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Offutt Air Force Base Lands Satellite Forensics Lab

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Offutt Air Force base near Omaha will be the home of a satellite forensics lab to help identify remains of missing service members.

U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., says Omaha was selected because of
its centralized location, the existing facilities and resources at Offutt and the high quality of research at Creighton University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command's main mission is to help
locate, recover and identify missing service members from past conflicts.

Its headquarters is in Hawaii. The command determined there was a significant need for a forensics lab on the U.S. mainland after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.


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