Local

September 14, 2012

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A 2012 National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony is scheduled to take place Sept. 21, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at Freedom Park on Nellis AFB.

The guest speaker will be Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander.

The National POW/MIA Recognition Day is a day of observance for all Americans to pause in remembrance of the sacrifices and service of those who were Prisoners of War as well as those who are Missing in Action.

The 2012 national theme, “Until They Are Home,” especially recognizes family members of POW/MIAs, many of whom continue to wait for the return of their loved ones.

This day is traditionally observed on the third Friday in September and is one of six days that Congress has mandated the flying of the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag. The other days are: Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day.

Anyone authorized to access the base is invited to attend the ceremony and the post-reception, which will take place at The Club immediately following the ceremony. Military personnel attending the ceremony should wear the uniform of the day.

Nellis AFB has observed POW/MIA Recognition Day with a remembrance ceremony since 1986.




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


 
 

 

Construction to begin on Tyndall Avenue

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Base personnel should expect lane closures along Tyndall Avenue beginning Jan. 30 or the week of Feb. 2 until September of this year to allow for improvement of the base’s water main infrastructure. The $750,000 project, overseen by the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, will tie in remaining aircraft hangars,...
 
 
red-horse

NHP honors RED HORSE Airmen for bravery

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Capt. Thom Jackson (left), Nevada Highway Patrol state trooper, speaks to the 820th RED HORSE at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 23. Jackson attended the ceremony to honor...
 
 
JROTC2

JROTC cadets rappel with 58th RQS during Nellis AFB tour

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Members of the 58th Rescue Squadron secure the rappelling line for Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets as they descend the rappelling tower at Nellis Air Forc...
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo

Second PV array to be constructed on Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo photovoltaic power system at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is the largest solar photovoltaic array in the United States. Nevada Energy has recently been given the green light by the Public Utilities Commissi...
 
 

Contracting trains to prepare for anything

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Contracting Squadron conducted contingency contracting and local disaster response training at Camp Cobra here Jan. 20 to 22. The training was provided by retired Chief Master Sgt. Fidel Keranovic, Air Force Training Initiative for contract operations, included many situations Airmen can encounter, as well as interaction with...
 
 
DT6

Red Flag 15-1 launches at Nellis AFB

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Two Royal Australian air force aircraft maintainers wait for their aircraft to return from a training mission during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 27. R...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


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>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin