Webinar: Dover Port Mortuary Convention Sneak Peek!


Virtual Event  
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   iCalendar Central Standard Time

NFDA Free Webinar (No CE)

All times are U.S. Central Time

 

Honoring America’s fallen heroes

 

Dover Air Force Base has been home to the mortuary since 1955. It is the duty of Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations to provide America's fallen heroes with the utmost dignity, honor, and respect.  These heroes have always stepped up and fought for freedom and democracy, not only for the United States, but for those who could not fight for themselves, and they deserve our greatest respect. Join us for Dover’s full body wrap demonstration.

 

Program highlights:

 

1. Licensed funeral director from nation’s only port mortuary in the United States demonstrates preparation and care for non-viewable remains

2. See firsthand an alternative to a closed casket for non-viewable remains

3. Learn the standard process and how to personalize this method to each individual served

 

 

Presenter:

 

Danielle R. Wilk is a Mortuary Affairs Specialist at the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.  Ms. Wilk’s primary duties are in embalming, restoration, casketing and return of fallen service members to their families.  She also serves as a liaison in the Mortuary Affairs Division providing care, service and support to the families of our fallen Airmen, including those who remain missing in action or killed in action and still unaccounted for. She also assists in educating and training mortuary officers and technicians.

Ms. Wilk has participated in the preparation and return of our fallen to their families from 20 different mass fatalities. She maintains the position of supervising portions management, conducting inventory of subsequent portions and retained organs of our fallen and facilitating disposition instructions given by the person authorized to direct disposition.

Ms. Wilk worked part time at a Metro-Detroit, Michigan area funeral home until she enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1995 for three years before transitioning to college to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science from Wayne State University. She continued to work as a licensed funeral director/embalmer in the Metro-Detroit area until joining the team at Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations.

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