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Sample Script

Air Force Protocol
from 'Til Wheels are Up'

12 Sep 96 (x1)

ACTIVITY SCRIPT

ARRIVAL ACTIVITIES

Prebrief program of events to the Official Party, by LTC Foret
(Brig Gen Barry, Col Hall, and Col Smith)

Official Party departs for ceremony. (via main entrance bldg. S-11 door will be held by chief Pittman or Handley)

Mrs Hall (LTC JONES) and Mrs Smith (LTC THOMAS) are escorted to their seats.

LTC Foret gives introductory remarks and recognizes VIPs.

GOOD AFTERNOON LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. IT IS A PLEASURE TO WELCOME YOU TO LUKE AIR FORCE BASE. DURING THE CEREMONY YOU WILL WITNESS THE INACTIVATION OF NEWARK AIR FORCE BASE COMMANDED BY COL JOSEPH M HALL AND THE ACTIVATION OF DETACHMENT 1 OF WARNER ROBIN AIR LOGISTICS CENTER TO BE COMMANDED BY COL MICHAEL SMITH.

WE ARE HONORED TO HAVE BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN L. BARRY, THE COMMANDER, 56th FIGHTER WING, AS OUR PRESIDING OFFICER FOR TODAY’S CEREMONY.

AMONG THE MANY DISTINGUISHED MILITARY AND CIVILIAN GUESTS WITH US THIS AFTERNOON ARE MR KEVIN REARDEN, WHO JOINS US ON BEHALF OF U.S. SENATOR DEWINE, AND MR JOE ROSE ON BEHALF OF CONGRESSMAN NEY. WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE HONORABLE JAY HOTTINGER, STATE REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE 77TH DISTRICT; THE HONORABLE JOHN GELLER, MAYOR OF HEATH; THE HONORABLE FRANK STARE, MAYOR OF NEWARK; AND THE HONORABLE CLIFFORD MASON, MAYOR OF HEBRON.

WE’RE ALSO PLEASED TO WELCOME BRIG GEN (SELECT) BILLY K. STEWART, VICE COMMANDER, WARNER-ROBINS AIR LOGISTICS CENTER; MR CLINTON LEWIS, DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL SUPPORT AT WARNER-ROBINS AIR LOGISTICS CENTER, AND BRIG GEN OLAN WALDROP, AIR FORCE MATERIEL COMMAND STAFF JUDGE ADVOCATE.

ALSO WITH US TODAY ARE MRS JOSEPH M HALL, WIFE OF COL HALL, AND MRS MICHAEL SMITH, WIFE OF COL SMITH.

FINALLY, WE’RE PLEASED TO EXTEND A SPECIAL WELCOME TO OUR PAST AGMC COMMANDERS AND VICE COMMANDERS IN ATTENDANCE TODAY: COL AND MRS ALBERT NEVILLE, COL PAUL LANGE, COL JOHN DAVIDSON, AND COL AND MRS EUGENE BUSHONG. PAST AND CURRENT AGMC CIVILIAN CHIEF EXECUTIVES PRESENT ARE MR. WALLY HORTON, MR EDWIN WARE, MR AND MRS ANTHONY SKUFCA, AND MR AND MRS CLIFFORD OEHLMAN.

A WARM WELCOME TO YOU ALL.

Cue. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE RISE FOR THE ENTRANCE OF THE OFFICIAL PARTY AND REMAIN STANDING FOR THE PLAYING OF RUFFLES AND FLOURISHES, THE POSTING OF THE COLORS, AND THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.

Brig Gen Barry enters followed by Col Hall, and Col Smith.

After the official party is in place The AFBF plays four Ruffles and Flourishes and The General’s March

LAFB Honor Guard Presents Colors.

After the statement “present arms” The AFBF plays the National Anthem.

LAFB Honor Guard posts the Colors.

Cue. CHAPLIN RICHARD K. HUM WILL NOW GIVE THE INVOCATION.

Invocation -COL RICHARD K. HUM, WING CHAPLIN

Cue. PLEASE BE SEATED. . . LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE WELCOME THE COMMANDER, 56th FIGHTER WING, BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN L. BARRY.

Brig Gen Barry: Remarks

Cue. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE WILL NOW HAVE THE PRESENTATION OF THE AIR FORCE ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD.

Chief Handley advances the 56 FW flag forward for the award ceremony.

AWARD CEREMONY

LTC Foret reads criteria for AF Organizational Excellence Award

THE AIR FORCE ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCEAWARD IS AUTHORIZED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE TO RECOGNIZE UNITS WHICH HAVE DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES BY EXCEPTIONAL MERITORIOUS SERVICE OR OTHER OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT THAT CLEARLY SETS THE UNIT ABOVE AND APART FROM SIMILAR UNITS.

