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Other than garrison, post, field, storm and internment flags, name the other types of military flags.

Colors -  These are flags of organizations and certain civilian and military officials

Standards - Flags of mounted units were formerly called standards

Distinguished Flags - These flags identify headquarters, offices, General Officers, and organizations, none of which is authorized organizational or individual colors

Ensigns - An ensign is a rectangle flag flown from aircraft, ships and boats

Guidons - A guidon is a swallow-tailed flag carried by companies, batteries, troops, and certain detachment

Pennants - A pennant is a triangular flag used for various utility purposes


What are the 2 ways that the flag can be displayed?

1. Flat or 2 Hanging free


How is the flag draped over the casket?

So the stars are over the left shoulder


What does the hoist and fly of a flag mean?

The hoist is the width of a flag (Vertical edge measured from top to bottom) The fly is the length of the flag (Horizontal Edge, Measured from Left to Right)

What is the height of a flagpole?

50, 60, or 75 FT


What manual covers Drill and Ceremony?

TC 3-21.5


What is the Primary Value of Ceremonies?

To render honors, preserve tradition, and to stimulate Esprit De Corps


How far in front of the honor company or color company do the colors halt?

Ten Steps


What are the two bugle calls played at retreat?

"Retreat" and "To the Colors"


What are some places where the flag is flown 24 hours a day by specific legal authority as of January 1966?

US Capitol in Washington, DC Fort McHenry National Monument, Flag House square in Baltimore, MD, Francis Scott Keys Grave, The World War Memorial in Worcester, Massachusetts


When a new state enters the union, when is the star added to the flag?

The following 4th of July


Approximately how long is "To The Colors"?

40 Seconds in Duration


What is the symbol of our nation?

The flag of the United States


What must not happen when the flag is being lowered?

The flag must not be allowed to touch the ground


What is the ball at the top of the flag pole called?

Final ball and it is attached by a truck?


What is the blue field of white stars also known as the "Field" or "Jack" called?



What is the difference between the national colors and the national flag?

The national colors is trimmed on 3 sides with golden yellow fringe


When the flag is flown at night, what must be done?

It must be illuminated


When folded, what is the shape of the American Flag?

The shape like that of a cocked hat.


How many stripes does the American Flag have?

13 Stripes (7 Red and 6 White)