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MORTUARY AFFAIRS

Mortuary Affairs
81 Force Support Squadron
500 Fisher Street, Bldg 0701, Rm 242B
Keesler AFB MS 39534-2223
(228) 376-8184

Mortuary Affairs will provide information so the family can make better discussion for the care of their loved one, and if necessary assist the family with making funeral arrangement. All information and benefits are provided in accordance with current Federal Law and Air Force Policies. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (228) 376-8184.

Request for Military Honors
Locker House, Bldg 3101, Room 5420
Keesler AFB MS
(228) 377-1986/0795
Toll-Free 1-800-732-2984, ext 1986/0795

Families may request Military Honors for honorably discharged Veterans through the Funeral Home Director. The Director will request Military Honors on behalf of the family; they will provide the Honor Guard with information on the gravesite, time of service, and comitial. Honors can one be performed once, normally at the gravesite. The family will need to provide the funeral home with a copy of the Veterans' DD Form 214.

The actual funeral request location will determine the nearest base or installation that will perform the honors. To request Honors in Southern Alabama and the panhandle of Florida please contact Eglin or Hurlburt Field Honor Guard at (850) 882-8084. For more information on Military Honors, please contact our office if you have any questions, please contact us at (228) 377-1986.

USAF: Keesler's Area of Responsibility (AOR) is quite large covering over 48,000 square miles; some 68 counties and parishes over the southern half of the states of Mississippi and Louisiana. Keesler's AOR starts at Interstate 20 in Mississippi (including Jackson), from Evans, LA on the Texas border, across to Simmesport, LA on the Mississippi border, south to the gulf coast, from the Alabama line west to the Texas line.

USA: Military Honors for deceased Army personnel may be secured by calling Fort Polk, LA. at 1-888-474-0377. Those individuals requiring military honors in southern Alabama and the panhandle of Florida can contact the responsible office at Fort Rucker, AL by calling (334) 255-9005/9081.

USN: Military Honors for deceased Navy personnel may be secured by calling 1-800-269-5170.