Cue. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE RISE FOR THE READING OF THE CITATION ACCOMPANYING THE PRESENTATION OF THE AIR FORCE ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD --”ATTENTION TO ORDERS”.

PLACE YOUR DECORATION HERE

THE DISTINCTIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE 56th FIGHTER WING REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON THEMSELVES AND THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE.

LTC Foret hands streamer to Brig Gen Barry

Brig Gen Barry places AFOEA streamer on 56 FW flag

NOTE. THE FLAG WILL BE LOWERED AND BRIG GEN BARRY WILL ATTACH THE AFOEA STREAMER. 

Chief Handley will step back and stay in place with flag for the Inactivation ceremony

Cue. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE BE SEATED.

LTC Foret reads the 56 FW Heritage.

PLACE 56th FIGHTER WING HISTORY HERE

Cue. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE RISE FOR THE INACTIVATION OF ???? UNIT/SQUADRON.

Pause while Chief Handley posts flag, and will be joined by Chief Pittman

Cue. “ATTENTION TO ORDERS”

????UNIT/SQUADRON AT LUKE AFB, ARIZONA, IS INACTIVATED EFFECTIVE 30 SEPT. 1999. AUTHORITY: DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE LETTER 30 AUG. 1999 AND AIR FORCE INSTRUCTION 38-101.

???? UNIT/SQUADRON Flag is retired and cased by Chiefs Handley and Pittman (Taps will be played during the casing by Mr. Arlin Hill)

Note. THE CHIEFS WILL ADVANCE THE ???? UNIT/SQUADRON FLAG TO THE FOREFRONT AND FURL AND CASE THE FLAG.

Brig Gen Barry and Col Hall face each other

Cue. Col Hall salutes Brig Gen Barry and says “SIR; I RELINQUISH COMMAND” 

After Brig Gen Barry drops salute, Col Hall accepts flag from Chief Handley and presents it to Brig Gen Barry. Brig Gen Barry in turn presents it back to Chief Handley.

Cue. PLEASE BE SEATED. . . LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE WELCOME COL HALL.

Col Hall: remarks. after remarks return to position in front of chair and come to attention, Brig Gen Barry and Col Hall will rise and come to attention also.

LTC Foret announces the beginning of the activation ceremony.

Cue. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE ACTIVATION OF ???? UNIT/SQUADRON WILL NOW BEGIN.

The AFBF plays “Stars and Stripes.”

LTC Foret reads the heritage of the ???? UNIT/SQUADRON

HISTORY OF THE AIR FORCE
???? UNIT/SQUADRON

THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ???? UNIT/SQUADRON PROGRAM WAS INITIATED IN _______________…

Cue. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE RISE.

Chief Handley post Guidon

LTC Foret reads Activation Order.

Cue. “ATTENTION TO ORDERS” SPECIAL ORDER GA-10, 10 JUNE 1999

???? UNIT/SQUADRON IS ACTIVATED AT LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA, EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 1999. BY AUTHORITY OF AIR FORCE INSTRUCTION 38-101

Brig Gen Barry and Col Smith face each other

Cue.Col Smith salutes Brig Gen Barry and says “SIR; I ACCEPT COMMAND”

Chief Handley presents Guidon to Brig Gen Barry, who then presents it to Col Smith, who returns it to Chief Handley who retires the Guidon off stage

Cue. PLEASE BE SEATED. . . LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE WELCOME COL SMITH.

Col Smith: remarks. after remarks return to position in front of chair and come to attention, Brig Gen Barry and Col Hall will rise and come to attention also.

Cue. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE RISE FOR THE PLAYING OF THE AIR FORCE SONG AND REMAIN STANDING FOR THE DEPARTURE OF THE OFFICIAL PARTY. WE ASK THAT YOU REMAIN IN PLACE UNTIL THE OFFICIAL PARY HAS DEPARTED.

The AFBF plays the “AF Song.”

All participants will remain in place during the playing of the Air Force Song.

Cue. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS CONCLUDES TODAY’S CEREMONY. WE’D LIKE TO REMIND YOU AT THIS TIME OF THE RECEPTION AT THE CONSOLIDATED OPEN CLUB AND THE PICNIC AT FALON PARK. THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING.

Official Party departs reviewing platform, joined by their wives
(via the main entrance of bldg. S-11 door will be held by Chief Pittman or Handley).

Official Party and special quests attend media event as appropriate.



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