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6a00d8341bf7d953ef0240a4a1eb36200d-800wiMilitary Funeral Honors for Lt. Col. Jim Nicholson, of Gloucester City (photo credit Gloucestercitynews.net)

 

Arlington, VA (April 22, 2021)--The Department of Defense provides members of the military community access to a Military Funeral Honors Directory on the Military OneSource website. The interactive online directory allows funeral planners, veterans, family members, or anyone arranging for military funeral honors to locate the appropriate service representative.

Anyone can use the online directory to look up a military funeral honors representative by service and state. This resource also includes information on how to arrange for military funeral honors in overseas locations.

“The rendering of military funeral honors is an important way we show our deep gratitude to those who have faithfully served our country,” said Deborah Skillman, director of DOD’s Casualty and Mortuary Affairs office. “We are pleased to provide this online directory and valuable content, so families can easily arrange for this final tribute and ceremonial paying of respect for their loved ones.”

Military OneSource also features helpful information about the military funeral honors process, as well as an eTutorial that allows users to better understand the program and eligibility.

The department’s Casualty Assistance Program makes sure that military families have support in their time of need, including understanding all benefits and other forms of assistance. Although the term “casualty” is usually associated with death, casualty support to eligible family members also means support after injury and illness, and when a service member is missing.

For more information, visit the Military OneSource website at https://www.militaryonesource.mil/ or call 800-342-9647 to speak with a consultant.

About Military Community and Family Policy 

Military Community and Family Policy is directly responsible for establishing and overseeing quality-of-life policies and programs that help our guardians of country, their families and survivors be well and mission-ready. Military OneSource is the gateway to programs and services that support the everyday needs of the 5.2 million service members and immediate family members of the military community. These Department of Defense services can be accessed 24/7/365 around the world.

About Casualty and Mortuary Affairs

The Casualty Assistance, Mortuary Affairs and Military Funeral Honors Office provides policy oversight of programs pertaining to casualty notification, casualty assistance, mortuary affairs and military funeral honors to deceased, missing, ill or injured personnel. 

Anyone can use the online directory to look up a military funeral honors representative by service and state. This resource also includes information on how to arrange for military funeral honors in overseas locations.

“The rendering of military funeral honors is an important way we show our deep gratitude to those who have faithfully served our country,” said Deborah Skillman, director of DOD’s Casualty and Mortuary Affairs office. “We are pleased to provide this online directory and valuable content, so families can easily arrange for this final tribute and ceremonial paying of respect for their loved ones.”

Military OneSource also features helpful information about the military funeral honors process, as well as an eTutorial that allows users to better understand the program and eligibility.

The department’s Casualty Assistance Program makes sure that military families have support in their time of need, including understanding all benefits and other forms of assistance. Although the term “casualty” is usually associated with death, casualty support to eligible family members also means support after injury and illness, and when a service member is missing.

For more information, visit the Military OneSource website at https://www.militaryonesource.mil/ or call 800-342-9647 to speak with a consultant.

About Military Community and Family Policy 

Military Community and Family Policy is directly responsible for establishing and overseeing quality-of-life policies and programs that help our guardians of country, their families and survivors be well and mission-ready. Military OneSource is the gateway to programs and services that support the everyday needs of the 5.2 million service members and immediate family members of the military community. These Department of Defense services can be accessed 24/7/365 around the world.

About Casualty and Mortuary Affairs

The Casualty Assistance, Mortuary Affairs and Military Funeral Honors Office provides policy oversight of programs pertaining to casualty notification, casualty assistance, mortuary affairs and military funeral honors to deceased, missing, ill or injured personnel. 

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