Benefits

Veterans & Military Funeral Honors – Benefits

As a veteran, you may be eligible to choose between two GI Bill programs for educational benefits: the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the Montgomery GI Bill. If you served at least 90 days of active duty since Sept. 11, 2001, you may be. …
Resources

Veterans & Military Funeral Honors – Resources

The Department of Veterans Affairs and other government agencies offer a substantial number of programs and services for veterans, their dependents and survivors. Beyond benefits, these programs and services can help you make the most of your. …
Essentials

Military Funeral Honors – The Essentials

Military Funeral Honors provides a final tribute to eligible veterans and a meaningful ceremony to their families. Military OneSource provides information to help you navigate the process to arrange Military Funeral Honors.

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Military Funeral Honors Eligibility

Military funeral honors are provided to recognize the sacrifice and contributions of our nation’s veterans.

Authorized Provider Partnership Program

The Authorized Provider Partnership Program allows the use of community volunteers to augment the legislated two-person uniformed detail for veteran funerals. This Department of Defense program is authorized by . …

Funeral Director’s and Planner’s Resources

Military OneSource provides funeral directors and planners with helpful information and resources to coordinate military funeral honors. For assistance requesting military funeral honors, use the . …
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Military Funeral Honors

This podcast covers events from the 2022 International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association Convention and how such events help the Defense Department in providing military funeral honors.
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What to Expect During Military Funeral Honors

From the folding of the flag to the sounding of Taps, here is a guide to what you can expect during military funeral honors.

Commander’s Reference

Commanders of honor guards, when your unit needs support, there is help. The Authorized Provider Partnership Program provides trained. …
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Frequently Asked Questions About Military Funeral Honors

The Military Funeral Honors program includes several key elements that your casualty assistance officer or Military Funeral Honors coordinator can guide you through. In addition, here are some frequently asked questions and answers to navigating the traditional process.

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Funeral and Burial Benefits for Service Members

The military ensures that service members who die on active duty receive recognition and proper burial services, and that their survivors are provided support.

Commander’s Reference Standards and Training

Just as the armed forces honor guard adheres to ceremony and appearance standards, authorized provider partners should likewise meet similar standards. Your training should include a description of acceptable uniform combinations, as well as the. …
Podcast

Honor Guard Services

In this podcast, two members of the Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard share their perspectives on what military funeral honors means to families and what it means to perform this solemn ceremony.

Military Funeral Honors

Funeral planners or family members of eligible deceased veterans may request funeral honors by contacting a representative at the number listed in the Military Funeral Honors Directory for their area. They can also. …
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Making Funeral and Final Arrangements

Your casualty assistance officer, or CAO, or mortuary officer is there to assist you with making funeral and burial arrangements in honor of your loved one’s service and sacrifice.

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Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance

The Defense Department established eligibility requirements and the process for requesting and validating a service member for inclusion on the Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance.

International Military Funeral Honors Directory

Funeral planners or family members of eligible deceased veterans may request Military Funeral Honors by contacting the military funeral honors coordinator listed by country or province on the International Military Funeral Honors page. They can. …

Governing Laws and Directives

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Memorandum, “Stipend for Participation in Military Funeral Honors. …