The Air Force Honor Guard Officer Ceremonial Belt is identical to the one worn by enlisted Honor Guard members except for its buckle, which features a rendering of the Air Force’s Officer Insignia (the Great Seal of the United States) rather than the “Wing and Star.” Officers in Charge of Military Funeral Honors, Firing Parties, Color Teams, and Saber Cordons or Sword-Arch Ceremonies are instructed to wear the belt.

While regulations call for the belt to be worn between the second and third buttons from the top of the ceremonial blouse, overcoat, or raincoat, exceptions are made because certain blouses have been manufactured in a way that prevents wearing it in that location. The buckle may be used to cover the second button in those cases, but under no circumstances is the second button to be visible below the buckle.

Because of the highly formal nature of many events and ceremonies at which the USAF Honor Guard of Base Honor Guards serve, there is typically quite a bit of saluting going on. Normally, saluting requires raising the right hand until the bicep is parallel to the ground, but doing while wearing the ceremonial belt would cause the back to rise above the belt, so Airmen are allowed to position the bicep at a roughly 45-degree angle to the ground in order to maintain the taut appearance of the ceremonial blouse, raincoat, or overcoat.

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