ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam --
This week we honor National POW/MIA Recognition Day on September 17th and celebrate the United States Air Force’s 74th Birthday on the 18th. Please join your fellow wingmen in celebrating our heritage and remembering the great pioneers who sacrificed and led the way in creating the greatest air power the world has ever seen. As we honor and celebrate our past 74 years, the 36th Wing Command Team wants to take this time to thank each and every one of you.
Thank you for your unwavering commitment to the United States and to the American people. Today, Team Andersen delivers airpower, expands combat capability, and strengthens partnerships from the Forward Edge of the Indo-Pacific…all the while advancing our current fight against the coronavirus. Your efforts over a summer of joint operations and exercises has been felt, noticed, and appreciated. The success of these events was largely carried on your shoulders each and every day.
In celebration of our 74th Birthday and in recognition of a job well done, this Friday, 17 September, will be a 36th Wing Down Day. Please take this time to reflect on our common history as Airmen, and enjoy some well-deserved rest and recovery (Units will manage as needed to ensure essential functions continue).
Additionally, as we celebrate our heritage let us never forget our Team Andersen Airmen who are still missing in action.
June 18th 1965, Arc Light I
Maj James Monroe Gehrig
Captain Tyrell G. Lowry
Captain Robert A. Armond
Captain Frank P. Watson
First Lieutenant James A. Marshall
Master Sergeant Harold J. Roberts Jr
Technical Sergeant William E. Neville
June 7th 1967, Arc Light
Major General William J. Crumm
Captain David F. Bitten-Bender
Master Sergeant Olen Mclaughlin
December 18th 1972, Linebacker II
Major John F. Stuart
Captain Thomas W. Bennet, Jr.
Master Sergeant Arthur V. Mclaughlin
Prisoner Of War-Missing In Action
Major Frank A. Gould
Prisoner Of War-Died In Captivity
Lieutenant Colonel Keith R. Heggen
Brig Gen Sloane