The mission of the Fort Lee Casualty Assistance Office is to provide assistance to the grieving families of deceased military personnel, active duty and retired, by providing the final demonstration of our nation’s gratitude to those who faithfully defend our country in peace and war. Casualty Assistance provides assistance to next-of-kin of critically injured, ill or deceased Army Soldiers, retirees, and veterans to include Benefits Counseling; Military Funeral Honors; and Casualty Assistance / Notification Officer training.
U.S. Army Garrison Fort Lee Casualty Assistance Center has the following areas of responsibility:
Virginia Counties: Albemarle, Allegheny, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Brunswick, Buchanan, Buckingham, Campbell, Caroline, Carroll, Charlotte, Charles City, Chesterfield, Craig, Cumberland, Dickenson, Dinwiddie, Essex, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Giles, Goochland, Grayson, Greensville, Halifax, Hanover, Henrico, Henry, Highland, King & Queen, King William, Lee, Louisa, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Nelson, New Kent, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Pulaski, Rockbridge, Roanoke, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Surry, Sussex, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe
Independent Virginia Cities: Lynchburg, Richmond, Roanoke, Bedford, Bristol, Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Colonial Heights, Covington, Danville, Emporia, Galax, Hopewell, Lexington, Martinsville, Petersburg, Salem, Staunton, Waynesboro
Benefits and Entitlements
Surviving spouses of retired and active Soldiers may receive casualty assistance through three methods:
1.) Live assistance. The benefits coordinator serves as a survivor's advocate who processes benefit claims, coordinates services from support organizations, and answers questions related to entitlements.
2.) Guided assistance. The Casualty Assistance Center can also arrange for a casualty assistance officer (CAO) to visit the survivor at a location of choice. The CAO will assist with completion of the forms and serve as a liaison between the survivor and the benefits coordinator.
3.) Distance assistance. The benefits coordinator can mail the survivor a customized packet of forms and information that pertain to the survivor's specific situation. The survivor can mail the forms directly to individual offices or return the entire packet to the Benefits Coordinator for processing. View the forms included in the packet.
Contact the Benefits Coordinator via email or phone at (804) 734-6985.
The CAC coordinates military funeral honors for eligible deceased veterans, retirees and active duty Soldiers in the Fort Lee area of responsibility. To request a military honors funeral, complete the Funeral Honors Request Form and email or fax the request to (804) 734-6734.
Contact the memorial affairs coordinator via email or phone at (804) 734-6606.
The mortuary affairs coordinator ensures the proper care and disposition of a Soldier's remains and personal effects. The CAC also prepares orders for eligible survivors to travel at government expense to their Soldier's funeral and/or unit memorial.
Contact the mortuary affairs coordinator via email or phone at (804) 734-6724.