A forensics lab has opened at Offutt
Air Force Base near Omaha with a special mission - identify the remains of
missing soldiers, sailors and airmen from past wars.
The lab has been constructed at Offutt
Air Force Base inside a section of the massive former Martin bomber plant.
The nearly 23,000-square-foot lab is a
satellite of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, known as JPAC, that's based
The accounting command is overseeing
the search and identification of the remains of more than 83,000 missing
After the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist
attacks, officials decided to establish a mainland forensics lab to react
quickly when tragedy strikes or terrorists attack.