The 11th Operations Group represents the United States Air Force by providing premier ceremonial, musical and funeral support to the American public, international community, and Airmen and their families.
The 11th Operations Group is a tenant unit on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and is part of the historic 11th Wing at Joint Base Andrews. The 11th Operations Group oversees the operations and scheduling of The United States Air Force Band, Honor Guard and Chaplains at Arlington National Cemetery.
The United States Air Force Band
The United States Air Force Band is the Air Force’s premier musical organization. Its mission is to honor those who have served, inspire American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and positively impact the global community on behalf of the United States Air Force and the United States of America.
The organization is comprised of six performing ensembles: Air Force Strings, Airmen of Note, Ceremonial Brass, Concert Band, Max Impact and Singing Sergeants. They present more than 1,600 performances annually, as well as reaching millions via radio and television broadcasts and the Internet.
The United States Air Force Chaplaincy at Arlington National Cemetery
The United States Air Force chaplains and chaplain assistants provide comprehensive funeral ministry, spiritual care and comfort to all active duty, retirees and dependents of the Air Force in Arlington National Cemetery. The Chaplains conduct more than 1,100 chapel and committal services annually, and partner with The United States Air Force Band and Honor Guard in paying final tributes and offering military honors to our nation’s heroes, their spouses and children.nThe United States
Air Force Honor Guard
The United States Air Force Honor Guard is home to more than 200 men and women directly responsible for providing final military funeral honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Members of the USAF Honor Guard also train other Air Force base honor guards and support State Funeral plans. Members represent the Air Force in a variety of military and civilian ceremonies conducted throughout Washington, D.C., including events at the White House, Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknowns.
The Honor Guard also operates the Air Force’s only precision drill team, which is dedicated to inspiring Air Force awareness among military and civilian audiences. Through complex drill routines, the drill team to personifies the integrity, discipline, teamwork, and professionalism of every military mission.