“Prior to 2008...the cremated remains were…turned over to a contractor for incineration, as was the industry standard. If there was any residual matter, it was handled in accordance with the processes at the time…we did not direct the contractor to put any residual material in the landfill.”

– Lieutenant General Darrell D. Jones, Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, on Thursday responding to news that the Air Force shipped pieces of 274 dead military personnel to a landfill for eternal rest

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