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Feb. 9, 2016

Families of missing Air Force pilots connect in Hawaii

HONOLULU-- Natalie Anderson Rauch remembers her dad as a funny man who loved to make everyone laugh and was the life of the party. She remembers living in England as a child and trips to the beach with her family. Beyond that, her memories are nearly nonexistent. Rauch was eight years old when her father’s plane went missing in North Vietnam.

Feb. 1, 2016

DPAA Reaches FOC Status

In the year since being established as a Defense Agency on Jan. 1, 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) has accomplished a critical milestone, reaching “full operational capability” or “FOC” on Jan. 8, 2016. This declaration signifies the completion of the reorganization of the Department of Defense’s legacy past conflict accounting organizations into a single, unified defense agency.

Jan. 28, 2016

DPAA Returns to Dien Bien Province

A specialized recovery team comprised of 15 joint service members and a forensic archeologist resumed excavation operations for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) at a rice paddy in Dien Bien province, Vietnam

Jan. 14, 2016

Vietnam Veteran Laid to Rest

Bill Hill didn’t want his son Billy to go to war in Vietnam, but the need to keep his younger brother Bobby safe was too strong for his eldest son.“Billy was afraid Bobby would go to Vietnam and get

Jan. 8, 2016

Medal of Honor Recipient Recalls Times in Vietnam

ARLINGTON, Virginia- Medal of Honor recipient, retired Army Lt. Col. James “Mike” Sprayberry, spoke with employees of the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency (DPAA) in

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