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September 28, 2012

Honoring the Prisoners of War and the Missing in Action

 

Laying the wreath . . .
Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, and Prisoner of War survivors watch Senior Airman Brandon Wells, Nellis Honor Guard trainer, lay the ceremonial wreath on a stand during a remembrance ceremony as part of National POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 21, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nellis AFB has observed POW/MIA Recognition Day with a remembrance ceremony since 1986.

 

A salute to the wreath . . .
Meleny Mendoza, Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet, salutes the wreath during a remembrance ceremony as part of National POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 21, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard prepares . . .
Nellis Honor Guard members prepare to conduct a 21-gun salute during a remembrance ceremony as part of National POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 21, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nellis AFB has observed POW/MIA Recognition Day with a remembrance ceremony since 1986.

 

Posting the Colors . . .
Nellis Honor Guard members post the colors during a remembrance ceremony as part of National POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 21, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The remembrance ceremony consisted of the posting of the colors, the singing of the National Anthem, a POW/MIA Proclamation, a 21-gun salute, a Missing Man Formation flyover, and placement of the Remembrance Wreath.

 

A 21-gun salute . . .
Nellis Honor Guard members conduct a 21-gun salute during a remembrance ceremony as part of National POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 21, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. On the third Friday of September each year, Nellis AFB takes time to remember those who are missing in action, as well as their families, by holding the remembrance ceremony.


Missing Man Formation . . .
Three U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles, 65th Aggressor Squadron, led by Capt Jonah “Snoozz” Brown, 65th AGRS pilot, conduct a Missing Man Formation flyover during a remembrance ceremony as part of National POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 21, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The remembrance ceremony consisted of the posting of the colors, the singing of the National Anthem, a POW/MIA Proclamation, a 21-gun salute, and a Missing Man Formation.


A Veteran remembers . . .
Jack Leaming, U.S. Navy retired, bows his head during a remembrance ceremony as part of National POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 21, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.




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