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  • Total Force Airmen: Supporting the DoD - in and out of uniform

    Splitting work between a federal entity and the Air National Guard can pose a challenge, let alone having the two work environments more than 600 miles away from each other.For Maryland native Rachel Johnson, she is both an evidence custodian for the Department of Defense DNA Operations at the Armed

  • DoD adds fentanyl to drug testing panel

    The Department of Defense implemented new policy in March 2019 to direct all service Drug Demand Reduction Program labs to test for fentanyl and norfentanyl.

  • AFMES, DPAA shares missions with service members, families

    The Armed Forces Medical Examiner System and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency provided local outreach to communities in Alabama January 24-26, 2019.“These outreach opportunities are important for us to educate the community and service members about the DPAA and AFMES missions,” said Todd

  • AFMES-AFRSSIR inspects Lackland Air Force Base

    The Armed Forces Repository of Specimen Samples of the Identification of Remains inspected Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, on the collection of DNA cards November 8, 2018.The AFRSSIR is responsible for managing, coordinating and maintaining the collection of DNA blood reference cards for all active

  • Male lineage helps identify missing service members

    The Armed Forces Medical Examiner System’s Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory briefed families of missing service members at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s latest family member update in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 8, 2018.

  • Snapshot: MacDill visits Team Dover

    MacDill Air Force Base civic leaders and senior leadership pose alongside Team Dover’s commander and command chief before boarding their return flight March 29, 2018, at Dover AFB, Del. The group flew back to MacDill AFB on a KC-135 Stratotanker. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe M.

  • Snapshot: Honorary Commanders visit Team Dover Tenant Units

    Col. Ethan Griffin, 436th Airlift Wing commander, greets Team Dover’s honorary commanders before their tour March 14, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Honorary commanders are selected annually and are invited to continue their involvement with Dover AFB as an honorary commander alumni after

  • AFMES participates in Operation Joint Recovery, introduces MACRMS

    More than 200 active duty and reserve service members from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines along with personnel from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System participated in Operation Joint Recovery held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, March 7-10, 2018.

  • The DOD’s Watchdog

    With new and emerging drugs coming out every day, the Special Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory (SFTDTL) at the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System here, is designed to ensure service members are not getting away with gaining access to them.SFTDTL is one of three Department of Defense