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What section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 required the Department of Defense to provide Military Funeral Honors to all eligible veterans, upon request, beginning January 1, 2000?

Section 578


The funeral honors ceremony shall, at a minimum, consist of the folding and presentation of the American flag and the playing of what?



What term means a decedent who served in the active military, naval, or air service (as defined in 38 U.S.C. § 101(24)) and who was discharged or released from the military under conditions other than dishonorable?



Who may waive the Military Funeral Honors requirement if it is considered necessary to meet the requirements of war, national emergency, contingency operation or other military requirements?

Secretary of Defense


Members who die while on active duty or who have been awarded the Medal of Honor, shall be provided a detail consisting of the following: 6 body bearers, a how many person firing detail, an Officer-in-Charge (OIC) or a Petty Officer-in-Charge (POIC) and a bugler?



The eligibility for funeral honors of members who die while in an appellate leave status will be determined on a case-by-case basis by whom?

Commander Navy Personnel Command


When personnel are limited, military funeral honors may be efficiently rendered by a detail of how many members and the OIC/POIC?



If possible, the firing detail should be positioned approximately how many feet from the foot of the grave, aligned to fire in the general direction of, but not directly at, the grave or mourners?



When the remains of the deceased have been cremated, only how many body bearers are needed to transport the urn and folded flag from the vehicle containing the cremains to the grave?



In the event of an active duty death, the next of kin may request the services of a Navy chaplain through the what?



In naval funerals, when the National Ensign is draped over the casket, what part of the flag is over the left shoulder of the deceased?

Blue Field


The regulations for the disposition of remains and inurned cremated remains (cremains) from a naval vessel, or inurned cremains from a naval aircraft are set forth by what?

Bureau of Medicine and Surgery


Requests to conduct committal of remains casketed in a metal casket or inurned cremains at sea from a ship, or to disperse cremains from an aircraft should be referred by the what (in the case of active duty members)?



Any change in the schedule that would cause a delay to exceed the how many weeks disposition of remains at sea date, the MMSO should advise the next of kin and the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) of the change?



Committal at sea of remains shall be conducted outside the 3-mile limit, off the continental shelf, and a depth greater than how many fathoms?



Dispersion of cremains at sea from an aircraft shall not be performed less than how many miles from the nearest land?



Who shall coordinate arrangements for delivery of remains or cremated remains to either the ship at dockside for committal at sea or to the commanding officer of the activity responsible for dispersion of cremated remains at sea from an aircraft?



There are two component parts of the ceremony of at sea disposition: What are they?

Religious and military


Disposition at sea is normally accomplished within how many weeks from the time the responsible Fleet Commander-in-Chief is notified of a request?

8 to 10


The Commanding Officer of a ship directed to conduct an at sea disposition will, within how many days after the committal, mail to the next of kin a personal letter giving the date and time of committal and include photographs or video tape of the ceremony, the commemorative flag and a chart showing where the burial took place?