By Matthew Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Fairchild march honors prisoners of war

Those missing in action also remembered


Last updated 9/21/2023 at 12:51pm

Matthew Stephens

Members of Fairchild march through Airway Heights during a 24-hour ruck march in observance of POW/MIA Recognition Day.

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Members of Fairchild Air Force Base participated in the observance of National Prisoner Of War/Missing In Action Recognition Day Sept. 14 by organizing and completing a 24-hour ruck march.

The ruck march started at 8:45 a.m., Sept. 14, members of the 336th Training Group gathered at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in downtown Spokane with Airmen carrying flags along a pre-determined route toward the base.

From there, the march went to the front gate of the base and a series of airmen kept the POW/MIA flag in motion through the night. The march ended with the flag being...

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