Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations

 

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Fisher House for Families of the Fallen
The Fisher House for Families of the Fallen at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, is a unique facility among the Fisher House Foundation's other facilities currently operating worldwide. It is the only one of its kind designed for families of the fallen and is also managed by uniformed personnel. The 8,462 square foot house is equipped with nine MORE
Air Force Mortuary Affairs Division
History Air Force Mortuary Affairs has been attached to many organizations over the years but was most recently a division of the Air Force Services Agency, San Antonio, Texas from 1993 until Dec. 15, 2008, when Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations was established as a named activity operating under the Director of Air Force Services, Headquarters MORE
Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations
Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations was created Dec. 15, 2008, as a named activity of the Directorate of Services, Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters United States Air Force. The new organization was activated Jan. 6, 2009. AFMAO became a Field Operating Agency May 1, 2014.Mission It is AFMAO's mission and privilege to fulfill the nation's MORE
The Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs
The Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs, a $30 million, 70,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, became home to the mortuary in November 2003. In HistoryIn 2003, the Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs replaced the 48-year old Dover Port Mortuary facility that had been in use since 1955.The center is named after Charles C. MORE
Port Mortuary
The port mortuary is part of Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations, located at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. The port mortuary is responsible for the return of all Department of Defense personnel from Overseas Contingency Operations and other overseas deaths with mortuary entitlements. Additionally when requested, it maintains response MORE
Directions to Dover AFB
Airports There are two major airports that are located approximately two hours from Dover AFB. They are Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). There are no military shuttles or mass transit that run from the airport to the base. Rental cars are available at the airports. There are several MORE
Retirement at Sea: Disposition of Subsequent Remains
Mission Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations fulfills the nation's sacred commitment of ensuring dignity, honor and respect to the fallen and care, service and support to their families. Disposition of RemainsBecause of the nature of conflict today and the widespread use of Improvised Explosive Devices, the remains of fallen service members are MORE
Dignified Transfer
The primary mission of Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations is to fulfill the nation's sacred commitment of ensuring dignity, honor and respect to the fallen and care, service and support to their families. A solemn dignified transfer of remains is conducted upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del., from the aircraft to a transfer vehicle to MORE
Campus for Families of the Fallen
MissionEnsuring families of our fallen service members are provided with care, service and support.OverviewThe Campus for the Families of the Fallen consists of three main areas: the Center for Families of the Fallen, the Fisher House for Families of the Fallen and Meditation Pavilion. The facilities are designed to provide families with an area of MORE