Service members assigned to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command sling load lumber and bamboo onto the site where they will be conducting recovery operations on the island of Espiritu Santo on the Independent Republic of Vanuatu Aug. 21, 2012. Two specialized teams deployed from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, to excavate several ground and aircraft crash sites in search of Americans searching for Americans who remain unaccounted-for from World War II. The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command conducts global search, recovery, and laboratory operations to identify unaccounted-for Americans from past conflicts in order to support the Department of Defense’s personnel accounting efforts.
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