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  • Charter service transports fallen service members

    Once fallen service members have been prepared and casketed, they depart Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, for their final resting place via hearse for distances typically within 350 miles, or plane, if further. One company has led the effort to this final step as part of a reverse dignified transfer

  • Tech. Sgt. Benson: Mental health matters

    Tech. Sgt. Haley Benson, Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations mental health technician, has spent herdeployment dedicated to providing care, service and support to families of the fallen while striving toimprove the AFMAO resiliency team — ensuring every member of AFMAO was cared for on every

  • First Civilian Airman graduates from Staff Sgt Julio Alonso ALS

    Dillon Lackus became the first civilian Airman to graduate from the Staff Sgt. Julio Alonso Airman Leadership School at Dover Air Force Base, May 18, 2023.Lackus, a prior Marine, was one of 30 students, and the only civilian, enrolled in ALS Class 23-E. He is a mortuary clerk assigned to the Air

  • AFMAO: A new definition of service

    As we approach Memorial Day, I find myself reflecting on what led up to this point in my career and what serving at Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations means to me — now having the opportunity to support the Department of Defense’s closest mission to what this day honors.

  • Funeral professionals train in search and recovery efforts

    Two civilians from Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations recently completed the Buried Bodies and Surface Skeletons: Recovery Techniques class hosted at the Institute of Police Technology and Management in Jacksonville, Florida.

  • Joe Cooper: Career rooted in command, control, and communication

    A man stands solemnly in a quiet room and watches as a Soldier diligently pieces together ribbons onto a rack for a fallen service member. As he scans the room in observance, he notices a nameplate ready to be placed on the pristine uniform. The name is very familiar to him — because he was the one

  • Rocking horse gifted to Dover Fisher House

    As we reflect on the month of the military child celebrations last month, we are reminded that military children serve and sacrifice throughout the entire year. One way children who travel to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware and stay at the Fisher House are honored, is by a rocking horse, made

  • Air Force Survivor Advocacy Council visit AFMAO

    Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations recently hosted a visit with members of the Air Force Survivor Advocacy Council to learn more about AFMAO mission of fulfilling our nation’s sacred commitment of ensuring Dignity, Honor and Respect to our fallen while providing Care, Service and Support to their

  • Safety reps safeguard mission, team

    Safety is everyone’s responsibility. At Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations, Ed Conway leads the way to ensure the safety of all who work here, as the unit safety representative.