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The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency is an agency within the United States Department of Defense whose mission is to recover missing personnel who listed as Prisoners of War (POW), Missing in Action (MIA), from all past wars and conflicts and from countries around the world.

It was formed on January 30, 2015, as a result of the merger of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, The Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office and parts of the Air Force’s Life Sciences Lab. DPAA laboratories are located at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska & Joint Base Pearl Harbor/ Hickam, Hawaii. The Agency is Headquartered in Washington, D.C.

At every function, from a Post meeting to the National Convention, we salute our POW/MIA by placing a POW/MIA flag over an empty seat to honor their memory in hopes that they will return home.
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