• AFMES earns accreditation

    After more than a year of research and application, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (AFMES) Forensic Pathology Investigations (FPI) division recently received its accreditation through the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME). The NAME is a premier professional organization for

  • 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.