The U.S. Government, the Department of Defense and the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command are committed to scientific excellence and the fullest possible accounting of all Americans still missing or unaccounted for in defense of this great country. JPAC continues to fulfill our nation's promise to the POW/MIA families and those Americans still waiting to come home. "Until they are home..."
National League of POW/MIA Families: The league’s mission is to obtain the release of all prisoners, the fullest possible accounting for the missing and repatriation of all recoverable remains of those who died serving the nation during the Vietnam War. Voting membership comprises wives, children, parents, siblings, and other close blood and legal relatives of Americans who were or are listed as POWs, MIA, killed in action/body not recovered (KIA/BNR) and returned American Vietnam War POWs.
National Alliance of Families POW/MIA: The goals of the National Alliance of Families are simple: the return of any live POWs and accurate accounting of the missing; the recovery and scientific identification of remains; or a reasonable explanation as to why return, recovery or accounting is impossible. Formed in June 1990, their founding members included World War II, Korean War, Cold War and Vietnam War POW/MIA family members frustrated by the U. S. government’s lack of progress on the issue of our POW/MIA. The alliance is the only family organization to represent POW/MIA families from all wars.
Rolling Thunder: In an effort to boost search and rescue numbers, the veteran organization Rolling Thunder was born. Rolling Thunder is manned by volunteers—many veterans—who are passionate about bringing their brothers and sisters home from war. This organization sends rescue and search missions to different parts of the world in hopes of finding missing service members. This group is also extremely active in protecting POW/MIA rights, as well as educating the public on the statistics of the missing. They have more than 90 chapters throughout the United States as well as overseas.