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Retirement Ceremony Script {outdoor}

Air Force Protocol
from 'Til Wheels are Up'

OUTDOOR CEREMONY ACTIVITIES:
RETIREMENT ONLY
ASSEMBLY (0900)
1ST SGTs“FALL IN” All troops fall in on the final line at normal interval, line formation.
 “RIGHT, FACE”
 “IF YOU ARE TALLER THAN THE PERSON IN FRONT OF YOU, MOVE FORWARD.”
 “RIGHT FACE”
 “IF YOU ARE TALLER THAN THE PERSON IN FRONT OF YOU, MOVE FORWARD.”
 “LEFT FACE”
 “IF YOU ARE TALLER THAN THE PERSON IN FRONT OF YOU, MOVE FORWARD.”
 “LEFT FACE”
 [1st Sergeants form unit in close interval]
 At Ease
SQ/CCsAt 0918 move to positions
1st SGTsUpon approach of SQ/CC, “SQUADRON, ATTENTION”, Salute, “SIR (MA’AM) THE SQUADRON IS FORMED”
SQ/CCsReturn 1st SGTs salute, “POST”
1st SGTsMove by most direct route to appropriate position (towards the colors)
SQ/CCs“BY MY COMMAND, PARADE REST”, Execute About face.
COT
DEPCOT
At 0922, take your position, you will be at ease
GP staffsAt 0922, take your position, go to parade rest
 COMMAND PARTY FAMILIES ARRIVE
(When cued the Generals are in the staff car.)
ESCFamilies brought in by surrey and personal vehicles and escorted to seats
NARRGOOD MORNING, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. I AM YOUR NARRATOR, MAJOR _________________. IT IS MY HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO WELCOME YOU ALL TO LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA.
 Opening remarks and brief history
NARRAT THIS TIME ON THE PARADE FIELD, THE GROUP COMMANDERS WILL BRING THEIR GROUPS TO ATTENTION IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE COMMAND PARTY.
GP/CCs“STAFF, ATTENTION”
GP/CCsExecute about face (now facing troops) and command “GROUP”
SQ/CCsEcho “SQUADRON”
GP/CCs“ATTENTION”, Execute an about face
NARRLADIES AND GENTLEMAN, WHEN THE COMMAND PARTY ARRIVES, I WILL ASK EVERYONE TO STAND. DURING THE CEREMONY, MILITARY AND CIVILIAN GUESTS SHOULD STAND FOR THE PLAYING OF RUFFLES AND FLOURISHES, THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, AND THE AIR FORCE SONG. MILITARY PERSONNEL SHOULD SALUTE DURING THE PLAYING OF RUFFLES AND FLOURISHES AND THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. CIVILIANS SHOULD PLACE THE RIGHT HAND OVER THE HEART DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, I WILL ANNOUNCE THE MAIN EVENTS OF THE CEREMONY PRIOR TO THEIR OCCURRENCE.
 COMMAND PARTY ARRIVES
NARR(Wait for Generals to be in place behind bleachers)
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE RISE FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE REVIEWING PARTY.
GP/CCsExecute an about face (now facing troops) and command “PRESENT”
SQ/CCsEcho “PRESENT”
GUI BRsRaise guidons on SQ/CC’s command “PRESENT”
GP/CCs“ARMS”
GUI BRsPresent guidons on GP/CC’s command “ARMS”
GP/CCsExecute about face (now facing reviewing stand) and to staff “PRESENT, ARMS”
BANDRuffles and Flourishes and the Generals March played.
GENsProceed to standing stage positions as music is played. GEN B to center stage. GEN E in front of seat.
GEN BReturn salute at completion of General’s March
GP/CCsTo Staff “ORDER, ARMS”
GP/CCsExecute about face (now facing troops) and command “ORDER”
SQ/CCsEcho “ORDER”
GUI BRsRaise guidons on SQ/CC’s command “ORDER”
GP/CCs“ARMS”
GUI BRsOrder guidons on GP/CC’s command “ARMS”
GP/CCsCommand “PARADE”
SQ/CCsEcho “PARADE”
GP/CCs“REST”, Execute about face (now facing reviewing stand) and to staff: “PARADE, REST”
 INVOCATION
NARRTHE INVOCATION WILL NOW BE GIVEN BY CHAPLAIN ______________.
CHPLProceed to ground level podium. Perform invocation. Return to seat.
 WELCOME
NARRLADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE BE SEATED.
(pause)
TODAY WE WILL BE PART OF HISTORY AND WITNESS AN AWARDS AND A RETIREMENT CEREMONY. WE ARE PLEASED THAT YOU ARE WITH US TO SHARE THIS IMPORTANT EVENT. TODAY, THE COMMANDER OF TROOPS FOR OUR FORMATION IS Rank & Name. HIS ADJUTANT IS Rank & Name, AND THE DEPUTY COMMANDER OF TROOPS IS Rank & Name.
 THERE ARE A NUMBER OF SPECIAL GUESTS HERE TODAY. THEY INCLUDE: TBD

