National Alliance of Families for the Return of America's Missing Servicemen

Our Mission

The goals of the National Alliance of Families are simple. The return of any live Prisoners of War, 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.

Within these pages you will find official government documents that lead to the inescapable conclusion that Prisoners of War were left behind at the end of World War II, Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam and the Gulf War.

We invite you to explore our site, join the cause, and spread the word.

Who We Are

Formed in June of 1990, our founding members included World War II, Korean - Cold War, and Vietnam War POW/MIA family members frustrated by the U. S. government's lack of progress on the issue of our Prisoners of War and Missing in Action. The Alliance is the only family organization to represent POW/MIA families from all wars.

Early efforts of the Alliance spurred the formation of the U.S. Russian Joint Commission. Working with other POW/MIA groups, we supported legislation to declassify U.S. held intelligence on POWs and MIAs from all wars. While we have achieved limited declassification much more needs to be done.

Other legislation, supported by the Alliance, includes the Bring Him Home Alive Act of 2000, the Persian Gulf Accountability Act; better know as the Speicher Bill and the POW/MIA Flag Bill. All have been signed into law.

We continue to working towards the passage of resolutions (like H. Res 231 during the 113th Congress) calling for the formation of a Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs in the House of Representatives.


For more information contact:

Telephone: (406) 200-8218

Email us at: info@nationalalliance.org


National Alliance of Families for the Return of America's Servicemen Board of Directors

Janella Apodaca Rose - President and National Chairperson

Mike Benge - Vice President

Joyce Apodaca - Director

Robert Dumas - Director