Local

September 28, 2012

Edwards remembers during POW/MIA Day

Edwards Airmen in front of Bldg. 1 lower the U.S. Flag and the POW/MIA Flag during a special retreat ceremony Sept. 21. The POW/MIA Flag was flown to recognize POW/MIA Recognition Day, which is honored every year on the third Friday of September.

Building 1 was the site of the POW/MIA Day Retreat Ceremony Sept. 21. Retirees and military alike attended the special retreat ceremony to witness the folding of both the U.S. Flag and the POW/MIA Flag, which was flown underneath during the day. About 200 people attended the ceremony. Earlier in the day, the Edwards POW/MIA committee sponsored a 5K Fun Run that began in front of Starbucks and a social at the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum.

In the United States, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September. It honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action.

About 200 Airmen, retirees and civilians attended Edwards’ POW/MIA retreat ceremony Sept. 21. Earlier in the day, a 5K fun run was held along with a social at the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum.

The day was established by an Act of Congress, by the passage of Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act. It is one of six days that the POW/MIA Flag can be flown.

The POW/MIA flag was first recognized by Public Law 101-355 in 1990. The POW/MIA flag is an American flag designed as a symbol of citizen concern about United States military personnel taken as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action.

The flag was created by the National League of Families and officially recognized by the Congress in conjunction with the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue, “as the symbol of our Nation’s concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoner, missing and unaccounted for in Southeast Asia, thus ending the uncertainty for their families and the Nation.”

Airman 1st Class Roy Ybarra, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, holds the POW/MIA Flag after it was lowered from the flagpole in front of Bldg. 1 and folded during the annual POW/MIA Recognition Day Retreat Ceremony Sept. 21.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs May 22, 2015

North Gate safety alert SAFETY ALERT! Due to mechanical issues with the North Gate, there have been large metal plates installed over gaps in the roadway while repair operations are being scheduled. Drivers should exercise caution and reduce speeds in these areas. In inclement weather and blowing dust, the plates may become slippery and vehicles,...
 
 

Education Center Open House May 27

The Edwards AFB Education Center will be hosting an Open House†that will be open to all military and their family members, and civilians working on Edwards 11 a.m.-1 p.m., May 27. The Education and Training†Center is located on 140 Methusa Ave., Bldg. 2453. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the Ed Center staff...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara

Edwards youth ‘conquer’ the gift of giving, volunteering

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara A youth group from the Base Chapel’s Catholic parish, called The Conquerors, took time to raise funds and donate money to the base’s local Adopt-A-Pet (APET) shelter May 18. APET is a ...
 

 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

JetHawks tickets donated for Military Appreciation Week

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Left to Right: Col. David Radomski, 412th Test Wing vice commander, Allison Hastings, Donald Collins, Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th TW command chief, Carole Sarian and Jason Siegen. ...
 
 

NASA’S American Eatery Menu

May 26-29, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Bldg. 4825 Monday Closed Tuesday Spaghetti with meatballs Side salad & garlic bread Wednesday Taco salad Beef or turkey Thursday Teriyaki chicken Fried rice & egg roll Friday Meat loaf Mashed Potatoes w/ gravy Vegetables All Blue Plate specials: $7.89 Drink not included. Medium beverage $1.99, large $2.09
 
 
general-visit

Brig. Gen. Kirkland visits 412th MXG

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Brig. Gen. Donald Kirkland (center), director of logistics at Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, speaks to aircraft maintainers assigned to the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during...
 




One Comment


  1. […] Desert Wings 3 mins ago by in Edwards AFB. You can follow any responses to this entry through the | RSS feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. […]



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>