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Staff Sgt. Anthony Marshall, 81st Infrastructure Division firefighter, conducts a last alarm tribute during a 9/11 memorial retreat ceremony, Sept. 12, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger jets; flying one into the Pentagon and two into the World Trade Center in New York City, N.Y., and one crashing outside of Shanksville, Pa. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Staff Sgt. Anthony Marshall, 81st Infrastructure Division firefighter, conducts a last alarm tribute during a 9/11 memorial retreat ceremony, Sept. 12, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger jets; flying one into the Pentagon and two into the World Trade Center in New York City, N.Y., and one crashing outside of Shanksville, Pa. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers remarks during a 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 12, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger jets; flying one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., two into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York and one crashing outside of Shanksville, Pa. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers remarks during a 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 12, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger jets; flying one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., two into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York and one crashing outside of Shanksville, Pa. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Maj. Devin Sproston, 81st Security Forces Squadron commander, stands at attention during a 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 12, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger jets; flying one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., two into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York and one crashing outside of Shanksville, Pa. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Maj. Devin Sproston, 81st Security Forces Squadron commander, stands at attention during a 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 12, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger jets; flying one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., two into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York and one crashing outside of Shanksville, Pa. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Second Air Force, 81st Training Wing and 403rd Wing leadership stand at attention during a 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 12, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger jets; flying one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., two into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York and one crashing outside of Shanksville, Pa. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Second Air Force, 81st Training Wing and 403rd Wing leadership stand at attention during a 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 12, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger jets; flying one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., two into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York and one crashing outside of Shanksville, Pa. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander, renders a salute during a 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 12, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger jets; flying one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., two into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York and one crashing outside of Shanksville, Pa. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander, renders a salute during a 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 12, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger jets; flying one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., two into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York and one crashing outside of Shanksville, Pa. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Keesler personnel lower the U.S. flag during a 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 12, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger jets; flying one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., two into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York and one crashing outside of Shanksville, Pa. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Keesler personnel lower the U.S. flag during a 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 12, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger jets; flying one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., two into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York and one crashing outside of Shanksville, Pa. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Amber Davis, 81st Diagnostic and Therapeutics Squadron radiology technician  and Airmen 1st Class Devon Montoya81st, and Ashley Kennedy, 81st MDTS radiology technicians, carry the U.S. flag during a 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 12, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger jets; flying one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., two into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York and one crashing outside of Shanksville, Pa. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Amber Davis, 81st Diagnostic and Therapeutics Squadron radiology technician and Airmen 1st Class Devon Montoya81st, and Ashley Kennedy, 81st MDTS radiology technicians, carry the U.S. flag during a 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 12, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger jets; flying one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., two into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York and one crashing outside of Shanksville, Pa. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers remarks during a 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 12, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger jets; flying one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., two into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York and one crashing outside of Shanksville, Pa. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers remarks during a 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 12, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger jets; flying one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., two into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York and one crashing outside of Shanksville, Pa. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st TRW command chief, and Keesler emergency rescue members place a wreath on display during a 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 12, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger jets; flying one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., two into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York and one crashing outside of Shanksville, Pa. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st TRW command chief, and Keesler emergency rescue members place a wreath on display during a 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 12, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger jets; flying one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., two into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York and one crashing outside of Shanksville, Pa. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Staff Sgt. Anthony Marshall, 81st Infrastructure Division firefighter, conducts a last alarm tribute during a 9/11 memorial retreat ceremony, Sept. 12, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists simultaneously hijacked four passenger jets; flying one into the Pentagon and two into the World Trade Center in New York City, N.Y., and one crashing outside of Shanksville, Pa. A total of 2,996 people were killed in the attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)