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.