OF COURSE, THERE ARE NUMEROUS OTHER FRIENDS, FAMILY AND DISTINGUISHED GUESTS HERE ALSO. WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME ALL OF YOU.
 ADJUTANT’S CALL/SOUND OFF
NARRAT THIS TIME, THE ADJUTANT WILL DIRECT THE BAND TO SOUND ADJUTANT’S CALL, WHICH IS THE OFFICIAL BEGINNING OF TODAY’S CEREMONY.
ADJ“SOUND ADJUTANT’S CALL”
BANDBand plays
SQ/CCsOn first note of Adjutant’s call, come to attention, execute about face (now facing troops) and command “SQUADRON, ATTENTION”

Execute about face (now facing reviewing stand)
GP/CCs“STAFF, ATTENTION”
COT
DEPCOT
(Positioned next to reviewing stand) “STAFF, ATTENTION”
ADJOn last note of music (awaits COT hand movement) “quick step” by most direct route to post directly in front of COT, perform an about face (now facing troops) and command “GIVE YOUR GROUPS PARADE REST”
COT
DEPCOT
When ADJ (next line) reaches predetermined location, march staff to parade field position (time march with adjutant)
GP/CCsExecute about face (now facing troops) and command “PARADE”
SQ/CCsEcho “PARADE”
GP/CCs“REST”, Execute about face (now facing reviewing stand) and to staff: “PARADE, REST”
NARRTHE ADJUTANT WILL NOW DIRECT THE BAND TO SOUND OFF, WHICH IS A SALUTE TO THE COMMANDER OF TROOPS.
ADJ Come to attention and command “IN PLACE, SOUND OFF”
BANDPlay three chord “Soundoff,” introduction to a march, then three chord “Soundoff”
 PRESENTATION OF COMMAND TO COT
ADJ“GIVE YOUR GROUPS ATTENTION”
GP/CCsTo staff, “ATTENTION”. Execute about face (now facing troops) and command “GROUP”
SQ/CCsEcho “SQUADRON”
GP/CCs“ATTENTION”( continue to face troops)
COT“STAFF, ATTENTION”
ADJ“GIVE YOUR GROUPS PRESENT ARMS”
GP/CCs“PRESENT”
SQ/CCsEcho “PRESENT”
GUI BRSRaise guidons on SQ/CC’s command “PRESENT”
GP/CCs“ARMS”
GUI BRsPresent guidons on GP/CC’s command “ARMS”
GP/CCsExecute about face (now facing reviewing stand) and to staff “PRESENT, ARMS”
ADJExecute about face (now facing COT), salute and report “SIR, THE COMMAND IS FORMED”
COTReturn salute and command “TAKE YOUR POST”
ADJMarch directly toward COT, execute 45 degree left turn then 45 degree right turn, halt at position, execute about face (now facing troops)
COT“GIVE YOUR GROUPS ORDER ARMS”
GP/CCsTo Staff “ORDER, ARMS”
GP/CCsExecute about face (now facing troops) and command “ORDER”
SQ/CCsEcho “ORDER”
GUI BRsRaise guidons on SQ/CC’s command “ORDER”
GP/CCs“ARMS”
GUI BRsOrder guidons on GP/CC’s command “ARMS”
GP/CCsExecute about face (now facing reviewing stand)
NARRTHE ADJUTANT WILL NOW RECEIVE THE REPORTS OF THE GROUP COMMANDERS AND PUBLISH THE ORDERS.
COTTo ADJ “RECEIVE THE REPORT”
ADJReturn to previous position in front of COT (facing troops) and command “REPORT”
GP A/CCSalute (eyes forward)
“SIR, GROUP A ALL PRESENT OR ACCOUNTED FOR”
GP B/CCSalute (eyes forward)
“SIR, GROUP B ALL PRESENT OR ACCOUNTED FOR”
ADJExecute about face (now facing COT), salute, and state “SIR, ALL PRESENT OR ACCOUNTED FOR”
COTReturn salute and command “PUBLISH THE ORDERS”
ADJExecute about face (now facing troops) and command “ATTENTION TO ORDERS. DETAIL FOR TODAY: RETIREMENT CEREMONY. OFFICER OF THE DAY IS BRIGADIER GENERAL ED MECHENBIER , BY ORDER OF GENERAL BABBITT.” Then post and face about
