Old Glory, POW/MIA Flag Parachute
September 18, 2023
September 15, 2023 - An inspiring scene of a U.S. Special Operation Command Para-Commandos team member parachuting with Old Glory and a POW/MIA flag during a POW/MIA memorial run at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
During the event, service members from across the installation kept the POW/MIA guidon in continual motion for 24 hours straight. The ceremony was held in commemoration of all service members who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action.
The Para-Commandos are the US Special Operations Command's premier aerial parachute demonstration team. They perform at high visibility events across the nation, informing the public about the US Special Operations Command; the command's mission, and the contributions our 70,000 plus Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Department of Defense Civilians are making across the United States and in more than 70 countries around the globe.
The Para-Commandos are members of and representative of today's Special Operations Forces. The Para-Commandos are comprised of active duty Special Operators, such as Army Special Forces, Army Rangers, Navy SEALs, Air Force Combat Controllers and Marine Raiders.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Foster.