DAFB receives remains of fallen soldiers

The remains of 30 U.S. troops who were killed when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan will be brought to Dover Air Force Base today.

Pentagon officials say there will be no public media coverage of the military’s “dignified transfer” ceremony because the remains are still being identified.

Click here to read more and watch an rare, inside look at the detailed preparation process workers at DAFB undergo before performing the “dignified transfer.”

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