Volunteer opportunity to recognize POW/MIA
By Senior Airman Wes Carter, 30th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 30, 2009
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Volunteers are needed to support this year's 24-hour POW/MIA memorial ceremony outside the Retiree Activity Center here Nov. 13 at 2 p.m.
More than 100 Airmen are needed to make this event run smoothly. Volunteers will need to commit an hour of their time to be scheduled during the 24-hour period of the vigil. Fifteen minutes of that hour will be spent reading the names of servicemembers who were Prisoners of War or Missing in Action.
"The event is our way of saying you're not forgotten," said Senior Master Sgt. Mickey Middaugh, the 30th Security Forces Squadron garrison security superintendent. "These men and women were servicemembers like we are, and it's important to remember the sacrifices they made and the hardships they faced."
Airmen can also volunteer to help setup or teardown before and after the event.
Anyone interested in reading the names of POW/MIA servicemembers can call Staff Sgt. Andrew Cox at 606-1702.
To volunteer to setup or teardown, call Sergeant Middaugh at 605-4025.