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Los Angeles AFB Remembers POWs/MIAs

Los Angeles Air Force Base held a remembrance event for National POW/MIA Recognition Day that began on Sept. 15 and ended on Sept. 16 with a 54 mile torch run and wreath laying ceremony.

Los Angeles Air Force Base held a remembrance event for National POW/MIA Recognition Day that began on Sept. 15 and ended on Sept. 16 with a 54 mile torch run and wreath laying ceremony. Col Mia Walsh, Space Base Delta 3 commander, left, awarded two trophies for this year’s participation. Sgt Tarek Salem, 61st Communications Squadron, accepts the trophy for Space Base Delta 3 who won the most participation award. (U.S. Space Force photo by Lou Hernandez)

Los Angeles Air Force Base held a remembrance event for National POW/MIA Recognition Day that began on Sept. 15 and ended on Sept. 16 with a 54 mile torch run and wreath laying ceremony.

Los Angeles Air Force Base held a remembrance event for National POW/MIA Recognition Day that began on Sept. 15 and ended on Sept. 16 with a 54 mile torch run and wreath laying ceremony. Col Mia Walsh, Space Base Delta 3 commander, left, awarded two trophies for this year’s participation. Second Lt. Marco Rinciari, Space Systems Command/Space Systems Integration, accepted the most miles trophy on behalf of Space Domain Awareness. (U.S. Space Force photo by Lou Hernandez)

Los Angeles Air Force Base held a remembrance event for National POW/MIA Recognition Day that began on Sept. 15 and ended on Sept. 16 with a 54 mile torch run and wreath laying ceremony.

An honor guard member lays a wreath in commemoration of Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action which was held at Los Angeles Air Force Base. The ceremony began on Sept. 15 and ended on Sept. 16 with a 54 mile torch run and wreath laying ceremony. U.S. Air Force Col. Mia Walsh, Space Base Delta 3 commander, officiated this year’s closing ceremony of the POW/MIA remembrance on September 16, 2022. (U.S. Space Force photo by Lou Hernandez)

Los Angeles Air Force Base held a remembrance event for National POW/MIA Recognition Day that began on Sept. 15 and ended on Sept. 16 with a 54 mile torch run and wreath laying ceremony.

Los Angeles Air Force Base held a remembrance event for National POW/MIA Recognition Day that began on Sept. 15 and ended on Sept. 16 with a 54 mile torch run and wreath laying ceremony. The torch lighting and run began at Terminal Island, California, and ended at the base 24 hours later. Various base and community organizations carried the torch while running relay legs. The relay comprises nine legs off-base with each leg spanning six miles for a total of 54 miles. On base, organizations have time slots to run as many laps as they can. (U.S. Space Force photo by Lou Hernandez)

Los Angeles Air Force Base held a remembrance event for National POW/MIA Recognition Day that began on Sept. 15 and ended on Sept. 16 with a 54 mile torch run and wreath laying ceremony. Col Mia Walsh, Space Base Delta 3 commander, left, awarded two trophies for this year’s participation. Sgt Tarek Salem, 61st Communications Squadron, accepts the trophy for Space Base Delta 3 who won the most participation award. (U.S. Space Force photo by Lou Hernandez)