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Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st TRW command chief, lead Keesler personnel in running the final lap during Keesler’s POW/MIA 24-hour memorial run and vigil at the Crotwell Track Sept. 16, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 400 Keesler personnel participated in the event, to include runners and readers. Participants ran more than 1,500 miles and raised $1,400, which will be donated to a POW/MIA memorial fund. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st TRW command chief, lead Keesler personnel in running the final lap during Keesler’s POW/MIA 24-hour memorial run and vigil at the Crotwell Track Sept. 16, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 400 Keesler personnel participated in the event, to include runners and readers. Participants ran more than 1,500 miles and raised $1,400, which will be donated to a POW/MIA memorial fund. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

A t-shirt sits on display during Keesler’s POW/MIA 24-hour memorial run and vigil at the Crotwell Track Sept. 16, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 400 Keesler personnel participated in the event, to include runners and readers. Participants ran more than 1,500 miles and raised $1,400, which will be donated to a POW/MIA memorial fund. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

A t-shirt sits on display during Keesler’s POW/MIA 24-hour memorial run and vigil at the Crotwell Track Sept. 16, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 400 Keesler personnel participated in the event, to include runners and readers. Participants ran more than 1,500 miles and raised $1,400, which will be donated to a POW/MIA memorial fund. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

A Keesler member runs laps during Keesler’s POW/MIA 24-hour memorial run and vigil at the Crotwell Track Sept. 16, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Over 400 Keesler personnel participated in the event, to include runners and readers. Participants ran more than 1,500 miles and raised $1,400, which will be donated to a POW/MIA memorial fund. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

A Keesler member runs laps during Keesler’s POW/MIA 24-hour memorial run and vigil at the Crotwell Track Sept. 16, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Over 400 Keesler personnel participated in the event, to include runners and readers. Participants ran more than 1,500 miles and raised $1,400, which will be donated to a POW/MIA memorial fund. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st TRW command chief, run the final laps during Keesler’s POW/MIA 24-hour memorial run and vigil at the Crotwell Track Sept. 16, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 400 Keesler personnel participated in the event, to include runners and readers. Participants ran more than 1,500 miles and raised $1,400, which will be donated to a POW/MIA memorial fund. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st TRW command chief, run the final laps during Keesler’s POW/MIA 24-hour memorial run and vigil at the Crotwell Track Sept. 16, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 400 Keesler personnel participated in the event, to include runners and readers. Participants ran more than 1,500 miles and raised $1,400, which will be donated to a POW/MIA memorial fund. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st TRW command chief, lead Keesler personnel in running the final lap during Keesler’s POW/MIA 24-hour memorial run and vigil at the Crotwell Track Sept. 16, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 400 Keesler personnel participated in the event, to include runners and readers. Participants ran more than 1,500 miles and raised $1,400, which will be donated to a POW/MIA memorial fund. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)