Support for Families of the Fallen
USO COVID-19 Response: In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, our USO teams are strictly adhering to guidance from military installation commands and abiding by CDC guidance on health safety practices regarding center operations. We remain steadfast in our mission to support Families of the Fallen and we will continue to do so to the fullest extent possible.
We are working with each family and dignified transfer movement on case-by-case basis with the Air Force Mortuary Affairs leadership and the casualty assistance officer assigned to travel with Families of the Fallen as missions are assigned and designated to arrive from overseas to repatriate our Fallen at Dover and on United States soil.
The USO has supported every dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base since March 1991. USO centers are located in the heart of Dover Air Force Base to support families of the fallen, as well as those troops assigned to the Air Force Mortuary Affairs complex. Additionally, as family notifications occur at all times of the day and night, the USO works 24/7 to coordinate among USO centers across the country to support and comfort families traveling to and from Dover, meeting the myriad needs of families who have just received tragic news. In 2014, the USO was there for more than 600 family members at dignified transfers at Dover last year. The USO’s reach expands beyond Dover, with a vast network of support for our families of the fallen from coast to coast.
The USO also supports the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice through our partnerships with organizations such as Fisher House, as well as the support received at various USO centers across the United States.
No matter what the hour or the need, the USO is there for the families of the fallen.
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