AIR FORCE - AFI 34-501
MORTUARY AFFAIRS PROGRAM
|Publication Date:||16 April 2019|
This instruction establishes guidance and assigns responsibilities for the Air Force Mortuary Affairs program. The Mortuary Affairs program provides for the recovery, segregation, identification, care, and disposition of the decedent's remains prescribed in this instruction in peacetime and wartime across the range of military operations. It also provides guidance for the provision of entitlements and communication with the Person Authorized to Direct Disposition of the remains.
Training. Due to the highly sensitive nature of this program, commanders must ensure personnel involved in the Mortuary Affairs program are properly trained and proficient in the execution of their Mortuary Affairs duties. (T-1)
Installation Mortuary Plan. Installation commanders will ensure their mortuary plans are current include provisions for individual deaths, search and recovery operations, and mass fatalities.