United States military. Our professionalism can be seen across the Big Country every year. These services range from the presentation of colors, and firing teams.

As the 7 FSS Mortuary Affairs, we are equipped to support the family through with military funerals and help them understand what benefits are available. Our key services include the handling of funeral operations, organization of the Honor Guard, the travel plans of fallen military members and their families, and financial expenses. It is our honor and duty to ensure that the family is taken care of and that those who have passed are treated with the utmost respect and honor.

Casualty / Survivor Benefit Program (SBP)

As the Dyess Casualty Assistance Representative, we provide comprehensive casualty assistance to both retired and active duty family members in the event of a service member’s death. This assistance includes filing for benefits and entitlements from the service member’s branch of service, governmental agencies, nongovernmental agencies, and the Department of Veteran Affairs.

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Services Details

Deceased Air Force / Army Air Core - Active Duty / Reservist & Air National Guard on Active Orders - 20 member detail (full military honors)

Retired AF or AAC / Traditional Reservist - 6 member detail (folding of the flag, playing of “Taps”, and presentation to the NOK). If manning is available then a firing party will be provided.

Veteran / 2 member detail (folding of the flag, playing of “Taps”, and presentation to the NOK).

Colors Team / Postings - will have a minimum of 4 members.

Please call the day prior to the funeral if you wish to confirm detail size.

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Requesting Services

Funeral honors requests can be e-mailed to the Flight Support office to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or faxed to DSN 481-5707 or commercial (325) 696-5532. Color Guard should be requested on the Color Guard Request Form. Please be sure to include the following information in all requests:

  • Type of ceremony, (Funeral honors, please include DD-214 Form)
  • Type of honors requested,
  • Time & date of the ceremony,
  • Who is hosting the ceremony,
  • Any other pertinent information regarding the ceremony,
  • A POC with a good phone number.

The Flight Support personnel will contact you to confirm receipt of your request.


Who We Honor First

Please understand that funeral honors take precedence over all other Honor Guard activities. There is always a chance that non-funeral requests will be denied or cancelled if the Honor Guard becomes overtasked with funeral ceremonies.

Retirements & Promotions

Postings for retirements and promotions (posting of colors/presentation of colors)

  • Promotions: Person being honored must be promoted to the grade of Chief Master Sergeant for enlisted or Colonel for officers, and SES for civilians.
  • Retirements: For enlisted, officers and SES civilians.
Alternative Resources

Please feel free to contact us for alternative resources if your event does not meet these requirements.

Mortuary Affairs & Honor Guard

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After Hours Phone Number

Mortuary Affairs


Mortuary After Hours



Honor Guard
Mon – Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mortuary Affairs
Mon – Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


390 Ave D Bldg 7217
Dyess AFB, TX 79607


Casualty / Survivor Benefit Program




8:00 am - 4:00 pm


217 5th St.
Dyess AFB, TX 79607

"Retaining 21st Century Airmen and Families"

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