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    NMOTC Observes POW/MIA Day

    NMOTC Observes POW/MIA Day

    Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht | 170914-N-AO823-054 PENSACOLA, Fla. (Sept. 14, 2017) - - Capt. Christopher Martin,...... read more read more

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (Sept. 14, 2017) — Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) members attended two events Sept. 14 in observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
    NMOTC’s diversity team scheduled a special screening of “Dunkirk” as a timely way to jump-start Sailors’ and civilian’s thoughts on the setting of wartime realities.
    The movie was based on the story of the “Battle of Dunkirk,” a military operation in France during World War II, and told the story of British and French troops stuck on the beach desperately trying to evacuate from an impending Nazi engulfment.
    “Getting NMOTC Sailors in the right mind set hopefully gave them a better picture of just a small part of what some POW/MIA members have been through,” said Navy Counselor 2nd Class Timothy Puzan, NMOTC’s Diversity Officer.
    Following the movie, NMOTC Sailors walked a short distance to participate in Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola’s 2017 POW/MIA 24-hour Vigil Run.
    The event consisted of NAS Pensacola commands and solitary members carrying the official POW/MIA flag while running laps, passing off to the next participant, and keeping the flag moving for an entire 24-hour period in honor of all POW/MIA members.
    The end of the event coincided with the third Friday of September, the day in which National POW/MIA Recognition Day is annually held across the country.
    Capt. Christopher Martin, Commanding Officer of NAS Pensacola, ran the first lap with NMOTC members, passing them the flag as the first command to run in the event. NMOTC kept the flag going for approximately 30 minutes before handing off to the next team.
    NMOTC is part of the Navy Medicine team, a global health care network of Navy medical professionals around the world who provide high-quality health care to more than one million eligible beneficiaries. Navy Medicine personnel deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide, providing critical mission support aboard ships, in the air, under the sea, and on the battlefield.



    Date Taken: 09.14.2017
    Date Posted: 09.21.2017 15:50
    Story ID: 249136
    Location: PENSACOLA, FL, US 

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