Active Duty, Selected Reservists on duty and Recipients of the Medal of Honor Active duty personnel, members of the Reserve and Air National Guard on duty (on active or inactive duty) and recipients of the Medal of Honor are entitled to full military funeral honors including 20 guardsmen.
Retirees - Air Force members receiving retired pay or members of the Air Force Reserves or National Guard, not Active-Duty status, are entitled to a two-person team. The team will consist of Air Force representatives (officer and/or enlisted) who will fold
and present the interment flag and play Taps. Commanders have the authority, based on available resources, to field a seven-person team, which will consist of an OIC or NCOIC and six members who will serve the dual role of pallbearers and firing party. If the family requests support above the two-person team required and the resources are not available to field a seven-person team, additional honors support may be obtained from the authorized providers (Veteran Service Organizations (VSO), retirees, or Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) units, etc.), before requesting support from another Armed Service.
Veterans Former members of the Air Force, Army Air Corps or Army Air Forces and Women’s Air Forces, whose last service was other than dishonorable and members of a reserve component with a veteran status are eligible to receive military funeral honors made up of three guardsmen.
Civilians Civilians who served the country during wartime will be provided honors if their remains are interred at Arlington Cemetery.