FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JPAC TEAM CONCLUDES SUCCESSFUL COORDINATION MEETING
Rangoon (February 5, 2013) - A Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command planning team is concluding a trip to Burma where they met with officials to finalize plans for future JPAC operations planned for later this year.
The five-person team worked with government officials and members of the U.S. Embassy to coordinate operational, logistical, transportation, communications and medical issues for investigations planned for later this year. The members also met with local historians and personnel associated with research and archival resources on World War II.
JPAC last conducted recovery operations here eight years ago. There are approximately 730 Americans unaccounted for in this country from World War II.
JPAC conducts a global, humanitarian mission to search, recover, and conduct laboratory operations to identify unaccounted-for Americans from past conflicts in order to support the Department of Defense’s personnel accounting efforts.
Falling directly under the U.S. Pacific Command and employing more than 500 joint military and civilian personnel, JPAC continues its search for the more than 83,000 Americans still missing from past conflicts.
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