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U.S. Air Force Col. Marc Greene, the 628th Air Base Wing and Joint Base Charleston commander, carries the POW/MIA flag while Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association rides along during the observed POW/MIA Recognition Day run at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, Sept. 16, 2021. Military personnel from different backgrounds came together all over base in honor of those prisoners of war and missing in action. Currently 83,000 service members unaccounted for. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jade Dubiel)
Honor Guard members fold the American flag during a retreat at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, Sept. 16, 2021. All over Joint Base Charleston, military personnel from different places and backgrounds came together in honor of prisoners of war and missing in action service members. Currently 83,000 service members unaccounted for. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jade Dubiel)
Service members assigned to Joint Base Charleston render salute to the American flag during the observed POW/MIA Recognition Day at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, Sept. 16, 2021. The Air Force Sergeants Association hosts the event each year. Currently 83,000 service members unaccounted for. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jade Dubiel)
An Airman places the POW/MIA flag in front of a memorial during a retreat ceremony at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, Sept. 16, 2021. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s mission is to provide the fullest possible accounting for missing personnel to their families and the nation. Currently 83,000 service members unaccounted for. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jade Dubiel)
U.S. Air Force Col. Adam Willis (left) , Airman 1st Class Seth Grey (middle), and retired U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick Alston, ceremoniously cut the Air Force birthday cake aboard the USS YORKTOWN at Patriot’s Point, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Sept. 17, 2021.In Air Force tradition, the youngest and oldest Airmen in attendance cut the cake together to symbolize the heritage passing between two generations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gage Rodriguez)
U.S. Air Force Col. Adam Willis (left), Airman 1st Class Seth Grey (middle), and retired U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick Alston, ceremoniously cut the cake aboard the USS YORKTOWN at Patriot’s Point, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Sept. 17, 2021. During the ball the youngest and oldest in attendance cut the cake together to symbolize the heritage passed between generations.
Retired U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick Alston, was the keynote speaker during the Air Force Ball aboard the USS YORKTOWN at Patriot’s Point, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Sept. 17, 2021. Alston was the Senior Enlisted Leader for the United States Strategic Command Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
U.S. Air Force Col. Marc Greene, the 628th Air Base Wing and Joint Base Charleston commander, delivers opening remarks during the Air Force Ball at Patriot’s Point, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Sept. 17, 2021. Service members attended the ball aboard the USS YORKTOWN, tenth aircraft carrier to serve in the U.S. Navy until its decommissioning in 1970.
Airmen and their families present a silent toast, during the Air Force Ball aboard the USS YORKTOWN at Patriot’s Point, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Sept. 17, 2021. Attendees present a silent toast in honor of America’s POW/MIA and to the success of the efforts to account for them.
A1C Branson Taylor, Joint Base Charleston honor guard member prepares to present the colors aboard the USS YORKTOWN at Patriot’s Point, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Sept. 17, 2021. The Air Force Ball is a tradition to celebrate and honor the heritage of the service. This year marked the 74th birthday of the Air Force.
Reservist deliver healthy baby girl on evac flight
Airman plays ukelele for evacuees
Evacuees board departure flight.
Evacuees receive donated goods.