11/9/2011 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley issued a letter to all service members Nov. 8.
In it, he wrote, "The mission at the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operation (AFMAO) is to provide dignity, honor and respect to the fallen and care, service and support to their families. The professionals whose privilege it is to perform this solemn duty take great pride in that responsibility to care for America's fallen.
"However, due to specific concerns raised by AFMAO professionals regarding policies, processes, and procedures, the Air Force conducted an investigation that focused on allegations of mismanagement and accountability," he continued. "The Air Force has contacted the four families directly affected by the investigation and discussed these matters with them personally. If you were not contacted already, you are not one of the impacted families."
11/17/2011 1:14:04 PM ET Back off the boss. If it concerned you, he would have contacted you. Otherwise. it is only the business of the affected families of the fallen and/or the investigation results. Have a great Air Force day.
Loyal Minion, MD
11/10/2011 2:39:47 PM ET In the closing paragraph it reads, "As Secretary of the Air Force, you have my commitment that we will continue to ensure the highest standards are met to provide dignity, honor, respect and reverence for our fallen and care service and support to their families." That scares me. They will continue to ensure. We don't want to continue to see this type of dishonor, want to see CHANGE to will ensure the highest standards are met. Obviously the standards are not being met, Mr. Secretary. Gross mis-management demands accountability.
Accountability Matters, Pentagon
11/9/2011 7:21:48 PM ET Well isn't that nice. If you weren't contacted, don't worry about it. How about telling us what happened to the people involved in this?