Joint Base Charleston


Honor Guard Spotlight: Senior Airman Ryan Yeager

By Staff Sgt. Daniel Bowles | Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs | September 29, 2010

Senior Airman Ryan Yeager

Hometown: Hemet, Ca.

Squadron and job title: 437th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory journeyman

Time in Air Force: two years, six months

Time in Honor Guard: one year, six months

What inspired you to join the Honor Guard? Watching the Air Force Honor Guard perform at base functions and seeing how much impact they have on the families of former military members.

What is your favorite aspect of the Honor Guard? I love being on Color Guard teams. It is an honor to bear our nation's flag.

What have you learned most as an Honor Guard member? I have learned to be a leader amongst my peers and to be an example to those who are new to the program.

What are your future career goals?
I would like to supervise and mentor younger Airmen as an NCO and eventually earn a commission in the Air Force.

Who is your role model and why? My father is definitely my role model for inspiring me never to quit something that I have started. He was very supportive in my decision to join the Air Force as well.

What is your single most memorable moment in Honor Guard? I, without a doubt, would say the full military honors ceremony for a former Charleston Air Force Base commander and retired brigadier general that we performed in downtown Charleston. It was an honor to pall bear his casket at the ceremony.

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