Afternoon Retreat each day of the UTA
By Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Matwey , 166th Airlift Wing
/ Published May 03, 2014
NEW CASTLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Delaware -- Retreat at will be played at 3:25 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday of the Unit Training Assembly here at the New Castle Air National Guard Base.
Personnel in uniform and outside must face the American flag (or the direction of the music if a flag is not visible) and salute during the raising and lowering of the flag. Specifically, on the first note of the national anthem, members in uniform must render the hand salute. Members must hold their salute until the last note of the national anthem.
Regarding courtesies while in civilian attire and while outdoors, face the flag (or the sound of the music) and stand at attention with the right hand over the heart.
Drivers in vehicles during "Reveille" (when the flag is being raised), or "Retreat," should pull the car to the side of the road and stop. The expectation for vehicle occupants is to sit quietly and at attention until the last note the music has played or the flag is fully raised or lowered.