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Photo slideshow: NCO academy guidon training

MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. -  Staff Sgt. Benjerman Kendrick, NCO academy class 15-6 A-flight guidon bearer, waits in place prior to the start of his first retreat as a guidon bearer here, Aug. 26, 2015, at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jerry D. Harlan/Released)

MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - Staff Sgt. Benjerman Kendrick, NCO academy class 15-6 A-flight guidon bearer, waits in place prior to the start of his first retreat as a guidon bearer here, Aug. 26, 2015, at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jerry D. Harlan/Released)

MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. -- Airmen of each NCO academy class are selected as the guidon bearer for their flights and undergo training during the first week of class. The guidon bearers for class 15-6 underwent training here, Aug. 24, 2015, at the I.G Brown Training and Education Center and practiced those skills last week during the class' first formal retreat ceremony.

Guidon training covers various topics such as guidon components, walking with and carrying the guide, standing at parade rest and attention, and saluting.

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