Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Owen, a morgue NCOIC for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, examines personal effects that potentially belong to fallen service members inside a laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2018. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sean Kimmons)
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- When her duty day is over, Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Owen often reflects on if she did enough to help identify fallen service members.
As the morgue noncommissioned officer in charge at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, which is tasked to account for more than 82,000 Americans still missing from past conflicts, she analyzes human remains and personal effects in hopes to close a cold case.
Ava and Sierra, daughters of Staff Sgt. Andrew Stevens, embrace each other on Fort Meade, Md. U.S. Photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.
July 31, 2018 | By DoD’s Katie Lange
Military children endure unique challenges — saying goodbye to deployed parents, moving often, changing schools, making new friends frequently and adapting constantly. For that, they deserve our respect and admiration.
To show your support, everyone is encouraged to wear purple Wednesday as part of the annual Purple Up! campaign, which gives thanks to military kids for their strength and sacrifice.