Navy Mortuary Services

 
The Navy Mortuary Branch within the Navy Casualty Assistance Division ensures prompt and uniform death benefits are provided to all Navy beneficiaries worldwide.  Included as beneficiaries are those missing/killed in previous conflicts such as Southeast Asia, Korea, WWII and Vietnam who have been recovered and identified.   In addition, the Navy Mortuary staff coordinates the Navy's Burial-At-Sea program.
Navy Morticians (both military and civilian) are assigned to Navy Casualty with duty locations at BUPERS in Millington, TN, Dover Port Mortuary at Dover AFB, DE and USMC Casualty Branch at Quantico, VA.

Active Duty/Activated Reserve Deaths

Morticians coordinate funeral preparations via the Navy Contracting Officers and Funeral Directors worldwide. Together, they negotiate funeral arrangements and contract charges in order to expedite the shipment of remains. Funeral contracts provide primary care benefits for deceased active duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel. Active duty personnel are also entitled to secondary funeral expense reimbursements and transportation reimbursement when remains are moved from place of death to place of burial.  

Dependents
When the death of a dependent residing with an active duty member stationed OCONUS occurs, entitlements for preparation and transportation of remains are provided.  For dependents of active duty service members serving CONUS, only transportation of remains is provided.

Retirees
Deceased retirees and their dependents are entitled to transportation only when they pass away in a military Medical Treatment Facility (MTF), such as National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, MD or Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA. 

Civilian Employees
Civilian employees, who pass away while on official orders away from their normal duty station, are provided transportation of remains only.  ‚Äč 

Navy Morticians

The following forms are used for requesting training and other license requirements:
NAVPERSCOM 4491/3 Command Material and/or Service agreement
SF 182 Authorization, Agreement, and Certification of Training
SF 270 Request for advance or reimbursement
 
Contact Information
 
ACTIVE DUTY DEATH INQUIRIES 

Monday thru Friday 0730 - 1600 CST
DSN - 882-2307
Commercial  - (901) 874-2307 or 6714 
Toll free - 1-866-787-0081
 
After hours, weekends and holidays: 
Toll Free - 1-901-634-9279
 
ALL OTHER MORTUARY RELATED ISSUES: (including Burial-at-Sea, pending claims, etc.) 

Monday thru Friday 0730 - 1600 CST

Toll free - 1-866-787-0081
EMAIL FOR ALL MORTUARY ISSUES:  NAVMORT@navy.mil

 
 
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