Army Completes Transfer of 11 Cemeteries to VA

September 25, 2020

OFFICE OF ARMY CEMETERIES – On 25 September 2020, the Department of the Army completed the transfers of 11 cemeteries to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) in fulfillment of Presidential Executive Order 13781 and Office of Management and Budget Memorandum 17-22 government-wide reform and reorganization plan.  As these cemeteries are no longer on active military installations, the National Cemetery Administration will be able to efficiently operate and maintain the cemeteries in the manner our veterans observe. 

In 2019, the Army transferred Ft. Lawton Post Cemetery  in Washington, Ft. Missoula Post Cemetery  in Montana, Ft. Sheridan National Cemetery  in Illinois, and Ft. Douglas Post Cemetery in Utah.  In 2020, the Army transferred Vancouver Barracks National Cemetery  in Washington, Benicia Arsenal Post Cemetery  in California, Fort Worden Post Cemetery in Washington, Fort Stevens Post Cemetery  in Oregon, Fort Devens Post Cemetery in Massachusetts, and Fort McClellan Post  and Prisoner of War Cemeteries  in Alabama.

The Department of Veterans Affairs eligibility criteria now applies to those wishing to be buried in these cemeteries.  For more information about the transfer of these cemeteries contact the NCA Public Affairs Office at (202) 632-8035.  For more information on a particular cemetery listed above, please click on the hyperlink.  To make burial arrangements at a VA national cemetery, call the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at (800) 535-1117. 
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