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Threat Advisory Defcon alert - Elevated

March 8, 2010
Every servicemember who dies in support of a combat operation passes through Dover
Air Force Base, Del. The responsibility, and honor, of preparing these fallen heroes for their final journey home rests on the staff at the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Center.

Stories

Dignified Transfer Pays Tribute to Fallen

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del., March 12, 2010 – The dignified transfer is a solemn movement of fallen servicemembers from the aircraft to a vehicle to the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Center at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Story

Center Offers Respite for Families of Fallen

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del., March 10, 2010 – The Center for Families of the Fallen at Dover Air Force Base, Del., is a place where grieving families can wait in comfort for their fallen servicemember to arrive home. Story

Mortuary Staff Prepares Uniforms for Fallen

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del., March 9, 2010 – Servicemembers who work in the uniform shop of the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Center at Dover Air Force Base, Del., prepare the uniforms that will clothe fallen soldiers. Story

Air Force Mortuary Ensures Dignity

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del., March 8, 2010 – The mission of the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Center at Dover Air Force Base, Del., is to receive a fallen hero's remains, prepare them for burial, and care for and support the fallen hero's family. Story

These are the men and women who have borne the cost. We owe our best every time and in every way.
Air Force Col. Robert H. Edmondson
Commander