On a personal note, in October 2008, the remains of Ensign Eldon Wyman were interned in Portland, Oregon, thanks to the efforts of JTF-FA
. His 93-year-old sister (my father's first cousin) cherished that moment.
JTF-FA was also based in Honolulu, at the Marine Corps' Camp H.M.
JTF-FA, for its part, was established in January 1992 and grew out of the Joint Casualty Resolution Center that since 1973 had led the U.S.
"The government works closely with the JTF-FA detachment in Hanoi," Sisk said.
JTF-FA members in Vietnam perform four excavations per year, each lasting 30 days each.
, DPMO regularly negotiates with these countries.
The work of JTF-FA
, established in 1992, is limited to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and other sites related to the war in Southeast Asia.
Participants in those earlier MIA searches, which began in 1985 and were conducted by JTF-FA
's predecessor, the Joint Casualty Resolution Center, qualified for IDP.
Gwizdak added that representatives of the Vietnamese Office for Seeking Missing Personnel told him they regularly receive information from Vietnamese citizens about missing Americans and share that information with JTF-FA
Joint Task Force-Full Accounting (JTF-FA
) headquarters on Oahu, Hawaii, supervises field research by detachments based in Southeast Asia.
It's been seven years since Joint Task Force-Full Accounting (JTF-FA
) was created to continue the search for Americans unaccounted for from the Southeast Asia war.
First stop was a briefing at Joint Task Force-Full Accounting (JTF-FA
) headquarters at Camp Smith, Hawaii, and then a visit to the U.S.