DPAA-HOSTED FAMILY UPDATES: DPAA-hosted Family Member Updates (FMUs) are scheduled for 2018 and no longer restricted solely to family members. With advance arrangements, invited representatives of responsible VSOs are included, as are League and other NGO officials who are not family members. Also, the ** notation indicates that briefings are in conjunction with the League’s upcoming 49th Annual Meeting, June 21-24, 2018, obviously NOT hosted by DPAA.
2018 Family Update Schedule*
Date Location January 20 San Diego, CA
February 24 Jacksonville, FL
March 24 El Paso, TX
April 21 Rapid City, SD
May 19 Louisville, KY
June 21-24 Washington, D.C.**
August 9-10 Washington, D.C.***
September 8 Philadelphia, PA
DNA Identification LaboratoryThe Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory provides worldwide scientific consultation, research and education services in the field of forensic DNA analysis is the only DoD Human Remains DNA testing laboratory, and is a key partner in helping identify the remains of service members from both current and past conflicts.
Since 1992, the DoD and the military Services have been actively collecting maternal family reference specimens from family members of military personnel whose remains have not been recovered or identified from Southeast Asia, Cold War incidents, Korea and World War II. The individual military Service Casualty Offices continue to seek family members to update their databases.
U.S. Army Casualty Office 1-800-892-2490 U.S. Army Human Resources Command Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Center (CMAOC)/Past Conflict Repatriations Branch(PCRB) 1600 Separhead Division Avenue Dept. #450 Fort Knox, KY 40122-5405
U.S. Navy Casualty Office 1-800-443-9298 US Navy Personnel Command Bureau of Naval Personnel Casualty Assistance Branch N135C 5720 Integrity Dr. Millington, TN 38055-6210
U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Office 1-800-847-1597 Headquarters, US Marine Corps Manpower and Reserve Affairs Personnel & Family Reference Division 3280 Russell Road Quantico, VA 22134-5103
U.S. Air Force Casualty Office 1-800-531-5501 USAF Missing Persons Branch HQ, USAFPC 550 C Street West, Suite 15 Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4716
Mortuary Services 1-800-531-5803 Director, Mortuary Affairs HAF AFMAO/PM Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Center (AFMAO) 116 Purple Heart Drive, Dover AFB, DE 19902