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Stories about the DOD's POW/MIA agency, formerly known as JPAC

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 4, 2013


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Retired Air Force general to lead POW/MIA Accounting Agency

The Pentagon announced today that retired Maj. Gen. Kelly McKeague is the new director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. The agency that searches for, recovers and identifies missing American war dead has not had a permanent director since 2016.


DPAA still plagued with problems after reorganization, report says

It’s been more than two years since the scandal-plagued Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office merged to form the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency — a new U.S. government super-agency responsible for recovering America’s war dead.


Family suing for DNA testing of possible remains of WWII Medal of Honor recipient

The family of World War II’s first Medal of Honor recipient is once again suing the U.S. government in an attempt to force a DNA test on an unknown set of remains buried in the Philippines that evidence suggests could belong to the celebrated war hero.

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