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  • AFMAO revitalizes fitness program

    This year, Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations is changing the way it uses fitness to empower today's Airmen. AFMAO's required physical training is transitioning from twice per month to once a week. Additionally, weekly optional fitness programs are returning to AFMAO for the first time since

  • Mortuary community remembers Buddy Horton

    Friends and colleagues are remembering the life and legacy of Murray E. Horton Jr., known as “Buddy” throughout his decades of service in the mortuary affairs field. Horton, the former director of Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Operating Location-Europe, passed away last month at the age of

  • NCO practices resiliency through poetry

    Creative arts have been a form of expression for centuries. The American Art Therapy Association notes that art, music and writing can improve cognitive function, increase self-esteem and enhance social skills.During their deployment to Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations, Airmen often use

  • Marine Staff Sgt. Samuel D. Lecce honored in dignified transfer Dec. 23

    A U.S. Marine Corps carry team transfers the remains of Marine Staff Sgt. Samuel D. Lecce of Jefferson, Tennessee, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Dec. 23, 2022. Lecce was assigned to 3rd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. (U.S. Air

  • Marine Cpl. Elwin A. Ramirez honored in dignified transfer Dec. 22

    A U.S. Marine Corps carry team transfers the remains of Marine Cpl. Elwin A. Ramirez of Lodi, California, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Dec. 22, 2022. Ramirez was assigned to Marine Corps Embassy Security Group, Abuja, Nigeria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jason Minto)

  • AFMAO hosts ANG mortuary course

    Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations recently hosted Air National Guard Force Support personnel for mortuary and casualty training.

  • AFMAO and Med Group team up to ensure embalmer safety

    Edward Conway, mortuary affairs program inspector at Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations, meets with members of the 436th Medical Group Flight Medicine division to go over the personal protective equipment used for embalming at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Dec. 2, 2022. Flight Medicine visited

  • Lt. Gen. Miller and CMSgt Temple visit Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations

    Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations hosted Lt. Gen. Caroline Miller, the Headquarters Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services and Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Temple, HAF Manpower, Personnel and Services senior enlisted leader, Nov. 16, for an orientation and the chance to