Airman 1st Class Carl Kendrick (left) carries the American flag and Tech. Sgt. Jade Mcleod (right) carries the POW/MIA flag during the first lap of a 24-hour-long endurance run to honor America's POWs and MIAs. Both flags will be carried continuously throughout the run. This started a two-day commemoration that will wrap up Friday with an afternoon special ceremony in front of the base's flagpole. (Ian Thompson/Daily Republic)
Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.