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Wright-Patt hosts run, ceremony for National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Senior Master Sgt. Elise Redziniak, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center first sergeant, leads a first sergeant delegation on the first leg of the POW/MIA run Sept. 17, 2021, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Runners carried the POW/MIA Flag, a torch and scroll over a 6.2-mile course to the base’s POW/MIA Recognition Day wreath-laying ceremony. It was in honor and remembrance of those American service members held captive or missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Senior Master Sgt. Elise Redziniak, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center first sergeant, leads a first sergeant delegation on the first leg of the POW/MIA run Sept. 17, 2021, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Runners carried the POW/MIA Flag, a torch and scroll over a 6.2-mile course to the base’s POW/MIA Recognition Day wreath-laying ceremony. It was in honor and remembrance of those American service members held captive or missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Master Sgt. Brett R. Rosebrook, 88th Surgical Operations Squadron first sergeant, holds the torch before the start of the annual POW/MIA run Sept. 17, 2021, leading to the POW/MIA Recognition Day wreath-laying ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The Wright-Patt First Sergeants Council and Chiefs Group split the 6.2-mile course that took the torch and POW/MIA Flag through the base’s Area A. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Master Sgt. Brett R. Rosebrook, 88th Surgical Operations Squadron first sergeant, holds the torch before the start of the annual POW/MIA run Sept. 17, 2021, leading to the POW/MIA Recognition Day wreath-laying ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The Wright-Patt First Sergeants Council and Chiefs Group split the 6.2-mile course that took the torch and POW/MIA Flag through the base’s Area A. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Senior Master Sgt. Ashley Byers, 445th Airlift Wing, carries the torch alongside Chief Master Sgt. Lindsey Wolf, Air Force Materiel Command command paralegal, as the Wright-Patterson Chiefs Group takes part in the annual POW/MIA run Sept. 17, 2021. The Wright-Patt First Sergeants Council and Chiefs Group split the 6.2-mile course, delivering the torch and POW/MIA Flag to a wreath-laying ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Senior Master Sgt. Ashley Byers, 445th Airlift Wing, carries the torch alongside Chief Master Sgt. Lindsey Wolf, Air Force Materiel Command command paralegal, as the Wright-Patterson Chiefs Group takes part in the annual POW/MIA run Sept. 17, 2021. The Wright-Patt First Sergeants Council and Chiefs Group split the 6.2-mile course, delivering the torch and POW/MIA Flag to a wreath-laying ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Plowman, 88th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron, carries the POW/MIA Flag while Chief Master Sgt. Lindsey Wolf, Air Force Materiel Command command paralegal, holds up the torch as they lead a Wright-Patterson Chiefs Group delegation on the annual POW/MIA run Sept. 17, 2021. Runners delivered the torch and flag to the POW/MIA Recognition Day wreath-laying ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is marked each year on the third Friday in September to remember those held captive or missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Plowman, 88th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron, carries the POW/MIA Flag while Chief Master Sgt. Lindsey Wolf, Air Force Materiel Command command paralegal, holds up the torch as they lead a Wright-Patterson Chiefs Group delegation on the annual POW/MIA run Sept. 17, 2021. Runners delivered the torch and flag to the POW/MIA Recognition Day wreath-laying ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is marked each year on the third Friday in September to remember those held captive or missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, makes opening remarks Sept. 17, 2021,, during the POW/MIA Recognition Day wreath-laying ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The annual event included a former Air Force officer and fighter pilot talking about his experience in North Vietnamese prison camps and a wreath laying. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, makes opening remarks Sept. 17, 2021,, during the POW/MIA Recognition Day wreath-laying ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The annual event included a former Air Force officer and fighter pilot talking about his experience in North Vietnamese prison camps and a wreath laying. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Chief Master Sgt. Chris Sutor, National Air and Space Intelligence Center,  hands the POW/MIA Flag to an Honor Guard Airman during the POW/MIA Recognition Day wreath-laying ceremony Sept. 17, 2021, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The flag was carried by runners on a 6.2-mile course through the base on its way to the ceremony.  (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Chief Master Sgt. Chris Sutor, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, hands the POW/MIA Flag to an Honor Guard Airman during the POW/MIA Recognition Day wreath-laying ceremony Sept. 17, 2021, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The flag was carried by runners on a 6.2-mile course through the base on its way to the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Guy Gruters, a former Air Force officer and fighter pilot, speaks about his experience as a prisoner of war in Vietnam during the POW/MIA Recognition Day wreath-laying ceremony Sept. 17, 2021, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. While a captain, Gruters was shot down in December 1967 and spent more than five years as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Guy Gruters, a former Air Force officer and fighter pilot, speaks about his experience as a prisoner of war in Vietnam during the POW/MIA Recognition Day wreath-laying ceremony Sept. 17, 2021, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. While a captain, Gruters was shot down in December 1967 and spent more than five years as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Toni Overholser (left), Miami Valley Military Affairs Association president, and Master Sgt. Dominique Hix, Air Force Sergeants Association Kittyhawk Chapter 751 president, lay wreaths Sept. 17, 2021, at the POW/MIA Memorial on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, during a ceremony marking the annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Since 1979, the third Friday in September has been set aside to remember and honor American service members held captive or missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Toni Overholser (left), Miami Valley Military Affairs Association president, and Master Sgt. Dominique Hix, Air Force Sergeants Association Kittyhawk Chapter 751 president, lay wreaths Sept. 17, 2021, at the POW/MIA Memorial on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, during a ceremony marking the annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Since 1979, the third Friday in September has been set aside to remember and honor American service members held captive or missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Senior Master Sgt. Elise Redziniak, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center first sergeant, leads a first sergeant delegation on the first leg of the POW/MIA run Sept. 17, 2021, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Runners carried the POW/MIA Flag, a torch and scroll over a 6.2-mile course to the base’s POW/MIA Recognition Day wreath-laying ceremony. It was in honor and remembrance of those American service members held captive or missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)