Once a Marine, always a Marine is more than a phrase, it speaks to a commitment to paying final tribute to a Marine's service to our country by providing Military Funeral Honors.
The Commandant of the Marine Corps continues to operate a Military Funeral Honors section in Quantico, Virginia. A toll free number (866-826-3628) has been established for Families, Funeral Directors, and Marine Corps units to request Military Funeral Honors. The Military Funeral Honors section can be reached at the toll free number during normal business hours, 0730 to 1630, Eastern time, Monday through Friday, after normal business hours, or on weekends and holidays, all calls to the toll free number are routed to voice mail. Messages received after 1630, Monday through Friday, will be returned the next business day. For weekends and holidays, messages are monitored in order to process requests for Military Funeral Honors that take place on the following Monday. Funerals for Tuesday or later will be returned on the following Monday. FAX or emails are not accepted for a request for Military Funeral Honors.
Funerals assigned to Camp Pendleton will be coordinated by the MCIWEST-MCB CAMPEN Adjutant office and may be reached from 0730 - 1630, Monday through Friday. The MCIWEST-MCB CAMPEN Command Duty Officer may be reached after normal business hours.
In the event that a Marine Corps unit is contacted directly by a funeral director or next of kin the unit must supply the requestor the toll free number (866-826-3628) to the Military Funerals Honors section.
All Military Funeral Honors must be requested through the
Military Funeral Honors section via the toll free number listed below.
Military Honors Section: Toll Free number 1-866-826-3628
Camp Pendleton Funeral Coordinator : (760) 725-5615/5614
Command Duty Officer: (760) 725-5061