It’s a heart-wrenching job, but Capt. Justin Jacobs diligently works to ensure fallen troops are brought home to their families in noble and respectful measures.
“Without a doubt, the most rewarding part of my job is returning our fallen service members back to the states where they can be reconnected with their loved ones,” Jacobs said. “We provide a dignified transfer for every member coming out of the various areas of responsibility, as well as the European theater to include the remains of those recovered in previous conflicts.”
For his efforts to revamp the Air Force’s training on dignified transfers, Jacobs has earned a prestigious distinction — the Air Mobility Command Company Grade Officer of the Year. He also is recognized for his efforts to reduce delivery time of packages to Africa and eliminating unnecessary steps in cargo-processing procedures.
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