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Service members assigned to the U.S. Joint POW/MIA

Service members assigned to the U.S. Joint POW/MIA



Service members assigned to the U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command salute as an honor detail comprised of joint military members escorts four flag-draped transfer cases from a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during the JPAC Arrival Ceremony, Nov. 30, 2012, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The U.S. personnel whose identities remain unknown are transported to JPAC’s Central Identification Laboratory for analyses. The remains receiving full military honors represent losses associated with World War II and the Vietnam War are from recent JPAC recovery missions in Kiribati, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Germany, Belgium, France, Canada and Vietnam. Once the transfer cases arrive at JPAC’s laboratory, the forensic process of identifying the individuals will begin. If and when identifications are established, the names will be announced following next-of-kin notification. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth)





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