 PRESENTATION OF COMMAND TO REVIEWING OFFICER
NARRAT THIS TIME, THE COMMANDER OF TROOPS WILL PRESENT THE COMMAND TO GENERAL BABBITT. LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, PLEASE RISE
COT Commands “GIVE YOUR GROUPS PRESENT ARMS”
GP/CCsExecute about face (now facing troops) and command “PRESENT”
SQ/CCsEcho “PRESENT”
GUI BRSRaise guidons on SQ/CC’s command “PRESENT”
GP/CCs“ARMS”
GUI BRsPresent guidons on GP/CC’s command “ARMS”
GP/CCsExecute about face (now facing reviewing stand) and to staff “PRESENT, ARMS”
COTTo Staff commands “CHANGE POST MARCH.” COT steps to the rear towards the reviewing stand, DEPCOT and ADJ perform about faces when he passes between them. COT halts at appropriate spot and to staff orders, “PRESENT ARMS”, then states, “SIR, I PRESENT THE COMMAND”
GEN BReturn COT’s salute
NARRLADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE BE SEATED.
COTTo staff “ORDER ARMS”, Execute about face(now facing troops) and command “GIVE YOUR GROUPS ORDER ARMS”
GP/CCsTo staff “ORDER ARMS”, Execute about face(now facing troops) and command “ORDER”
SQ/CCsEcho “ORDER”
GUI BRsRaise guidons on SQ/CC’s command “ORDER”
GP/CCs“ARMS”
GUI BRsOrder guidons on GP/CC’s command “ARMS”
GP/CCsExecute about face (now facing reviewing stand)
COTExecute about face (now facing reviewing stand)
 INSPECTION OF THE TROOPS
NARRGENERAL BARRY WILL NOW DIRECT THE COMMANDER OF TROOPS TO PREPARE FOR INSPECTION.
GEN B“PREPARE FOR INSPECTION”
COTSalute GEN B
GEN BReturn salute
COTExecute about face (now facing troops) and command “GIVE YOUR GROUPS PARADE REST”
GP/CCsExecute about face (now facing troops) and command “PARADE”
SQ/CCsEcho “PARADE”
GP/CCs“REST”, Execute about face (now facing reviewing stand) and to staff: “PARADE, REST”
COTExecute about face (now facing reviewing stand) salute and state “SIR, THE COMMAND IS PREPARED FOR INSPECTION”
GEN BReturn salute
COTTo staff “PARADE REST”
NARRGENERAL BARRY HAS INVITED ??? TO CONDUCT THIS FINAL INSPECTION OF HIS COMMAND. HE WILL BE ESCORTED BY THE COMMANDER OF TROOPS.
COTCome to attention
???Leave reviewing stand and proceed to a spot well beyond squadron 1.
GEN BBe seated on stage
BANDPlay appropriate marching music
COTJoin GEN E enroute to Squadron 1, taking position to right of ???
???
COT
Proceed by most direct route to point just beyond squadron 1 before turning to pass in front of SQ/CCs. Only GEN E returns hand salutes of SQ/CCs.
GP A/CCAs Reviewing Party approaches staff position, to staff “STAFF ATTENTION”. Remain at attention while Group A is inspected
SQ/CCsINSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL UNITS BEING INSPECTED: (By the ripples) As Reviewing Party approaches to a point six paces to the right of the squadron, Squadron Commander commands “SQUADRON, ATTENTION”. Here, only the Squadron Commander executes an “eyes right” and presents a salute, and follows Reviewing Party with head/eyes until eyes reach front, then head remains straight ahead (GUI BRs do not present guidon). SQ/CCs holds the salute until it is returned by ???. Drop Salute.

