Nine recruits from Recruit Training Command (RTC) were recently selected for the Navy Ceremonial Guard. The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard has been part of Navy history since 1931 as they were first established as a temporary ceremonial detail at the Naval Gun Factory. They are stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and provide service in Presidential, Joint Armed Services, Navy, and public ceremonies including local and national holidays, armed forces observances, ship commissioning ceremonies, changes of command, and retirements. Members are comprised of the drill team, color guard, casket bearers, and firing party. Recruits undergo an intensive 10-week training program before they are considered a guardsman. For more information on the U.S. Ceremonial Guard, visit the Ceremonial Guard webpage at www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/ndw/about/ceremonial_guard.html.
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