Vandenberg set to host 2nd Annual Run to Remember
By Senior Airman Wes Carter, 30th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 15, 2009
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --
Vandenberg Air Force Base is scheduled to host the 2nd Annual Run to Remember from Oct. 19 to Nov. 11 here.
A Run to Remember allows active duty military, civilians, contractors and retirees to run a mile for a servicemember who has fallen in the line of duty in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.
The run takes place Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., until Nov. 10. On Nov. 10, the run will continue for 29 hours, beginning at 6 a.m. and finishing with a formation run Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The formation run will end in front of the 14th Air Force headquarters building.
The first runner of the 19-day event is Lt. Gen. Larry James, the commander of the 14th Air Force and the Joint Functional Component Command for Space.
"Our intent is to honor servicemembers who have sacrificed their life for their country," said General James.
Event coordinators are looking for volunteers to work four-hour shifts starting Oct. 19 until Nov. 11. A tent will be set up by the base track for volunteers to disburse biography cards of fallen servicemembers. People interested in volunteering can call Tech. Sgt. Melanie Banton at 606-6615. For more information, send e-mails to email@example.com