Casualty Assistance Office
Yakima Training Center does not have a local Casualty Assistance Office. Please contact the Department of the Army Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Center anytime by calling 1-800-626-3137. You will be immediately referred to the nearest Casualty Assistance Center.
Reporting the death of an Active Duty Soldier
When reporting the death of an active duty service member* to the Department of the Army, please have the following information available concerning the service member:
*Active duty service members include Active Army Soldiers; Active Guard Reserve personnel; U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard personnel traveling directly en route to or from, or participating in, Annual Training; Active Duty Training; Initial Active Duty Training; Active Duty for Special Work; Special Active Duty Training; Inactive Duty Training; Full time National Guard Duty; and Temporary Tour of Active Duty.
Social security number or service number
Circumstances surrounding the death
Next of kin information
Reporting the death of a Retiree
When reporting the death of a retiree to the Department of the Army, which includes retired Reserve and National Guard personnel in receipt of retired pay*, please have the following information available:
- Full name
- Social security number or service number
- Date and place of birth
- Retired rank
- Disability rating
- Circumstances surrounding the death
- Next of kin information
- Copy of the Statement of Service (DD Form 214)
- Copy of the death certificate
*The local Casualty Assistance Center will report the death to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service for stoppage of retirement pay and the initiation of survivor benefits.