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VAFB commemorates POW/MIA
Col. Kris Barcomb, 30th Operations Group commander, gives final remarks during the Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Closing Ceremony Sept. 18, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The first POW/MIA ceremony was held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., after becoming an official recognition day in 1979 to honor the struggles of those missing. According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, roughly 83,114 Americans from over five wars are missing in action, and 16,837 Americans died as prisoners of war. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)