Several bases in Japan and on Okinawa and Guam will hold events Friday to commemorate POW/MIA Day.
JapanYokota Air Base: A ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. in front of the 374th Airlift Wing headquarters. All community members are invited to attend.
Misawa Air Base: Rear Adm. Arthur J. Johnson, commander of Patrol and Reconnaissance Force 5th/7th Fleet, will be the guest speaker at a 4 p.m. ceremony at Risner Circle. Naval Air Facility Misawa hosts the event annually for the entire base community. Uniform is service dress blues.
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni: Shigeaki Mori, creator of the memorial to U.S. POWs killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, will be guest speaker at an event starting at 11:30 a.m. in Club Iwakuni. A buffet is available for those attending. The cost is $9.95.
OkinawaCamp Foster: The 3rd Transportation Support Battalion will hold a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in the Foster Community Center. The guest speaker will be a Vietnam veteran.
Kadena Air Base: A brief ceremony will be held at at the 18th Wing flagpole in front of Building 10 at 6:30 a.m., followed by a breakfast at the base NCO Club.
GuamAndersen Air Force Base: Team Andersen will host a 36th Air Expeditionary Wing retreat at 4 p.m. at the Arc Light Memorial in recognition of POW/MIA day. The event will conclude a 24-hour run on the Arc Light Track during which base members will pass a baton with a scroll inside listing names of POW/MIAs.