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Mr. Mayboua XAYAVONG, Director General of Americas Department for Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Darius Banaji, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) deputy director for operations, sign a Memorandum for Record (MFR) during Technical Talks on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 8, 2022. Technical talks are a brief between representatives of the DPAA and Lao People's Democratic Republic, aimed to discuss continued joint field operations throughout the country for the upcoming year, address policy and operational initiatives, and explore how to increase mission effectiveness and efficiency to account for U.S. personnel who are still missing. The MFR is the official document allowing the DPAA mission to continue on the search to recover the remaining 285 Americans still missing in action in Laos. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ariel Owings)

Photo by: Staff Sgt. Ariel Owings |  VIRIN: 220908-F-IK176-1014.JPG