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Hanabusa adds voice to call for POW/MIA Command briefing

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:10 a.m. HST, Jul 19, 2013

U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa has joined 11 other members of the U.S. House in requesting a briefing by the head of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Hawaii about an internal report containing allegations of waste and mismanagement at the Hickam operations.

The bipartisan letter requesting a briefing before the House Armed Services Committee within 60 days was sent to Maj. Gen. Kelly McKeague on Wednesday, asking him about the allegations and what’s being done to address them. 

The Pentagon announced on July 9 that an internal review of JPAC procedures was initiated following a disclosure of the discrepancies by the Associated Press.

Hanabusa wrote, “These findings are of great concern to us given the importance of JPAC’s mission. We owe it to our servicemembers and the families of missing servicemembers to have a well functioning command, above reproach.

“This mission is one of the most important in our nation. There are more than 83,000 Americans still missing from past conflicts who deserve to be brought home with dignity and respect.”

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loquaciousone wrote:
I wish Hanabusa would go MIA.
on July 18,2013 | 09:23AM
EwaWarrior wrote:
She can take Lazie Mazie with her, too!!!!
on July 18,2013 | 10:51AM
baileygirl9631 wrote:
Wow! And here I thought I was the only one with those sentiments! Hooray! Too bad we can't get rid of both of them.
on July 18,2013 | 11:59AM
AhiPoke wrote:
“This mission is one of the most important in our nation...". - Important maybe, but "one of the most important.."?????
on July 18,2013 | 09:39AM
loquaciousone wrote:
For Hanabusa deciding what to eat for lunch is the second most important.
on July 18,2013 | 10:03AM
allie wrote:
she just needs some sort of attention hon. She has accomplsihed zero so far
on July 18,2013 | 10:55AM
EwaWarrior wrote:
If Hanabutta were a leader, she would have been the first to call for an investigation instead of the twelfth.
on July 18,2013 | 10:50AM
allie wrote:
Habnabuttah, who was famous for hateful comments about whites when she was ripping off the public out here, is now for the miltiary? What kinda game she play?
on July 18,2013 | 10:55AM
entrkn wrote:
on July 18,2013 | 12:24PM
konag43 wrote:
they should delay looking for mia's until the country is more stable and has the extra money to spend. after all they have been missing for a long time a few more years won't hurt the mia
on July 18,2013 | 01:41PM
alfie1 wrote:
and, how much is jpac new building costing us???? over
on July 19,2013 | 03:47AM
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