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  • 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.

  • FSCT-M Airmen train in advance of deployment

    DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. – Ten Airmen from three bases across Air Force Reserve Command are receiving consolidated training for their upcoming deployment to Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations. The week-long Force Support Contingency Training-Mortuary Course provides real-world mortuary training

  • Matt Metschke: A path paved to AFMAO

    In tragedy, pain and sorrow, Matt Metschke saw an opportunity to give dignity, honor and respect to the highest degree. Thirteen fallen service members lay before him. Where most people would turn away, he knew he was right where he needed to be – using the opportunity he worked his whole career to

  • PACAF mortuary manager sets battle rhythm

    The mortuary enterprise spans the globe and requires spatially separated locations that work in tandem to provide uninterrupted and immediate support to various commands. One Airman in the Pacific Air Forces Command has made it a point to make waves in the best way possible.

  • Command, control and communication training strengthens 24/7 operations

    The Command, Control and Communication section of Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations is a 24-hour operations center that constantly tracks overseas mortuary cases throughout the Department of Defense. When a fallen service member is directed to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, C3 controllers are