POW/MIA Remembrance Week 2023

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  • By Donovan Potter, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

HILL AIR FORCE BASE – Members of the Team Hill community are invited to participate in the nationally recognized POW/MIA Remembrance Week Sept. 11-15.

The observance was established in 1979 through a proclamation signed by President Jimmy Carter.

Observances are held across the country on military installations, aboard ships, in state capitals, schools and veterans' facilities.

Hill’s events will begin with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m. Sept. 11 at Memorial Park to commemorate brave servicemen and women who endured captivity and those whose fate remain unknown. A moment of silence is scheduled at 9:11 a.m.

A 24-hour reading of servicemembers names who are MIA begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 12 and continues through 9 a.m. Sept. 13. Come listen to or read the names of missing servicemembers.

Sign up for this event with Senior Airman Alexus Rauch at 801-777-0853, Senior Airman Dominic Tejada at 801-777-7805 or Tech. Sgt. Dustin Ezernack at 801-586-1777.

Hill’s 24-hour POW/MIA remembrance run/walk begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 14 at the base track and continues through 9 a.m. Sept. 15. Black shirts are highly encouraged, but any combination of PT gear, PT gear with squadron shirt or civilian clothing is welcome.

Sign up for 20-minute periods by calling Tech Sgt. Donovan Wright at 801-777-2242,

Master Sgt. Jonathan Holly at 801-777-5106 or Tech Sgt. Laura Parker at 801-775-2695.

The closing ceremony immediately follows the 24-hour run/walk at 9 a.m. at Memorial Park with an address by members of the Utah POW/MIA chapter.

These activities are intended to honor those who were held captive and returned, as well as 81,600 servicemembers who remain missing.