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31st FW hosts Port Dawg memorial run

Airmen assigned to the 724th Air Mobility Squadron stand in formation before a ‘Port Dawg’ memorial run at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 27, 2021. The memorial run is held annually throughout the career field as a way to honor members who have fallen while serving as a Port Dawg. Port Dawgs are transportation specialists serving at aerial ports around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

Airmen assigned to the 724th Air Mobility Squadron stand in formation before a ‘Port Dawg’ memorial run at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 27, 2021. The memorial run is held annually throughout the career field as a way to honor members who have fallen while serving as a Port Dawg. Port Dawgs are transportation specialists serving at aerial ports around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

Airmen assigned to the 724th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron run in formation during a ‘Port Dawg’ memorial run at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 27, 2021. The ‘Port Dawg’ memorial is an annual event which honors 12 fallen teammates with a 2.5 mile run. The path of the run took participants across the flight line, ending at the 724th AMS terminal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder

Airmen assigned to the 724th Air Mobility Squadron run in formation during a ‘Port Dawg’ memorial run at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 27, 2021. The ‘Port Dawg’ memorial is an annual event which honors 12 fallen teammates with a 2.5 mile run. The path of the run took participants across the flight line, ending at the 724th AMS terminal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder

An Airman assigned to the 724th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron picks up a device before a ‘Port Dawg’ memorial run at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 27, 2021. The names of 12 fallen Port Dawgs were attached to the devices, which were carried by the runners throughout the 2.5 mile run. When the runners returned, they attached the devices to a chain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

An Airman assigned to the 724th Air Mobility Squadron picks up a device before a ‘Port Dawg’ memorial run at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 27, 2021. The names of 12 fallen Port Dawgs were attached to the devices, which were carried by the runners throughout the 2.5 mile run. When the runners returned, they attached the devices to a chain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

Airmen assigned to the 724th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron stand in formation before a Port Dawg’ memorial run at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 27, 2021. The memorial run is held annually throughout the career field as a way to honor members that have fallen while serving as a ‘Port Dawg.’ The event is an opportunity to highlight the importance of the Port Dawgs in the AMS installations and community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

Airmen assigned to the 724th Air Mobility Squadron stand in formation before a 'Port Dawg’ memorial run at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 27, 2021. The memorial run is held annually throughout the career field as a way to honor members that have fallen while serving as a Port Dawg. The event is an opportunity to highlight the importance of the Port Dawgs in the AMS installations and community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Timothy Okkerse, 724th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron superintendent, center, gives opening remarks before a ‘Port Dawg’ memorial run at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 27, 2021. The ‘Port Dawg’ memorial run is an annual event which honors 12 fallen teammates from the career field with a 2.5 mile run. Port Dawgs are transportation specialists serving at aerial ports around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Timothy Okkerse, 724th Air Mobility Squadron superintendent, center, gives opening remarks before a ‘Port Dawg’ memorial run at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 27, 2021. The ‘Port Dawg’ memorial run is an annual event which honors 12 fallen teammates from the career field with a 2.5 mile run. Port Dawgs are transportation specialists serving at aerial ports around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

Members of the 724th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron observe a moment of silence before a ‘Port Dawg’ memorial run at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 27, 2021. The run is held annually throughout the career field as a way to honor members who have fallen while serving as a ‘Port Dawg.’ The event is an opportunity to highlight the importance of the Port Dawgs in the AMS installations and community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

Members of the 724th Air Mobility Squadron observe a moment of silence before a ‘Port Dawg’ memorial run at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 27, 2021. The run is held annually throughout the career field as a way to honor members who have fallen while serving as a Port Dawg. The event is an opportunity to highlight the importance of the Port Dawgs in the AMS installations and community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- Airmen assigned to the 724th Air Mobility Squadron stand in formation before a ‘Port Dawg’ memorial run at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 27, 2021. The memorial run is held annually throughout the career field as a way to honor members who have fallen while serving as a Port Dawg. Port Dawgs are transportation specialists serving at aerial ports around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)