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POW/MIA Wreath Ceremony

Col. Nate Vogel, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Royster, 22nd ARW command chief, lay a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action wreath during the POW/MIA wreath laying ceremony Sept. 16, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. McConnell AFB hosts the ceremony to honor the United States’ Prisoners of War and those who are still Missing in Action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marc A. Garcia)

Col. Nate Vogel, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Royster, 22nd ARW command chief, lay a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action wreath during the POW/MIA wreath laying ceremony Sept. 16, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. McConnell AFB hosts the ceremony to honor the United States’ Prisoners of War and those who are still Missing in Action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marc A. Garcia)

22nd Force Support Squadron honor guardsmen stand at parade rest before the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action wreath laying ceremony Sept. 16, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The honor guardsmen presented a 21-gun salute during the ceremony for Airmen who have been or are currently POWs or MIA. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marc A. Garcia)

22nd Force Support Squadron honor guardsmen stand at parade rest before the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action wreath laying ceremony Sept. 16, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The honor guardsmen presented a 21-gun salute during the ceremony for Airmen who have been or are currently POWs or MIA. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marc A. Garcia)

Lt. Col. Jonathan Needham, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron commander, shares remarks during the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action wreath laying ceremony Sept. 16, 2021, at McConnell. Air Force Base, Kansas. The wreath ceremony has become an official wing ceremony held annually in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marc A. Garcia)

Lt. Col. Jonathan Needham, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron commander, shares remarks during the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action wreath laying ceremony Sept. 16, 2021, at McConnell. Air Force Base, Kansas. The wreath ceremony has become an official wing ceremony held annually in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marc A. Garcia)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- Col. Nate Vogel, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Royster, 22nd ARW command chief, lay a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action wreath during the POW/MIA wreath laying ceremony Sept. 16, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. McConnell AFB hosts the ceremony to honor the United States’ Prisoners of War and those who are still Missing in Action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marc A. Garcia)