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CASUALTY ASSISTANCE

The mission of the Casualty Assistance Office is to provide assistance to the grieving families of deceased military personnel, active duty and retired, by providing the final demonstration of our nationís gratitude to those who faithfully defend our country in peace and war.

 
FOR ARMY SERVICE MEMBERS.
To report a death or request Military Funeral Honors, please call: 253-966-5890, 253-966-5889 or toll free 888-634-7496. You can also email usarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dhr-mpd-casualty-assistance-center@mail.mil.

Request Forms for Military Funeral Honors can be found here for Army Veterans and Army Retirees.

 
FOR AIR FORCE SERVICE MEMBERS.
To report the death of a Retired Air Force Service Member, please call 253-982-3821. To request Military Funeral Honors for Air Force Service Members, please call 253-982-2700.

 

POST CEMETERIES

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Army Mortuary Affairs maintains three post cemeteries in the Pacific Northwest. Personnel eligible for burial are retired and active duty service members and their authorized dependents. Current burials are based on cemetery location:

NAME LOCATION TYPE
Fort Lewis Post Cemetery JBLM-Main, WA Cremains Only
Fort Worden Post Cemetery Port Townsend, WA Cremains Only
Fort Stevens Post Cemetery* Astoria, OR Full Casket
 

FORT LEWIS POST CEMETERY ACCESS PROCEDURES FOR NON-DOD ID CARD HOLDERS

A search of interment will be conducted to verify the interment of the individual within Fort Lewisís Post Cemetery. Upon positive verification of interment, the requesting party will be granted access after all individuals and their vehicles are cleared through the Provost Marshall.

Anyone inquiring about access to the Fort Vancouver and Fort Lawton Post Cemeteries can contact the 88th RSC Cemetery Responsible Official at 608-387-3085 or the Deputy Cemetery Responsible Official at 253-324-2060 for assistance.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 0800-1630
 
JBLM-Lewis Customer Service (Army)
253-966-5890 or DSN: 347-5890
Fax: 253-966-5896
 
JBLM-McChord Customer Service (Air Force)
253-982-3821 or DSN: 382-3821
253-982-2700 or DSN: 382-2700
 
Mortuary Affairs
253-966-5893 or DSN: 347-5893
 
 
Questions can also be emailed to the Casualty Assistance Office at
usarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dhr-mpd-casualty-assistance-center@mail.mil.
 
Location / Mailing Address
JBLM Lewis Main, DHR MPD Casualty Assistance Office
Bldg 2140 Liggett Ave, Waller Hall, Room 108
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433
 
All agencies are closed or have limited services during Federal Holidays and DONSAs (Day Of No Scheduled Activities). Please call for Holiday and DONSA schedules.

 

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