Our mission is to present or post the American, Air Force, State, and POW/MIA Flags at various types of ceremonies. An Air Force Color Team will be composed of two rifle guards and two (or three) flag bearers. The height of the team members should be as closely matched as possible. If there is a noticeable difference in members’ height, the team should be arranged in a manner that is aesthetically pleasing. The NCT (NCOIC of Color Team) is the US National flag bearer and will call all commands from this position. The NCT does not have to be the highest-ranking member of the team. He/she should be the most experienced and qualified member to successfully complete the mission. The NCT is responsible for ensuring all members are well versed on their positions and ceremony sequences as well as making sure members are in proper uniform. All flag bearers within the team will wear flag harnesses, even if they will not be used. The flags should always be carried and displayed in proper order. The order (from front to rear when in column formation and from left to right as the audience views the team when abreast) is as follows:
1. National Emblems (U.S. Flag)
2. State and Territorial Flags
3. Service Flags (Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard)
4. Organizational Flags
5. Personal Colors (Never part of a color team; pre-posted)
The saber team consists of six guardsmen, with the NCO at the front right of the formation. The saber is worn by officers and the sword is worn by the NCO.