Oct. 29, 2015

A Rewarding Partnership

In Italy, a group of volunteers driven by pride for their homeland and the history that rests there travel the country in search of warplane crashes and other potential missing in action (MIA)

Sept. 18, 2015

Presidential Proclamation -- National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2015

America has long stood tall as a beacon of freedom thanks to the women and men of our Armed Forces who safeguard our country and our ideals with courage, honor, and selflessness. While our heroes and their families continue to give of themselves for us all, we must recognize the unthinkable pain that remains with the loved ones of those who have not returned home.

Aug. 21, 2015

Korean and Cold Wars Families Seek Answers

Government officials from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) met with more than 300 family members of servicemen who went missing during past conflicts at the Korean/Cold War annual

June 26, 2015

Vietnam War Families Seek Answers

From June 24-27, more than 200 family members of U.S. servicemen and civilians missing from the Vietnam War traveled to Washington D.C. from around the country for the 46th Annual Meeting of the

June 24, 2015

Director Michael Linnington Meets with Agency Team

Today Michael Linnington, the newly appointed director for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, met with the D.C. based staff to discuss his philosophy and his vision for the way forward for the

June 19, 2015

Secretary of Defense announces DPAA director

 Secretary of Defense announces the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency (DPAA) director today. Army Lt. Gen. Michael S. Linnington has been appointed to the senior executive

March 9, 2015

DoD POW/MIA Accounting Agency Meets With Families of MIAs

Until They Are Home.Keeping the Promise.These are the stirring mottos of two former government POW/MIA recovery and accounting organizations now merged into the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Feb. 10, 2015

DPAA interviews Operation Market Garden service members

This past year, a group of four Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) historians (Dr. Ian Spurgeon, Ms. Christine Cohn, Dr. Ed Burton and Dr. Jeff Johnson) traveled to the Netherlands to attend

Dec. 31, 2014

Memories of Lance Cpl. kept alive since 1967

As the propellers of the CH-46A Sea Knight helicopter cut across the sky, the peace of that June 30, 1967, night belied the danger inherent in the mission to the men on board. Tasked with inserting a

Nov. 19, 2014

Soldier returns home after 47 years

He didn’t want to make a sound, but as U.S. Army Staff Sgt. James Van Bendegom’s heavy boots made way through the patrol route on the border between South Vietnam and Cambodia on July 12, 1967, there

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