Virginia Beach, Virginia - The Virginia National Guard Funeral Honors Program hosts more than a dozen Soldiers from Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina for Level 1 Funeral Honors training Dec. 14, 2017, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The 40-hour certification course, which was conducted Dec. 11-15, prepares National Guard Soldiers to conduct professional military funeral honors in accordance with military service tradition and covers everything from the correct wear of the uniform, to the drill and ceremony aspects of the service, to instilling the mental toughness needed to perform the ceremonies. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Master Sgt. A.J. Coyne)


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