[email protected] establishes Joint Personal Effects Depot to honor fallen Soldiers at Dover Air Force Base.
All items belonging to fallen service members are photographed after being inventoried and inspected for cleanliness and servicability at the Joint Personal Effects Depot located at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. After items come into the JPED receive an initial inspection for unexploded ordnance, they are then taken into one of several cages where the items are inventoried, inspected for cleanliness and damage, photographed, and packaged for delivery back to the family of the fallen service member. The entire process, from start to finish is done in one location to help eliminate items from becoming misplaced or cross contaminated with other service member's personal items. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Brian Hamilton)