- Military Life Cycle
- Family & Relationships
- Moving & Housing
- Financial & Legal
- Education & Employment
- Health & Wellness
- Recreation, Travel & Shopping
- Service Providers & Leaders
- Benefits & Resources
- I am a…
- Confidential Help
24/7/365 Access to Support
No matter where you serve or live, free and confidential help is available.
Call the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255 and press 1, or text 838255.
Contact Military OneSource
Information and support for service members and their families. About the Call Center.
Military Funeral HonorsBy Military OneSourceApril 8, 20229 Minutes
In this podcast, host Bruce Moody speaks with Deborah Skillman, director of Casualty, Mortuary Affairs and Military Funeral Honors for the Defense Department, about the 2022 International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association Convention in Las Vegas.
They discuss the critical role the event plays in the DOD’s outreach efforts to funeral directors, as well as in learning about the new and creative ways planners are memorializing deceased service members. Skillman also talks about the department’s mission to tailor funeral honors to the specific customs and traditions of the individual service branches.
Other topics include military funeral honors eligibility and what happens during a ceremony for active-duty service members who have died, as well as veterans. The discussion also includes the role of an Air Force honor guard while the Nellis Air Force Base Honors Team provides a demonstration of the folding and presentation of the U.S. flag, as they would during a military funeral honors ceremony. Additionally, Ms. Skillman fields questions from the Military OneSource booth at the convention.
The Defense Department provides about 260,000 funeral honors every year as part of its commitment to providing the most compassionate and professional services to surviving family members to honor their deceased service members.
Visit Military OneSource at https://www.militaryonesource.mil/military-life-cycle/veterans-military-funeral-honors/ to learn about the resources and support available to service members and families.This episode is part of the Military OneSource Podcast.
Military life topics including deployment, PCS, recreation, relationships, finances, parenting, etc.