YNCS Amy Torres
Decedent Affairs Officer
CWO Greg Shannon
Alt. Decedent Affairs Officer
Military Funeral Honors
Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach provides Military Funeral Honors to recently passed retired or honorably discharged Coast Guard veterans. Our area of responsibility includes Southern California from Morro Bay to San Clemente including Inyo, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare, and Ventura counties.
The Coast Guard will make every attempt to provide a funeral service detail when requested within our area of responsibility. Please provide the location, date, and time of the funeral to the Honor Guard Coordinator as soon as possible.
The following documents are required to request Military Funeral Honors:
HONOR GUARD COORDINATORS
Petty Officer First Class Alexandrea Guerra
Senior Chief Petty Officer Amy Torres
Burial At Sea
The Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach Decedent Affairs Officers can help arrange a burial at sea for cremated remains (ashes) of military personnel. Burials are performed based on availability of operational units and subject to abrupt scheduling changes. Family members or next of kin are not authorized to be on board during the ceremony. While not required, a salt urn is recommended for ease of burial.
The following documents are required to request a burial at sea:
1. Burial at Sea Request Form
2. A copy of the death certificate
3. A burial transit permit or the cremation certificate
4. A copy of the DD Form 214, discharge certificate, or retirement order
Please note: A copy of the member’s DD-214 may be requested from the National Archives at www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/.
The Burial at Sea Request Form and the three supporting documents make up the burial at sea request package and should be mailed to the Decedent Affair Officers at:
U.S. COAST GUARD BASE LOS ANGELS LONG BEACH
ATTN: DECEDENT AFFAIRS OFFICER
1001 SOUTH SEASIDE AVE, BLDG 32
SAN PEDRO CA 90731
Once the required documentation is received, the family will be provided with a representative aboard the Coast Guard asset.
Burial at Sea Coordinator
Petty Officer First Class Tiara Braxton