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Policy on the coverage of the dignified transfer operations
Published: 02/26/2009 | Updated:  07/25/2014

What is the policy on media coverage of flag-draped transfer cases?


The policy for media coverage at Dover and other transfer points is modified so that the controlling issue will be the desires of the families of those who have died.

For more information regarding this change to policy, please view the Defense Department's press release at:

The transcript from the February 2009 news briefing announcing the change to policy can be found at: