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AFDW ceremonial honors highlight George H.W. Bush legacy

U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, at Andrews Air Base, Md., Dec. 03, 2018.

U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, at Andrews Air Base, Md., Dec. 03, 2018. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel from across all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support during President George H.W. Bush's, the 41st President of the United States state funeral. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Rashad Usry)

U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard march off as the casket of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States,departs Andrews Air Base, Md., Dec. 03, 2018.

U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard march off as the casket of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States,departs Andrews Air Base, Md., Dec. 03, 2018. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel from across all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support during Bush's state funeral. (Sgt. Victor F Perez Vargas)

Members of the Joint Service Arrival Team place the casket of George W.H. Bush into a hearse on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 3, 2018.

Members of the Joint Service Arrival Team place the casket of George W.H. Bush into a hearse on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 3, 2018. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel from across all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support during George H.W. Bush's, the 41st President of the United States state funeral. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy)

U.S. service members prepare to place the casket of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, into a hearse, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Dec. 03, 2018.

U.S. service members prepare to place the casket of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, into a hearse, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Dec. 03, 2018. Military and civilian personnel assigned to Joint Task Force-National Capital Region provided ceremonial and civil affairs support during President George H.W. Bush's state funeral. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kalie Frantz)

Bush family arrives for state funeral aboard Air Force One.

George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, and his family depart Air Force One, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Dec. 03, 2018. Military and civilian personnel assigned to Joint Task Force-National Capital Region provided ceremonial and civil affairs support during President George H.W. Bush's state funeral. (DoD photo/U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kalie Frantz)

U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, at Andrews Air Base, Md., Dec. 03, 2018.

U.S. service members with the Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, at Andrews Air Base, Md., Dec. 03, 2018. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel from across all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support during President George H.W. Bush's, the 41st President of the United States state funeral. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Rashad Usry)

Sailors from the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) stand at parade rest before the start of George H.W. Bush’s state funeral on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 3, 2018.

Sailors from the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) stand at parade rest before the start of George H.W. Bush’s state funeral on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 3, 2018. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel from across all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support during George H.W. Bush's, the 41st President of the United States state funeral. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy)

Members of the Joint Service Arrival Team carry the casket of George W.H. Bush on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 3, 2018.

Members of the Joint Service Arrival Team carry the casket of George W.H. Bush on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 3, 2018. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel from across all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support during George H.W. Bush's, the 41st President of the United States state funeral. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy)

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Maryland -- As part of the three-phase state funeral for George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, Air Force District of Washington began wide-range support to the Air Force, Defense Department, and Joint Task Force-National Capital Region.

Nearly 4,000 U.S. Defense Department personnel assigned to the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region provided ceremonial and civil affairs support during the state funeral. The President's remains will lie in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol until Dec. 5 with guard of honor in attendance.

AFDW ceremonial support focus areas include planning, programming, protocol, logistical services, command and control, functional oversight and event management.

AFDW is the parent command to the 11th Wing and the U. S. Air Force Band and the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, which provides ceremonial and musical support throughout the national capital region and worldwide.

For official schedule of events and other information, visit the AFDW Facebook page at www.facebook.com/afdw.ncr/.