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101-515-1998 (SL1) - Evacuate Isolated Remains

Standards: After a battle, remains have been recovered and tagged; requested evacuation of remains, and evacuated the remains by the best possible transportation according to JP 4-06.

Conditions: In a tactical situation, given an order from your NCOIC,
using a standard scale military map, grid
coordinate scale, grid location of remains,
communications equipment, transport vehicle
(aircraft or ground), pencil or pen and
blank paper.

Standards:
After a battle, remains have been recovered
and tagged; requested evacuation of remains,
and evacuated the remains by the best
possible transportation according to JP
4-06.

Performance
Steps

1.   Establish assembly area.

a.
Record grid coordinates
of assembly area using a Global
Positioning System (GPS), if
available.

b.
Secure assembly area.

c.
Move remains feet first
to assembly area to await
transportation.

d.
Contact battalion
headquarters to request
transportation assets for the
evacuation of remains.

Note.  The request
for transportation for the evacuation
of remains should contain the number
of remains and location of recovery
site. 
Any available air or ground
transportation may be used to evacuate
remains.

e.
Guard area to prevent
loss of personal effects, equipment,
and to keep unauthorized personnel
away.

f. 
Mark landing zone if air
evacuation is used.

2.   Evacuate the remains, portions, and personal
effects.

a.
Secure the remains in a
vehicle or an aircraft.

Note.  Remains are
carried feet first. 
Remains 
will be loaded feet first on
trucks and rotary-wing aircraft, and
headfirst on fixed-wing aircraft.

b.
Evacuate remains to
mortuary affairs facility.

Note.  An escort,
preferably the person who witnessed
the circumstances surrounding the
individual’s death, accompanies the
remains to prevent theft and
unauthorized entry to the vehicle.

 

Performance
Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Established assembly area.

a.
Moved remains feet first
to a central location or assembly
area to await transportation.

 

 

b.
Recorded grid coordinates
of assembly area using a GPS, if
available.

 

 

c.
Contacted battalion
headquarters to request
transportation assets for the
evacuation of remains.

 

 

d.
Guarded the area.

 

 

e.
Marked the landing zone
if air evacuation was used.

 

 

2.   Evacuated the remains, portions, and personal
effects to a mortuary affairs
facility.

Evaluation
Guidance:
 
Score the soldier GO if all
performance measures are passed. Score the
soldier NO GO if any performance measure is
failed. If the soldier scores NO GO, show
him what was done wrong and how to do it
correctly.

References


 

Required


Related


 

JP
4-06

 

 


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