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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.

ARLINGTON, Va. July 27, 2021

Silver Star Recipient laid to rest 70 years later

Army Major Harvey Storms, 34, left his pregnant wife and three sons to fight in the Korean War more than 70 years ago. The family would never see their father again. On July 16, 2021, in front of his

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

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