3 wings race for POW/MIA memorial

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, and 435th Air Ground Operations Wing stand before a formation comprised of Airmen assigned to the three wings during the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. The run is held each year in September to honor service members who were or are prisoners of war or missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, and 435th Air Ground Operations Wing stand before a formation comprised of Airmen assigned to the three wings during the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. The run is held each year in September to honor service members who were or are prisoners of war or missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Ret. Col. Kenneth Cordier, former Vietnam prisoner of war, speaks to a formation of Airmen before the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. In June of 1966, Cordier flew his 176th mission over North Vietnam and was forced to eject when his F-4 Phantom II took a direct hit from a surface-to-air missile. After spending 2,284 days in captivity, he was released during Operation Homecoming on March 4, 1973. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Ret. Col. Kenneth Cordier, former Vietnam prisoner of war, speaks to a formation of Airmen before the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. In June of 1966, Cordier flew his 176th mission over North Vietnam and was forced to eject when his F-4 Phantom II took a direct hit from a surface-to-air missile. After spending 2,284 days in captivity, he was released during Operation Homecoming on March 4, 1973. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing stand in formation during the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, since World War II more than 82,000 service members have been declared missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing stand in formation during the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, since World War II more than 82,000 service members have been declared missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Courtland Little, 435th Security Forces Squadron resource advisor, holds the POW/MIA guidon for the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. Little coordinated this year’s memorial run, garnering approximately 1,200 participants for the run in honor of prisoners of war and missing in action service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Courtland Little, 435th Security Forces Squadron resource advisor, holds the POW/MIA guidon for the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. Little coordinated this year’s memorial run, garnering approximately 1,200 participants for the run in honor of prisoners of war and missing in action service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Airmen assigned to 786th Force Support Squadron run in formation during the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. The run was approximately three miles and was held in honor of service members who were or are prisoners of war or missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Airmen assigned to 786th Force Support Squadron run in formation during the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. The run was approximately three miles and was held in honor of service members who were or are prisoners of war or missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Aaron D. Bennett, 86th Airlift Wing command chief, runs while carrying the 86th AW’s guidon during the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. The run was held to honor prisoners of war and missing in action service members and was attended by Airmen assigned to the 86th AW, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, and 435th Air Ground Operations Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Aaron D. Bennett, 86th Airlift Wing command chief, runs while carrying the 86th AW’s guidon during the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. The run was held to honor prisoners of war and missing in action service members and was attended by Airmen assigned to the 86th AW, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, and 435th Air Ground Operations Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brandon Smith (left) and Airman 1st Class Mark Ames, both 86th Logistic Readiness Squadron traffic management office apprentices, prevent traffic from entering the road during the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. Approximately 1,200 Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, and 435th Air Ground Operations Wing participated in the run honoring those who were or are prisoners of war or missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brandon Smith (left) and Airman 1st Class Mark Ames, both 86th Logistic Readiness Squadron traffic management office apprentices, prevent traffic from entering the road during the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. Approximately 1,200 Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, and 435th Air Ground Operations Wing participated in the run honoring those who were or are prisoners of war or missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing, 521st Air Mobility Wing, and 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, participate in the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. Approximately 1,200 Airmen from the three wings participated in the run. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing, 521st Air Mobility Wing, and 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, participate in the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. Approximately 1,200 Airmen from the three wings participated in the run. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing, 521st Air Mobility Wing, and 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, participate in the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. The run was approximately three miles and was held in honor of past and present prisoners of war and missing in action service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing, 521st Air Mobility Wing, and 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, participate in the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. The run was approximately three miles and was held in honor of past and present prisoners of war and missing in action service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. David E. Satchell, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing command chief, high-fives a participant in the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run as he runs to the finish line on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. The run was held in honor of National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Day, which is observed every year on the third Friday in September. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. David E. Satchell, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing command chief, high-fives a participant in the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run as he runs to the finish line on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. The run was held in honor of National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Day, which is observed every year on the third Friday in September. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, and 435th Air Ground Operations Wing stand before a formation comprised of Airmen assigned to the three wings during the Tri-Wing POW/MIA Memorial Run on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. The run is held each year in September to honor service members who were or are prisoners of war or missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)