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April 3, 2019

U.S. Seeks Stronger Defense Relationship With Vietnam

The assistant defense secretary for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs said that the U.S. defense relationship with Vietnam is strong and represents one of the strongest pillars in our multifaceted bilateral relationship.

Sept. 21, 2018

DoD Agency Identifies Soldiers Lost in Korean War From Returned Remains

Two soldiers who died during the Korean War have been identified from the remains returned from North Korea, President Donald J. Trump announced.

Aug. 14, 2018

DPAA Provides Update on Identifying Service Members Missing from Korean War

Officials from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency updated reporters on the condition of the 55 boxes of Korean War remains returned from North Korea and outlined the steps necessary to identify each set of remains during a White House news conference.

Aug. 8, 2018

Army Technicians Search for Fallen Troops’ Identities

Army Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Owen is one of about 100 service members and civilians whose job is to recover and identify the remains of fallen service members and help bring closure to the families of the fallen.

Sept. 20, 2017

POW/MIA: Colorado Airmen Honor Missing Personnel

Those missing in action were remembered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., during the annual POW/MIA Remembrance Week, that included a flag raising ceremony, a 24-hour run and concluded with a remembrance and retreat ceremony.

Sept. 15, 2017

Sacred Mission for DoD POW/MIA Agency: Leave No One Behind

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan honored former prisoners of war and remembered 83,000 Americans still unaccounted for since World War II during a National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony at the Pentagon.

Sept. 16, 2016

DoD Vows to Bring Home Missing Warriors, Carter Says

The Defense Department has recommitted itself to its solemn pledge to make every effort to bring home all of its missing men and women to their families, Defense Secretary Carter said at the National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony.

March 4, 2016

Face of Defense: With POW/MIA Table Setting, Airman Pays Tribute

Air Force Senior Airman Alan Phe, a former Marine and current Air National Guardsman, had personal and universal motivations for putting together a traditional POW/MIA table setting as his local dining facility.

Sept. 18, 2015

Pentagon Leaders Honor POW/MIA Sacrifices

On POW/MIA Recognition Day, tears streamed down the face of, a World War II prisoner of war, as the honor guard marched across the Pentagon’s River Parade Field, to post the colors before the defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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