Escorts

When the Person Authorized to Direct Disposition (PADD) does not specifically request a military member by name to serve as the escort, the Mortuary Officer, in conjunction with the commander of the unit of the deceased, will designate a military member of equal or higher rank than the decedent to escort the remains. The PADD may request, by name, a current active duty member of the military from any branch of Service to be the escort. Guard or Reserve members may be authorized if currently serving on orders.

Escorts

Air Force Pamphlet 34-504, Escorting Deceased Air Force Military Personnel
This pamphlet provides instruction and guidance for military escorts of deceased active duty Air Force personnel.‚Äč This pamphlet provides essential information and basic instruction and guidelines to help military personnel and other Air Force representatives perform required escort duties. Review the pamphlet thoroughly and keep it readily available for easy reference while performing escort duties. Air Force mortuary policy is contained in AFI 34-501, Mortuary Affairs Program.

Under Secretary of Defense Policy, Enhanced Honors for Deceased Service Members; Transportation Security Administration Operations Directive on Military Escorts for Human Remains 
Current TSA policy allows military members providing honors escorted access to the tarmac and secured storage area(s). Detail members will follow local TSA procedures for screening prior to admittance and will be escorted by a TSA or airline-badged person at all times.