Mortuary-Unit2(Pt2)

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Mortuary-Unit2(Pt2)
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Honor Guard, Wartime mortuary Operations and Search and Rescue
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  1. Who verifies that miliatry funeral honors at a memorial service are not going to be provided elsewhere?
    The Honor Guard OIC or NCOIC performing military funeral honors.
  2. Who makes up a funeral honors detail?
    At least 2 members of the funeral honors detail must be members of the armed services (other than members in a retired status), at least one of whom must be a member of the armed forces of which the decedent was a member. The remainder of the detail may consist of members of the armed forces or members of Veteran's Service Organizations.
  3. Who may waive the requirement to provide honors, and when?
    The Secretary of Defense (this can be delegate to the Secretary of the Air Force) if that office considers it is necessary due to requirements of war, national emergency, contingency operations, or other military requirement.
  4. How are funeral honors addressed overseas?
    Air Force Honor Guard units overseas attempt to respond to all requests for honors that do not impact the mission
  5. Who manages the honor guard program for the installation commander?
    Honor Guard OIC
  6. Who schedules and ensures that members are trained and available?
    Honor Guard NCOIC
  7. Who is responsible to maintain honor guard uniforms?
    Honor guard team members
  8. What is the goal of the mortuary affairs program during contingency operations?
    Ensure remains are returned to CONUS as quickly as possible to preserve remains for identification and preservation of evidence of death
  9. Where are casualty collection points (CCP) normally located?
    Near a medical facility
  10. What are some concerns about the location of the MACP?
    Separated from the main living and working areas; natural or artificial cover; an access road for vehicles, sufficient space for processing and holding areas; a perimeter to prevent unauthorized personnel and news media from entering the area; and if there's a possibility that remains may contain UXOs, provide sandbags and revetments for emergency areas of protection and for general blast protection.
  11. If remains are delivered to the CCP instead of the MACP, who transports them to the MACP?
    The MACP or the mortuary CCP augmentees
  12. What items are shipped with remains?
    All items on the remains, except weapons, munitions, classified documents and hazardous material.
  13. Who signs for the remains on DD Form 1075, Convoy List of Remains of Deceased Personnel?
    The aircraft commander or vehicle driver must sign for the remains.
  14. How are transfer cases handled on aircraft?
    Load transfer cases onto the aircraft feet first and turn them once they are inside the aircraft so the remains are stowed in the aircraft with the head towards the nose of the aircraft. Ensure the head is higher than the feet. Do not place other cargo or miscellaneous items, besides other human remains, on top of human remains. Offload remains feet first.
  15. When is emergency interment authorized?
    When intense hostilities prevent evacuation of remains and burial is an emergency means of preserving remains or preventing them from falling into enemy hands.
  16. What situations may require temporary interment operations?
    Weapons of mass destruction, hostilities, transportation shortages, a large number of remains that could overwhelm manpower capablities, insufficient capability to decontaminate remains, or insufficient refrigerator space.
  17. What are some concerns about the temporary interment site?
    Site should be level, free of large obstacles, away from main roads and populated areas, not in a flood zone and have adequate soil depth to the water table
  18. Describe the size of a temporary interment trench used for contaminated remains.
    6.5 feet deep and 80 feet long with 3 feet between trench rows.
  19. When are remains that were temporarily interred disinterred, and what is done with them?
    At the earliest possible time remains should be recovered and returned to Dover AFB port mortuary for processing.
  20. What is DOD policy in regards to S&R?
    Every reasonable effort should be made to identify remains and account for unrecovered remains of US military personnel, employees, contractors, their dependents and others who die in military operations, training mishaps, and other mulitple fatality incidents.
  21. What is a FSRT and when are they likely needed?
    Fatality search and recovery team; likely required in incidents with 3 or more commingled remains.
  22. When do you not use "R" or "P" and "E" numbers?
    If the recovery must be completed expeditiously, due to possible possible hostilities or unsafe conditions.
  23. When marking the location of remains, how do you mark each stake?
    With the appropriate letter designation: R for inact remains and P for partial or fragmented remains. Each letter will be followed by sequential numbering (ex, R-1, P-1, P-2) using consecutive recovery numbers for each stake.
  24. What should you do with personal effects?
    PE found on or associated with the remains are placed in plastic bags and then placed in the same HRP as the remains. All other PE are placed into plastic bags and these are placed into a separate HRP.
  25. What are the 2 types of S&R teams?
    Fatality Search and Recovery Team (FSRT) and Installation Search and Recovery (S&R) teams.
  26. Who leads the installation S&R team?
    The mortuary officer or alternate
  27. Who ensures potent S&R team members are medically qualified, periodically evaluated and have received required prophylaxis?
    Medical treatment facility commander
  28. Who assists the medical officer from the agency with juristiction with identification?
    HQ AFSVA/SVOM, the Air Force mortuary affairs office.
  29. Who ensures S&R team members respond with sufficient personal items in the event of multi-day deployment?
    The S&R team leaders
  30. Who initially collects life sciences evidence in an aircraft mishap?
    The Interim Safety Investigation Board (ISB) medical officer and mortuary officer assigned by the commander of the Air Force base nearest the mishap.
  31. Who produces and archives daily maps to reflect S&R progress?
    Civil Engineers
  32. What does the use of the letter "E" on a remains tag denote?
    Personal effects
  33. How should we photograph the remains?
    Take a color photograph of each remains with the tag's "R- or P-number" showing. The photograph or videotape must include a close-up shot of the remains and an image that depicts the remains in relationship to the majority of the wreckage or the mishap scene.
  34. What important items do you NOT remove from a mishap site?
    Personal property and effects from the remains including official cards (line badge, ID card, etc.) and papers, nametags, and accoutrements.

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