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HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- Left, Chris Johnson, DNA analyst, Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, takes a swab from the inside of Janice V. McNeal's cheek on March 28, 2009 at the North Bethesda Conference Center, Md. during the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office's monthly family update brief. McNeal attended the conference to find out the latest case information on her uncle Army Private 1st Class dale G. Barnhart, who became an MIA during the Korean War. FRS are very important for AFDIL and the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in the identification process. Lab analysts can use them to match remains recovered in the future or current unidentified remains stored in JPACís lab. They can also use the DNA to exclude an individual from group or comingled remains. (Photo by Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Chlosta)

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