Air Education and Training Command News

  • JBSA commemorates POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Members of the Joint Base San Antonio community took part in a 5K run commemorating Prisoners of War and Missing in Action Recognition Day Sept. 18, 2021, at Heritage Park on JBSA-Randolph.

  • Vietnam War Veterans commemorated

    Columbus Air Force Base hosted a Vietnam War commemoration pinning ceremony to honor and recognize local Vietnam veterans , Mar. 29, 2021 at the Columbus Air Force Base Exchange.

  • 50th FTS commemorates Vietnam POW with painting

    The 50th Flying Training Squadron at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, paid homage to Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard “Gene” Smith, Vietnam prisoner of war and former 50th FTS commander, by placing a symbol of their squadron’s heritage on November 13, 2020.The symbol is a painting of an

  • Former Vietnam POW surprised with a room dedication

    Ret. U.S. Air Force Col. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris, former Vietnam prisoner of war, was honored with the dedication of a lounge room in his name at the American Legion Post #49 in Tupelo, Mississippi on September 18, 2020.

  • Laughlin observes national POW/MIA recognition day

    For 47 years, the National League of Families POW/MIA flag, draped in black and adorned with the symbol of service member’s foreign war internment, has sailed during observances, ceremonies, and at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington D.C.

  • 8-year POW recalls return home 45 years later

    Stepping off the bus, recently freed American prisoners of war formed up from the tallest to shortest, stiff at attention facing Capt. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris and with a salute they defied their Vietnamese captors one final time.

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