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Tyndall Air Force Base Honors POW/MIA

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With 24 hours straight of tireless running, for the 24th year, Tyndall Air Force Base members honor National Prisoner of War Missing in Action recognition day, or POWMIA.

Airman on base ran and carried a baton, switching every fifteen minutes.

The run ended at 3:30 Friday afternoon.

Following the completion of the run, a ceremony was held, a flag was retired, and taps was played.

Runners and those in command say it's the least they can do to honor those who served before them.

"They ran for 24 hours and covered into the thousands of miles for airman," said Col. Mark O'Laughlin. "Our baton that we carry for the 24th annual made more than 200 miles around this small track so it's a pretty amazing achievement."

Next year Tyndall will celebrate its silver anniversary of this honorary run.