After Reviewing Party has passed, command “PARADE REST”

NOTE: THE CIVILIAN UNIT WILL COME TO ATTENTION AND RETURN TO PARADE REST, BUT NOT PERFORM EYES RIGHT OR HAND SALUTE.
???Stop in front of SQ3 (the flight suit squadron), face the SQ/CC
BANDStops playing
???Call “SSGT ___________, FRONT AND CENTER”
SQ3/CCOver his shoulder repeats, ““SSGT ___________, FRONT AND CENTER”
NARRAS ONE OF HIS FINAL ACTS AS COMMANDER, ??? HAS ELECTED TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO AWARD A STRIPES FOR EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMERS PROMOTION, PROMOTING STAFF SGT _______________ TO TECHNICAL SGT EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. THIS PROMOTION IS IN RECOGNITION OF TECHNICAL SGT __________OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS WHILE ASSIGNED TO Squadron & Base.
SSGTCome forward smartly, salute, receive promotion, step backward, salute, return to ranks
???Resume inspection
BANDResume playing
GP A/CCWhen Reviewing Party has passed SQ4, to staff “PARADE REST”
GP B/CCAs GPA’s SQ4 comes to attention, to staff “STAFF ATTENTION” Remain at attention while Group B is inspected
???
COT
All salute colors when passing in front. ??? commands “PRESENT, ARMS” “ORDER, ARMS”. Continue down line of troops to end of last squadron, then turn and proceed to reviewing stand (the inspection route covers only the front of the formation)
GP B/CCWhen Party has passed staff position, to staff “PARADE REST”
COTReturn to field position (facing reviewing stand) and COT (only) salutes ???
???From reviewing stand, return COT salute
GENsMove to standing stage positions: GEN B to center stage, ??? in front of seat.
 NATIONAL ANTHEM
NARRLADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE RISE AS GENERAL BARRY NOW DIRECTS THE COMMANDER OF TROOPS TO HAVE THE COLORS COME FORWARD.
GEN B“HAVE THE COLORS COME FORWARD”
COTSalute GEN B
GEN BReturn salute
COT“STAFF, ATTENTION”

Execute about face (now facing troops) and command “GIVE YOUR GROUPS ATTENTION”
GP/CCsTo staff, “ATTENTION” Execute about face (now facing troops) and command “GROUP”
SQ/CCsEcho “SQUADRON”
GP/CCs“ATTENTION” Execute about face ( now facing reviewing stand)
COTTo staff “POST”
ADJTo DEPCOT, “RIGHT FACE, FORWARD MARCH.” At six paces, “DETAIL HALT”, “LEFT FACE”
COTMarch toward the Color Guard. At the appropriate spot halt, about face, then command over the shoulder, “DETACHMENT FORWARD MARCH”
CLR GRDMarch behind the COT
BANDPlay while COT is moving
ADJ
DEPCOT
As colors pass, ADJ commands to DEPCOT “LEFT FACE” “FORWARD, MARCH”. March six paces, “DETAIL HALT”, “RIGHT FACE”. (behind Color Guard facing reviewing stand)
COTWhen at proper position, command “DETACHMENT HALT” Salute GEN B and state, “SIR, THE COLORS ARE PRESENT”
NARRAT THIS TIME, GENERAL BARRY WILL DIRECT THE COMMANDER OF TROOPS TO PRESENT THE COMMAND.
GEN BReturn COT’s salute, “PRESENT THE COMMAND”
COTPass around right flank of Color Guard and proceed directly to post. Halt facing troops and command “GIVE YOUR GROUPS PRESENT ARMS”
GP/CCsExecute about face (now facing troops) and command “PRESENT”
SQ/CCsEcho “PRESENT”
GUI BRSRaise guidons on SQ/CC’s command “PRESENT”
GP/CCs“ARMS”
GUI BRsPresent guidons on GP/CC’s command “ARMS”
GP/CCsExecute about face (now facing reviewing stand) and to staff “PRESENT, ARMS”
COTExecute about face (now facing reviewing stand). To staff and Color Guard command “PRESENT ARMS”
NARRLADIES AND GENTLEMEN, OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM
BANDPlay NATIONAL ANTHEM
NARRLADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE TAKE YOUR SEATS.
COTTo staff “ORDER ARMS”, Execute about face(now facing troops) and command “GIVE YOUR GROUPS ORDER ARMS”
GP/CCsTo staff “ORDER ARMS”, Execute about face(now facing troops) and command “ORDER”
SQ/CCsEcho “ORDER”
GUI BRsRaise guidons on SQ/CC’s command “ORDER”
GP/CCs“ARMS” (continue to face troops)
GUI BRsOrder guidons on GP/CC’s command “ARMS”
COT“GIVE YOUR GROUPS PARADE REST”
GP/CCs“PARADE”
SQ/CCsEcho “PARADE”
GP/CCs“REST”, Execute about face (now facing reviewing stand) and to staff: “PARADE, REST”
COTTo staff “PARADE REST”, Execute about face (now facing reviewing stand)
NARRLADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE COMMANDER OF THE 56 FIGHTER WING, BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN L. BARRY.
???Be seated on stage
GEN BGo to podium. Make remarks. Move to standing center stage position (for award presentation to ???)
 PRESENTATION OF DECORATION
NARRLADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AT THIS TIME PLEASE RISE FOR THE READING OF THE CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL TO ???
???Move to position to left of GEN B
AIDEMove to standing stage position
COT“STAFF ATTENTION” Execute about face (now facing troops) and command “GIVE YOUR GROUPS ATTENTION”
GP/CCsTo staff, “ATTENTION” Execute about face (now facing troops) and command “GROUP”
SQ/CCsEcho “SQUADRON”
GP/CCs“ATTENTION” Execute about face (now facing reviewing stand)
COTExecute about face (now facing reviewing stand)
AIDETake decoration from table and wait until end of citation
NARRCITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF

THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL
(FIRST OAK LEAF CLUSTER)

TO

???

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, awards the Distinguished Service Medal to ??? for exceptionally meritorious service in duties of great responsibility ??? distinguished himself as

PLACE CITATION HERE

Through unparalleled leadership and a profound regard for others, ??? has built a lasting legacy of leadership for the Air Force and the United States. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of ??? culminate a long and distinguished career in the service of his country and reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
AIDEAt end of reading, move to right of an hand medal to GEN B
GEN B
???
Face each other
GEN BPin medal on ???, waits for pictures
Presents citation, waits for pictures, then hands it back to AIDE
GEN B
???
Exchange salutes and shake hands. Face troops
 RETIREMENT CEREMONY
NARRLADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE READING OF THE RETIREMENT ORDERS.
NARRATTENTION TO ORDERS: “DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE, WASHINGTON DC SPECIAL ORDER NUMBER ACG010, DATED 3 MARCH 1998. SUBJECT: RETIREMENT, ???, COMMANDER, Squadron & Base, IS RELIEVED FROM ACTIVE DUTY ASSIGNMENT EFFECTIVE 31 MAY 1998 ??? IS RETIRED IN THE GRADE OF ???, EFFECTIVE 1 JUNE 1998, BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE
AIDEHand certificate to GEN B. Wait to receive it back.
GEN BReceives certificate, shares it with ??? for photographs, and returns it to aide
GEN B
???
Face troops
NARRTRADITIONALLY, WHEN GENERALS RETIRE, THEIR FLAGS ARE RETIRED AS A SYMBOL OF LONG AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THIS NATION AND ALSO AS A WAY OF EXPRESSING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE’S GRATITUDE FOR THEIR TENURE IN SERVICE. GENERAL ???’S FLAG WILL NOW BE FURLED AND CASED.
HON GRDEnter from back of stage. First member move to position one pace behind and between GEN B and ???. Second member move to position to right front of GEN B.
 LETTERS
NARRTHE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS SENT A PERSONAL LETTER TO ??? UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT. I WILL NOW READ THAT LETTER.

Dear General ???:

I am pleased to join with your family and friends in congratulating you on your retirement from the United States Air Force. You have served our country with distinction and honor, and you can be proud of your contributions to our national security and to peace around the world.

Hillary and I are delighted to send best wishes as you celebrate this milestone and your years of military service.

Sincerely, Bill Clinton
AIDEHand letter to GEN B. Wait to receive it back.
GEN BReceives letter, shares it with ??? for photograph, return to aide
NARRGENERAL ??? HAS ALSO RECEIVED LETTERS OF APPRECIATION FROM THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, WILLIAM S. COHEN, THE ACTING SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE, F. WHITTEN PETERS, THE CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE AIR FORCE, GENERAL MICHAEL E. RYAN, THE GOVERNORS OF OHIO, OKLAHOMA, AND TEXAS, AND A PROCLAMATION FROM SENATOR MICHAEL DEWINE.
 MRS. ???
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION AND FLOWERS
NARRIT IS NOW MY DISTINCT PRIVILEGE TO INVITE MRS. ??? TO THE STAGE FOR A VERY SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF HER PERSONAL CONTRIBUTIONS.
ESCEscort MRS. ??? to position between GEN B and ???. Remain nearby.
NARRAT THIS TIME GENERAL BARRY WILL PRESENT MRS. ??? WITH THE AIR FORCE CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION.
NARRTHE CITATION READS:

