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Torch Run, Wreath Laying Commemorate POW/MIA National Recognition Day

Lead leg Maj. David Learned (right), Global Positioning Systems Wing, hands over the torch  to Jason Nelson, Global Positioning Systems Wing, as the second runner to continue the POW/MIA 24-hour Torch Run at the Schriever Space Complex track, Sep. 18. Los Angeles Air Force Base commemorated the National POW/MIA Recognition Day by holding the 140-mile-long run which more than 180 military, civilian, contractor, and family members participated. The run was concluded with a wreath laying ceremony at the end of the event. (Photo by Stephen Schester)

Lead leg Maj. David Learned (right), Global Positioning Systems Wing, hands over the torch to Jason Nelson, Global Positioning Systems Wing, as the second runner to continue the POW/MIA 24-hour Torch Run at the Schriever Space Complex track, Sep. 18. Los Angeles Air Force Base commemorated the National POW/MIA Recognition Day by holding the 140-mile-long run which more than 180 military, civilian, contractor, and family members participated. The run was concluded with a wreath laying ceremony at the end of the event. (Photo by Stephen Schester)

Lt. Gen. Tom Sheridan (second from right), Space and Missile Systems Center commander, runs with the torch with the support of fellow officers during the 24-hour POW/MIA Torch Run held at the Schriever Space Complex track, Sep. 18-19. Los Angeles Air Force Base commemorated the National POW/MIA Recognition Day by holding the 140-mile-long run which more than 180 military, civilian, contractor, and family members participated. The run was concluded with a wreath laying ceremony at the end of the event.  (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Lt. Gen. Tom Sheridan (second from right), Space and Missile Systems Center commander, runs with the torch with the support of fellow officers during the 24-hour POW/MIA Torch Run held at the Schriever Space Complex track, Sep. 18-19. Los Angeles Air Force Base commemorated the National POW/MIA Recognition Day by holding the 140-mile-long run which more than 180 military, civilian, contractor, and family members participated. The run was concluded with a wreath laying ceremony at the end of the event. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Airman 1st Class Turkha Barbedo, 61st Air Base Wing Financial Management, represented all the men and women of Space and Missile Systems Center as he holds the torch during the POW/MIA Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Schiever Space Complex courtyard, Sep. 19. The ceremony was preceded by a 24-hour torch relay commemorating the National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which more than 180 military, civilian, contractor, and family members from Los Angeles Air Force Base participated. (Photo by Stephen Schester)

Airman 1st Class Turkha Barbedo, 61st Air Base Wing Financial Management, represented all the men and women of Space and Missile Systems Center as he holds the torch during the POW/MIA Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Schiever Space Complex courtyard, Sep. 19. The ceremony was preceded by a 24-hour torch relay commemorating the National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which more than 180 military, civilian, contractor, and family members from Los Angeles Air Force Base participated. (Photo by Stephen Schester)

Col. Donald Wussler, Jr., Space and Missile Systems Center Global Positioning Systems Wing, renders a salute to the wreath during the POW/MIA Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Schiever Space Complex courtyard, Sep. 19. The ceremony was preceded by a 24-hour torch relay commemorating the National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which more than 180 military, civilian, contractor, and family members from Los Angeles Air Force Base participated. (Photo by Stephen Schester)

Col. Donald Wussler, Jr., Space and Missile Systems Center Global Positioning Systems Wing, renders a salute to the wreath during the POW/MIA Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Schiever Space Complex courtyard, Sep. 19. The ceremony was preceded by a 24-hour torch relay commemorating the National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which more than 180 military, civilian, contractor, and family members from Los Angeles Air Force Base participated. (Photo by Stephen Schester)