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Offutt-based lab could be in store for new $50 million facility

After operating for nearly a decade in a temporary location at Offutt Air Force Base, a Defense Department laboratory that identifies the remains of missing U.S. military members could be in store for a new home near the base.

Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., proposed an amendment to the House Armed Services Committee calling on the department to “accelerate planning for the construction and relocation” of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) lab. The committee passed Bacon’s proposal unanimously this year, amending the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2022, an annual piece of legislation that appropriates defense funding.

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