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
FROM THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
In grateful appreciation,
The United States Air Force presents
this certificate of recognition to:

???

for the commitment and numerous contributions
that made positive impacts to the Nation’s defense.
Thank You for the support which gave strength and
purpose to your spouse’s service

GIVEN THIS FIRST DAY OF JUNE
NINETEEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-EIGHT
AIDETake certificate. Hand to GEN B.
GEN BReceive certificate, share with MRS ??? for photographs and returns to AIDE
AIDETake the certificate, hand bouquet of flowers to GEN B
NARRTHIS BOUQUET OF FLOWERS IS PRESENTED TO MRS. ??? ON BEHALF OF THE FAMILIES OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE 56 FIGHTER WING WITH HEARTFELT APPRECIATION FOR EVERYTHING SHE HAS DONE FOR THIS COMMAND.
GEN BTake flowers and present to MRS ???.
MRS ???Keep flowers.
ESCEscort MRS ??? to her seat
AIDEReturn to original position off the stage
 POSTING OF THE COLORS
NARRLADIES AND GENTLEMAN, PLEASE STAND FOR THE POSTING OF THE COLORS.
COT“STAFF ATTENTION” Execute about face (now facing troops) and command “GIVE YOUR GROUPS ATTENTION”
GEN B
???
Remain standing at center stage
GP/CCsTo staff, “ATTENTION” Execute about face (now facing troops) and command “GROUP”
SQ/CCsEcho “SQUADRON”
GP/CCs“ATTENTION” Execute about face (now facing reviewing stand)
COTTo Color Guard “COLOR GUARD, POST”
CLR GRDExecute wheel turn and return to final line
COTExecute about face as color guard passes
NARR(When Color Guard stops on final line)
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE BE SEATED.
GENsReturn to your seats and be seated
COT“GIVE YOUR GROUPS PARADE REST”
GP/CCsExecute about face (now facing troops) and command “PARADE”
SQ/CCsEcho “PARADE”
GP/CCs“REST”, Execute about face (now facing reviewing stand) and to staff: “PARADE, REST”
COTExecute about face (now facing reviewing stand) and to staff “PARADE REST”
 FLY-OVER
NARRIn recognition of Gen ???’s retirement, the Air Forces’ greatest Fighter/Bomber, the F-16 Falcon will conduct an overflight. Commanding today’s F-16is ??? of the ??? Squadron, based here at Luke AFB, AZ, home of the 56th Fighter Wing.
 REMARKS
NARRLADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ???.
???Go to podium. Make remarks. Return to chair.
 DISMISSAL
NARRTHE COMMANDER OF TROOPS WILL NOW PREPARE THE FORMATION FOR DISMISSAL.
COT“STAFF ATTENTION” Execute about face (now facing troops) and command “GIVE YOUR GROUPS ATTENTION”
GP/CCsTo staff, “ATTENTION” Execute about face (now facing troops) and command “GROUP”
SQ/CCsEcho “SQUADRON”
GP/CCs“ATTENTION” Execute about face (now facing reviewing stand)
NARRWE OF THE 56 FIGHTER WING ARE PROUD TO HAVE SERVED WITH ??? AND WE WISH HIM AND MRS ??? CONTINUED SUCCESS AND GODSPEED.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE RISE FOR THE PLAYING OF THE AIR FORCE SONG AND REMAIN STANDING WHILE THE REVIEWING PARTY DEPARTS. GUESTS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE RECEPTION AT THE OFFICER’S CLUB.
GENsStand by seats
 BANDPlay Air Force Song  
GEN BDepart platform during Air Force Song, join spouse and depart for the reception at the O’ Club
??? Depart platform during Air Force Song for a 10 Minute media opportunity at the media platform (OPR: ?????) followed by reception at the O’Club.
NARRLADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS CONCLUDES TODAY’S CEREMONY. DISTINGUISHED VISITORS ARE ASKED TO BEGIN BOARDING THE BUSES PROVIDED FOR TRANSPORTATION. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING AND HAVE A GOOD DAY.
COT“TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR GROUPS”
GP/CCs“DISMISS YOUR SQUADRONS”
SQ/CCs“SQUADRON, DISMISSED”
TROOPSDepart parade grounds and board buses for transportation to unit locations



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