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.


 
 

 
duck-blind2

Duck blind drawing slated for Aug. 8

Waterfowl hunters can participate in the annual duck blind drawing scheduled Aug. 8 at the Rod and Gun Activity, Bldg. 210. Base hunting permits may be submitted to drawing officials from 9 a.m. until the actual drawing begins,...
 
 

NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Aug. 3-7 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Beef taco salad Tuesday Lasagna Side salad and garlic bread Wednesday Country fried steak Mashed potatoes and gravy Vegetables Thursday Orange chicken Fried rice and egg roll Friday Baked cod Macaroni and cheese Broccoli All Blue Plate Specials — $7.89 Drink not included. Medium Beverage, $1.99; Large,...
 
 

Classes offered in August by Family Advocacy

The New Pregnancy Orientation & Dads4Dads Class 1 will take place 9:30-11:30 a.m., Aug. 6, in the Family Advocacy conference room at Bldg. 5513. This one session class will help all expectant parents to navigate their way through pregnancy. Participants will get information on the New Parent Support Program, steps to enroll their baby for...
 

 

News Briefs July 31, 2015

Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at Edwards is 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 5 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. Time slots go by very fast so please try to schedule your appointment quickly by contacting the following blood drive coordinators: Staff Sgt. Robert Torres at robert.torres.18@us.af.mil;...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato

New CC at AFOTEC Det. 1

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato Maj. Gen. Matthew H. Molloy (left), Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center commander, poses for a photo with new AFOTEC Detachment 1 commander, Col. Steven M. Ross, after Ross acc...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

Railway company boards Edwards’ tracks

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber A BNSF Railway locomotive arrives at Edwards to retrieve a baretable train that was stored on Edwards AFB’s railroad tracks.   If you travelled through the North Gate recently, y...
 




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=""> <s> <strike> <strong>