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WASHINGTON, D.C. April 4, 2022

DPAA Remembers Vietnam Veterans, their families

On March 29, National Vietnam War Veterans Day, in sub-freezing temperatures, Defense Department leaders paused at the iconic Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. along with Gold Star family

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR HICKAM, HI March 2, 2022

Commentary- Global mission brings neighborhood bond close to home

On Feb. 22, 2020, I stood together with the rest of the recovery team inside the 20 meter by 16 meter excavation area southwest of Monywa, Myanmar (formerly Burma).Deployed to the site for nearly 45

Feb. 24, 2022

Polish Airman solves WWII mysteries

During WWII, Poland lost the highest percentage of overall population and Jewish citizens compared to any other country in the world – 6 million people, including 90% of Polish Jews, were senselessly

Feb. 23, 2022

Famed director Spike Lee learns of MIA cousin after making movie about cousin’s unit

Early in 2021, Spike Lee, acclaimed director of movies like “BlackKkKlansman,” “Malcolm X,” and “Do The Right Thing,” received a letter from the United States Army. He was a little confused, because,

Dec. 30, 2021

AFCLC and DPAA: A Partnership for Mission Success

Since 2012, Language Enabled Airman Program Scholars and Foreign Area Officers from the Air Force Culture and Language Center have helped to support the Defense POW/MIA Agency’s mission. What started as linguistic support for DPAA’s Short-term Individual Augmentee Sourcing Conference has now developed into life-changing language, cultural and tactical support in helping DPAA connect with families of missing personnel.

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