Statuette Honors Honor Guard

Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz accepted a 30-inch replica of the 16-foot statue of the Air Force Honor Guard that sits at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va. Air Force Association leaders presented the statuette to Schwartz during a ceremony at the Pentagon on April 13. It now sits on display in the Chief’s office. “This is about your legacy, those who came before, and, of course, the current members of the honor guard,” said Schwartz in addressing current honor guard members present at the ceremony. AFA representatives said they hoped that the statuette would remind visitors of the honor guard’s contributions to the service and the core values its members uphold. Zenos Frudakis created the original statue at the memorial, which opened to the public in October 2006. (Washington, D.C., report by SSgt. Tiffany Trojca)