• 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

  • McConnell holds annual POW/MIA wreath laying ceremony

    Lt. Col. Paul Castillo, 22nd Wing Staff Agencies wing chaplain, reminds 2020 POW/MIA wreath laying ceremony attendees the importance of honoring service members who have sacrificed their freedom or lives in service to their country Sept. 16, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. America’s Armed

  • The Memorial Walk – Remembering the missing and fallen

    Firemen assigned to the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron, march in a vigil walk during POW/MIA Remembrance Week Sept. 14, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. POW/MIA Remembrance Week honors those who are or have been prisoners of war or declared missing in action, through events coordinated by

  • 1,871 days of torture

    Five years, one month and 15 days — that is how long Ted Gostas was captive in solitary confinement in North Vietnam. He was tortured and abused as he watched his troops die.

  • POW/MIA Retreat Ceremony

    McConnell's Honor Guard flag detail folds the American flag during the 2019 prisoner(s) of war/missing in action Retreat Ceremony Sept. 20, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The installation honored those that served to protect and preserve the rights, privileges and freedoms by sacrificing

  • McConnell leadership honors POW/MIA week

    Col. Eric Vitosh, 931st Air Refueling Wing commander, and Col. Joshua Olson, 22nd ARW commander, place a POW/MIA wreath near the McConnell Memorial Walk as part of POW/MIA week Sept. 13, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The week honors the sacrifices made by prisoners of war, those who are