Families of the Fallen

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The USO supports dignified transfers at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware - the first stop on American soil for US troops who have paid the ultimate price while serving their country. Most of the time, families begin their trip to Dover within hours of being notified of their loss. USO staff and volunteers throughout the country work around the clock to ease the burden of families traveling to and from Dover Air Force Base to witness the return of their loved one.

USO San Antonio:

  • Works with the airline and airport security officials to expedite the check in process.
  • Connects family members arriving from multiple locations and arranges for accommodations if a family’s flight is missed or delayed.
  • Coordinates with each military branch to link families with ground transportation to and from Dover Air Force Base.
  • Supports military escorts who accompany their fallen comrades to their final homecoming.
  • Assists families traveling to and from memorial services when requested.

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