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NEWS | Aug. 16, 2011

POW/MIA vigil scheduled

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Joint Base Charleston's annual Prisoner of War/Missing in Action 24-hour vigil run will begin Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the commissary parking lot. This event is open to all military, civilian and dependent personnel.

This year's goal is to have 24 teams participating with a minimum of four people per team. Each team will be responsible for the continuous movement of the POW/MIA flag for a one-hour block of time or they may elect to run for the full 24 hours. A lottery to select time slots is scheduled for Sept. 12 at 10 a.m.

If you or your organization is interested in providing a team, contact Tech. Sgt. Matthew Blackwell via email at or phone 963-6109.

Volunteers are also needed to monitor the runners. If you are interested in volunteering as a PTL, contact Staff Sgt. Robert Proffitt via email at or phone 963-2806.

POW/MIA Recognition Events

1. A POW/MIA luncheon will be held at the Charleston Club Sept. 16 from noon to 2 p.m. and will feature a guest speaker and buffet lunch. 

2. There will be a C-17 Static Display on the flightline Sept. 16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. for visiting former POWs and their families.

3. A POW/MIA Retreat ceremony will be held at the Joint Base Charleston Base - Air Base  Flag Pole Sept. 16 at 4 p.m.