The Armed Forces of the United States are able to support community events by providing assets such as bands, color guards, and aviation. While the Armed Forces strive to support all requests, there are certain requirements which must be met prior to approval.
Please plan well in advance if you would like to request military participation at a public event. Requests for musical and ceremonial units must be submitted between 90 and 30 days prior to a scheduled program.
Coordination for aviation assets is far more complicated and requires prior approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Once approved by the FAA, requests must be submitted to the Armed Forces at least 90 days before the scheduled event. The further in advance a request is made, the better.
More information can be found at the following websites:
For any assistance with requesting military support for a public event, please contact the New Haven office at (203) 562-3718.