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Fallen Heroes Family Travel Act of 2019

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Fallen Heroes Family Travel Act of 2019

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09/18/19

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Date: September 18, 2019

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116.S.2494
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Armed Forces and National Security
Fallen Heroes Family Travel Act of 2019
Date: September 18, 2019Official Title: To direct the Secretary of Defense to provide travel to Dover Air Force Base for family members of members of the Armed Forces who die outside of the United States but not in a theater of combat operations so the family may receive the remains of the deceased, and for other purposes.Short titleThis Act may be cited as the "Fallen Heroes Family Travel Act of 2019".Transportation for remains of a member who dies not in a theater of combat operationsSection 562 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (; note) is amended—
  • (1) in the heading, by striking "dying in a theater of combat operations"; and
  • (2) in subsection (a), by striking "in a combat theater of operations" and inserting "outside of the United States".Transportation for familyThe Secretary of Defense shall revise Department of Defense Instruction 1300.18 to extend travel privileges via Invitational Travel Authorization to family members of members of the Armed Forces who die outside of the United States and whose remains are returned to the United States through the mortuary facility at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.