Chief Master Sgt. Roger Turnipseed, with the 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and also with the Tinker Chief’s Group, passes the POW/MIA flag to a member of the 72nd Force Support Squadron during the 24-hour Vigil Run as part of Tinker’s POW/MIA events. Members of Team Tinker took turns carrying the POW/MIA flag around the Tinker track from 7:30 a.m. Sept. 15 to 7:30 a.m. Sept. 16 when it was moved from the track to the POW/MIA Breakfast at the Tinker Club. The flag was then passed to the youngest Airman at the breakfast and posted at the front of the room during the ceremony. After the breakfast, the flag was handed off to participants of the POW/MIA Ruck March and carried for the entire 10K. Later that day, the flag was taken to the Del City American Legion and VFW Post 9969 for a POW/MIA Retreat Ceremony. At the retreat, it was announced that the flag had been moved by approximately 120 Airmen, civilians, contractors, and dependents for a total of 160.15 miles. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)

PHOTO BY: Kelly White
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