9/6/2013 - DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- Media Representatives:
The Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Public Affairs Office has received
confirmation of consent from the primary next of kin to authorize media
coverage of their fallen military loved one's return:
Name: Todd J. Lobraico
Hometown: Sherman, Conn.
Rank: Staff Sgt.
Service: United States Air Force
Operation Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan
Note: Other Fallen service members may be included as part of this dignified
transfer. News media coverage is subject to approval by the surviving
designated family member. Additional information related to such approval
will be provided via press release on www.defense.gov/releases/ once all
secondary next of kin have been notified.
We consider all returning service members as "believed to be" until they can
be confirmed through finger prints, dental records and/or DNA.
Media who have registered to cover the dignified transfer must send an RSVP
to AFMAO.PA@us.af.mil within two hours after email notification with the
name of the individual who will represent the organization. AFMAO/PA will
send a final confirmation e-mail notifying media of meeting time and
location. Media will be required to sign the DoD Dignified Transfer ground
rules before being authorized access. No flash photography is permitted.
Please contact the AFMAO Public Affairs Office if you have additional
questions about this dignified transfer at: (302) 399-0842 or (302)
677-2275, e-mail at AFMAO.PA@us.af.mil or visit http://www.mortuary.af.mil.