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Directives, Instructions and Pamphlets
The following is a library of policy directives and instructions regarding mortuary affairs.
DoD Policy Memorandum, Media Access to Dignified Transfers
Policy issued by Secretary of Defense governing media access to the dignified transfer of fallen service members at Dover Air Force Base.
Enhanced Honors for Deceased Service Members
This document includes the following: memo reaffirming OSD's commitment to fallen service member's families; memo on providing honors for deceased military members at final destination airports; operations directive for military escorts for human remains
DoD Instruction 1300.18, DoD Personnel Casualty Matters, Policies and Procedures
Establishes uniform personnel policies and procedures for reporting, recording, notifying, and assisting the next of kin whenever DoD casualties are sustained. Establishes the central DoD repository for casualty information and provides uniform official casualty terms and definitions. Establishes uniform guidelines for obtaining and maintaining emergency notification information.
OPNAV Instruction 1770.1B, Casualty Assistance and Funeral Honors Support Program
Assigns responsibilities, establish business process ownership, and provide procedural guidance for the Casualty Assistance and Funeral Honors Support Programs
OPNAV Instruction 1770.2B, Flag Officer Support of Navy Honors for Combat, Combat-related, and Theater of Combat Casualties
Updates policy and responsibilities for flag officer support of Navy honors for combat, combat-related, and theater of combat casualties
SECNAV Instruction 5360.3, Human Remains Associated with Sunken Military Craft
Establishes policy for human remains associated with sunken military craft
USCENTCOM Regulation 638-1 Mortuary Affairs Support
This regulation stipulates policy and procedures required for Mortuary Affairs support in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility to care for our fallen Service members, Contractors, Civilians, Coalition partners, and others authorized mortuary services.