1. When are Reserve and Air National Guard, including Active Guard Reserve eligible for mortuary benefits?
    While on active duty, during inactive duty training; when performing authorized travel directly to or from active duty or inactive-duty training; Remaining overnight immediately before the commencement of inactive-duty training, between successive periods of inactive-duty training at or in the vicinity of the site of the inactive-duty training or where funeral honors will be performed; and while hospitalized or undergoing treatment for a medical condition aggravated by or incurred while on active duty or inactive training
  2. How many copies of the state certified death certificate is the PADD provided with CONUS?
    10 copies of a state certified death certificate
  3. How many escorts will accompany the remains from the shipping facility to final destination when the two places are not located in the same locale?
    1 (one)
  4. What positions make up a full military honors 20-person detail and how many people are in each position?
    The 20-person detail includes 6 pallbearers, and 8-person firing party (7 members and the firing party NCOIC), a bugler (professional musician or ceremonial bugle if a professional bugler is not available), a 4-person color guard and the detail OIC or NCOIC.
  5. If requested, who will furnish an appropriate government headstone or marker at the expense of the US for the grave of a member who is buried in a government or private cemetery regardless of whether the grave is already marked by a headstone or marker purchased at private expense?
    The VA
  6. What 3 programs does the Air Force Mortuary Affairs program use to provide support across the full range of military operations?
    The Current Death Program, Concurrent Death Program, and Temporary Interment
  7. What does the current death program provide?
    Search, recovery and evacuation of remains to a mortuary, where remains of eligible personnel are identified and prepared as designated by the person authorized direct disposition (PADD) and shipped to the final destination for permanent disposition
  8. What program is activated when the Current Death Program capabilities are exceeded yet conditions do not require temporary interment?
    Concurrent Return Program
  9. What 4 programs are also integral parts of the mortuary affairs program?
    Personal property and effect; honor guard; family liaison officer; and survivor assistance programs.
  10. Why was the family liaison program created?
    To assist the families of the decesased personnel
  11. Who appoints the family liaison officer?
    The installation commander
  12. How often are family liaison officers expected to make contact with the families?
    At least daily and periodically as the situation warrants until the accident investigation is complete, unless the family wishes otherwise.
  13. What base support agencies should the family liaison officer maintain close contact with for continued long-term assistance and for other family members not located on the installation?
    Medical, legal, mental health, transportation, and family support center
  14. What program oversees assistance provided to families by the family liaison officer?
    Air Force Survivor Program
  15. The information the family needs are divided into what 3 broad categories?
    1) Information about the person's loss and the ensuing investigation 2) Information about the benefits and support activities available to survivors; and 3) any other information the bereaved considers important
  16. Who may the Air Force appoint as an escort?
    Someone of equal or higher rank than the decedent, but does not have to be from the same organization
  17. Who meets the remains at the arrival point overseas and escort the remains to final destination, whenever possible?
    Representative of the Armed Forces or State Department
  18. Who pays to transport remains of military personnel from the place of death to the place of interment?
    The Air Force
  19. Within CONUS, how are remains transported?
    Commercial aircraft; hearse or service car; and goverment aircraft
  20. Why is there a directed format for maintaining a record of every mortuary case?
    Mortuary affairs is a sensitive area
  21. Where is the Mortuary Checklist located?
    The agency website
  22. Where do you find the format for an active duty case file?
    AFI 24-242, table A3.1
  23. What is done with the original copy of the mortuary case file and how long is it retained?
    It is forwarded to HQ AFSVA/SVOM; 3 years
  24. Where can you find a template for the performance work statement for contract mortuary services?
  25. What happened if the contractor fails the inspectors' evaluation after placing remains in the casket and before delivery?
    The contractor removes the remains from the casket and performs one or more of the services directed by the contracting officer or designate; additional disinfectant or preservative treatment; re-dressing, change or add decorations or insignia, or place remains in new casket.
  26. What should be accomplished before a contract is awarded?
    A pre-award survey
  27. What will the mortuary officer ensure within their area of responsibility (AOR)?
    They ensure a GPC account is established and maintained for active duty deaths (primary expenses only) within their AOR and that receipts and properly itemizes invoices are promptly submitted.
  28. What items are authorized under burial clothing supplies?
    Either civilian or military, will include military ribbons, badges, insignia, and when necessary cleaning.
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