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Military Funeral Honors Contact Information for deceased Veterans

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Please Note: All funeral directors should have this number and know who to contact about the Veteran for the family.

 

 

Army: Military Funeral Honors Team 
1-800-325-4986 
usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd-cmaoc-funeral-honors@mail.mil 
U.S. Army Human Resources Command 
The Adjutant General Of the United States Army 
Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Center 
AHRC-PDC-P 
1600 Spearhead Division Avenue 
Fort Knox, KY 40122-5405

 

 

Marine Corps:

Military Funeral Honors Coordinator 
1-866-826-3628 
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps 
Attn: MFPC (Funeral Honors) 
2008 Elliot Road 
Quantico, VA 22134

Air Force:

Military Funeral Honors Coordinator 
AFMAO/MA@us.af.mil 
1-800-531-5803 
Air Force Military Funeral Honors 
116 Purple Heart Drive 
Dover AFB, DE 19902

 

Navy:

Commander, Navy Installations Command 
Casualty and Funeral Honors (N00K) 
Casualty Assistance & Funeral Honors Specialist 
716 Sicard Street, SE, Suite 101 
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5140 
Comm:(202) 433-6892 
DSN: +94-288-6892 
Mobile: 202-905-8344 
https://www.cnic.navy.mil/funeral_honors

 

 

Coast Guard:

Military Casualty Matters Coordinator 
ARL-PF-CGPSC-PSDFS-CASUALTY@uscg.mil 
202-795-6637 (office) 
202-372-8488/8323 (fax ATTN: Casualty Chief, PSC-PSD-FS) 
571-266-2375 (24/7 duty cell) 
Online Casualty Resource, MFH & BAS Guidance: 
http://www.uscg.mil/psc/psd/fs/Casualty.asp 
COMMANDER CG PERSONNEL SERVICE CENTER PSC 
ATTN: CASUALTY CHIEF, PSC-PSD-FS-CASUALTY 
US COAST GUARD STOP 7200 
2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE 
WASHINGTON DC 20593-7200

 

 

 

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Burial & Memorial Benefits Index

1.   Burial in a National Cemetery

2.   Burial in a Private Cemetery

3.   Preparing in advance

4.   Burial Arrangements

5.   Burial Flags Obtaining

6.   Presidential Memorial Certificates Obtaining

7.   Arranging Military Funeral Honors

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Burial & Memorial Benefits (Details)

 

Information On How To Schedule A Burial At A National Cemetery

National Cemetery Administration

National Cemetery Scheduling Office

 

 

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Effective July 7, 2014: VA is changing its monetary burial benefits regulations to simplify the program and pay eligible survivors more quickly and efficiently. These regulations will authorize VA to pay, without a written application…http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claims-special-burial.asp.

 

 

Funeral Honors Update

Military Funeral Honors have always been provided whenever possible. However, the law now mandates the rendering of Military Funeral Honors for an eligible veteran if requested by the family.

 

As provided by law, an honor guard detail for the burial of an eligible veteran shall consist of not less than two members of the Armed Forces. One member of the detail shall be a representative of the parent Service of the deceased veteran. The honor detail will, at a minimum, perform a ceremony that includes the folding and presenting of the American flag to the next of kin and the playing of Taps. Taps will be played by a bugler, if available, or by electronic recording.

 

 Today, there are so few buglers available that the Military Services often cannot provide one. Funeral Honors are provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to the family. The Services request at least 48 hours in order to organize the funeral honors detail. Military families of eligible veterans request funeral honors through their funeral director. The funeral director will contact the appropriate Military Service to arrange for the funeral honors detail.

 

The core elements of the funeral honors ceremony, which will be conducted on request, include Flag folding, Flag presentation, and Playing of Taps. The veteran’s parent Service representative will present the flag. The Veterans Administration establishes eligibility. Your funeral director will assist you in obtaining a flag. [Source: www.militaryfuneralhonors.osd.mil  Jun 2010 ++]

 

More Information Click Here

 

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Partnerships, Groups and Associations for

Survivor's Aid and Benefits

 8-7_Burial_Dept._of_Vet_Affairs_Link.gif   Veterans Affairs: http://www.vba.va.gov/Survivors/vabenefits.htm 

 

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Military Homefront: http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/ 

 

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Military One Source: http://www.militaryonesource.com/skins/MOS/home.aspx 

8-07_Burial_Soc.Sec_Link.gif   Social Security: http://www.ssa.gov/ 

 8-07_Burial_Dept._of_Labor_Link.gifDepartment of Labor Veterans:

http://www.dol.gov/vets/ 

Great Lakes National Cemetery
4200 Belford Road
Holly, MI 48442
Phone: (248) 328-0386 or (866) 348-8603
FAX: (248) 328-0612

http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/greatlakes.asp

 

 

 

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Burial Pre-Planned Great Lakes National Cemetery Form

 

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Other Memorial Resources

 A web site with many links for Military Funeral Honors

http://www.militaryfuneralhonors.osd.mil/linkpage.html

 

This website allows you to find complete contact information on military installations worldwide.  

Military INSTALLATIONS provides details on installation programs and services; mapping data and driving directions; links to local community points of interest; and the ability to search the web for additional information on the installation itself or the surrounding area

http://www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil/ismart/MHF-MI/

 

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Death of A Veteran - Important Information To Have

 

Burial & Plot Internment Allowances

Eligibility for Internment

Obtaining Military Records

Army Things to do Check List

Army Things to do after The Funeral

Survivors Benefit Guide

 

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