While the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy work for the same country and fly the same flag, they are different in the way they conduct their daily raising and lowering ceremonies. What is this difference? Also, I don't know how the Air Force does it. Could someone please tell me?
#97933. Asked by clemmydog. (Jul 25 08 9:19 AM)
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The following was provided by the U.S. Airforce -- The detail is formed in line with the NCO carrying the flag in the center. The detail is then marched to the flagstaff and halted, and the flag is attached to the halyards. The flag is always raised and lowered from the leeward side of the flagstaff. The two junior enlisted attend the halyards, taking a position facing the staff to hoist the flag without entangling the halyards. The NCO continues to hold the flag until it is hoisted clear of the grasp, taking particular care that no portion of the flag touches the ground. When the flag is clear of the grasp, the NCO comes to attention and executes present arms.
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