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Airmen go the distance during National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Photo of Airman participating in ruck march.

Master Sgt. Adam Parker, 372d Training Squadron section chief, participates in the third annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day ruck march Sept. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. In 1979, the United States Congress passed a resolution authorizing National POW/MIA Recognition Day to be observed across the country on military installations, on ships at sea, at state capitols, at schools and at veterans’ facilities. The 347th Operations Support Squadron hosted the 24-hour ruck march to pay tribute to U.S. service members who have been captured or have gone missing in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

Photo of Airman giving the POW/MIA flag to an Airman.

Master Sgt. Adam Parker, right, 372d Training Squadron section chief, gives the POW/MIA flag to Staff Sgt. Jacob Tolias, 372d TRS instructor, during the third annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day ruck march Sept. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. In 1979, the United States Congress passed a resolution authorizing National POW/MIA Recognition Day to be observed across the country on military installations, on ships at sea, at state capitols, at schools and at veterans’ facilities. The 347th Operations Support Squadron hosted the 24-hour ruck march to pay tribute to U.S. service members who have been captured or have gone missing in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

Photo of Airmen participating in a ruck march.

Airmen assigned to the 372d Training Squadron participate in the third annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day ruck march Sept. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. In 1979, the United States Congress passed a resolution authorizing National POW/MIA Recognition Day to be observed across the country on military installations, on ships at sea, at state capitols, at schools and at veterans’ facilities. The 347th Operations Support Squadron hosted the 24-hour ruck march to pay tribute to U.S. service members who have been captured or have gone missing in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

Photo of Airmen participating in a ruck march.

Airmen assigned to the 372d Training Squadron participate in the third annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day ruck march Sept. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. In 1979, the United States Congress passed a resolution authorizing National POW/MIA Recognition Day to be observed across the country on military installations, on ships at sea, at state capitols, at schools and at veterans’ facilities. The 347th Operations Support Squadron hosted the 24-hour ruck march to pay tribute to U.S. service members who have been captured or have gone missing in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

Photo of Airmen participating in a ruck march.

Airmen assigned to the 372d Training Squadron participate in the third annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day ruck march Sept. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. In 1979, the United States Congress passed a resolution authorizing National POW/MIA Recognition Day to be observed across the country on military installations, on ships at sea, at state capitols, at schools and at veterans’ facilities. The 347th Operations Support Squadron hosted the 24-hour ruck march to pay tribute to U.S. service members who have been captured or have gone missing in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

Photo of Airmen participating in a ruck march.

Airmen assigned to the 372d Training Squadron participate in the third annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day ruck march Sept. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. In 1979, the United States Congress passed a resolution authorizing National POW/MIA Recognition Day to be observed across the country on military installations, on ships at sea, at state capitols, at schools and at veterans’ facilities. The 347th Operations Support Squadron hosted the 24-hour ruck march to pay tribute to U.S. service members who have been captured or have gone missing in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

Photo of Airman holding the POW/MIA flag during a ruck march.

Master Sgt. Adam Parker, 372d Training Squadron section chief, holds the POW/MIA flag during the third annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day ruck march Sept. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. In 1979, the United States Congress passed a resolution authorizing National POW/MIA Recognition Day to be observed across the country on military installations, on ships at sea, at state capitols, at schools and at veterans’ facilities. The 347th Operations Support Squadron hosted the 24-hour ruck march to pay tribute to U.S. service members who have been captured or have gone missing in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

Photo of Airmen participating in a ruck march.

Airmen assigned to the 372d Training Squadron participate in the third annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day ruck march Sept. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. In 1979, the United States Congress passed a resolution authorizing National POW/MIA Recognition Day to be observed across the country on military installations, on ships at sea, at state capitols, at schools and at veterans’ facilities. The 347th Operations Support Squadron hosted the 24-hour ruck march to pay tribute to U.S. service members who have been captured or have gone missing in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

Photo of Airmen gearing up for a ruck march.

Airmen assigned to the 372d Training Squadron gear up during the third annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day ruck march Sept. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. In 1979, the United States Congress passed a resolution authorizing National POW/MIA Recognition Day to be observed across the country on military installations, on ships at sea, at state capitols, at schools and at veterans’ facilities. The 347th Operations Support Squadron hosted the 24-hour ruck march to pay tribute to U.S. service members who have been captured or have gone missing in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

MOODY AIR FORCE, Ga. --