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The mailing address for Honor Guard Personnel while on base is:

Commander (HG)
United States Coast Guard
Telecommunication and Information Systems Command
ATTN: Rank and Last Name
7323 Telegraph Road MS 7300
Alexandria , VA 20598-7300

Honor Guard Quarterdeck (main phone line):  703-313-5400
Honor Guard Operations (mission tasking):  703-313-5411
Honor Guard Fax:  703-313-5424

Mission Request Form

To request the Honor Guard for a performance or function (for funerals - see guidance below), kindly download and fill out this MISSION REQUEST FORM and email to Honor Guard Operations.  A member of the Operations Department will acknowledge receipt of your completed form within 3 business days of submission.

The Honor Guard requests that funding be provided for all missions at a distance of 200 miles or greater from TISCOM (Alexandria, VA).  If funding is unavailable, the approval of the request will be left to the discretion of the Honor Guard Company Commander.

For a performance or function other than a funeral, this request must be received no later than 05 business days prior to the event date.

The Honor Guard exists to support Military District of Washington (MDW) functions, such as Presidential events, to directly support the Commandant of the Coast Guard, and to support all Coast Guard burials at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC).  Any other event requests may be accepted only when it does not conflict with MDW, Commandant, or ANC obligations.  Because some MDW tasking occurs with very little notice, other events with less priority may be cancelled with very little notice.  We appreciate your understanding and flexibility.

FUNERAL REQUEST NOTES No request form is needed for Ceremonial Honor Guard (CHG) support of funerals at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC).  That is scheduled internally by ANC and Coast Guard Headquarters.

To request funeral support for a Coast Guard veteran at a location other than ANC, or the Washington, DC area, please contact your local Coast Guard Military Funeral Honors Regional Coordinator (MFH-RC).  A listing of MFH-RCs may be found on the Coast Guard Personnel Service Center's Office of Casualty Matters website or you may download this MS Word file.  Support will normally be provided by the nearest Coast Guard unit using the limited resources available.

DRILL TEAM NOTES:  The ideal minimum height requirements are 17’ for Color Guard and 20’ for Drill Team.  The Drill Team also has an ideal spacing requirement of 35’x35’ for the full team and 15’x15’ for the Center Four performance.  In all cases, however, the Honor Guard is flexible and is willing to make exceptions as necessary. 

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Last Modified 1/12/2016