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Air Force Capt. Kelly Cook, left, a pilot who flew early generation fighter bombers, shakes the hand of another officer circa 1950s. Cook was a member of the Iowa Air National Guard when he was called to active federal service in support of the Korean War. Cook was later declared missing in action in 1967 after his F-4C was shot down over North Vietnam. (Courtesy photo)
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Maureen Kozak, the wife of Col. Raymond A. Kozak, the 512th Airlift Wing commander at Dover Air Force Base, Del., holds the formal memorandum dated Nov. 11, 1967, which notified Maureen’s mother of the circumstances that led to the missing status of Lt. Col. Kelly Cook. Maureen’s father was initially listed as missing in action and later declared killed in action, body not recovered. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mercedes Crossland)
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Maureen Kozak holds her father’s medals and displays a prisoner-of-war/missing-in-action bracelet bearing his name. Col. Kelly F. Cook was a fighter pilot who was listed as MIA in Vietnam and was later declared killed in action, body not recovered. Cook’s medals include a Purple Heart, two Distinguished Flying Crosses and four Air Medals. Maureen has corresponded with several supporters across the nation who have worn a POW/MIA bracelet with her father’s name on it, including a family she sends a Christmas card to every year. Maureen wore her bracelet as a teenager through adulthood until it broke; it’s now stored for safekeeping. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mercedes Crossland)
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Aviation Cadet Kelly Cook appears in the Army Air Corps training yearbook in 1944. Following aviation training at Hicks Field, Ft. Worth, Texas, Cook was commissioned as a second lieutenant and sent overseas in support of World War II operations. (Courtesy photo)
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On Father’s Day June 15, 2014, Caroline Kozak, the daughter of Maureen and Col. Raymond A. Kozak, the 512th Airlift Wing commander at Dover Air Force Base, Del., rubs a pencil across her grandfather’s name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, in Washington, D.C. Her grandfather was an Air Force fighter pilot, who was shot down over North Vietnam in 1967 and was listed as missing in action until 1976, when he was declared killed in action, body not recovered. (Courtesy photo)
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Steven Davis shoots a free throw during wheelchair basketball practice Sept. 8, 2014, at the Mayesbrook Field Sport House in London. Davis is a member of the U.S. wheelchair basketball team for the inaugural 2014 Invictus Games. Davis is a retired Navy aviation electrician’s mate. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee)
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Members of the 121st Air Refueling Wing refuel an F-15E Strike Eagle using a KC-135A Stratotanker Sept. 11, 2014, off the coast of North Carolina during an exercise. The 121st ARW is from the Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Airman 1st Class Wendy Kuhn)
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Fairchild Air Force Base firefighters join other regional firefighters as they don their self-contained breathing apparatuses to perform decontamination support near the spill zone of a hazardous materials incident Sept. 14, 2014, near the Washington-Idaho state line. Four firefighters, one technician and a variety of support staff as well as the base’s mobile decontamination and rehabilitation unit joined two dozen other firefighters, trucks and equipment from Spokane regional fire districts in response to the incident. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)
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Staff Sgt. Nathan Milan, center, monitors firefighters, from Naval Base Guam and Andersen Air Force Base, as they lower a simulated victim from a hot spot on a roof during the Defense Department Rescue Technician Course Sept. 16, 2014, on Andersen AFB, Guam. Milan is one of three instructors qualified to teach the specialized course on Guam and throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wilson)
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Master Sgt. Jason Berry, right, supervises Andersen Air Force Base and Naval Base Guam firefighters as they secure a simulated victim on the roof of a hot spot during the Defense Department Rescue Technician Course Sept. 16, 2014, on Andersen AFB, Guam. Firefighters attending the course were tasked with rescuing two stranded victims as part of their qualification to become rescue technicians. Berry is the 554th RED HORSE Squadron Fire and Emergency Services superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wilson)
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Lt. Col. Matthew Yaun conducts aerial operations during a training flight onboard a C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 8, 2014, near Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Training flights are vital to the operational success of Airmen because they help develop the necessary skills for combat and humanitarian missions. Yaun is a pilot assigned to the 300th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Barry Loo)
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The ‘supermoon’ rises over the flightline Sept. 8, 2014, at Travis Air force Base, Calif.  Supermoons are full moons that coincide with ‘lunar perigee,’ when the moon's orbit brings it closest to Earth. (U.S. Air Force photo/Heide Couch)
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Airman 1st Class Ryan Neal looks down the sights of an M4 carbine during training Sept. 11, 2014, on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The defenders trained on clearing houses, handling noise and domestic calls as well as suicidal situations to maintain currency. Neal is a 36th Security Forces Squadron defender. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Hicks)
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Members of Nellis Air Force Base run with the American flag Sept. 11, 2014, during the Old Glory Challenge at Nellis AFB, Nev. During the challenge, participants were charged with continuously running with the flag in 30-minute increments from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The goal of the event was to help participants remember the events of 9/11, honor those lost in defending freedom and tell the story of all who serve in defense of freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika)
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Firefighters with the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron hoist supplies to the roof of a hot spot to rescue a simulated victim during the Defense Department Rescue Technician Course Sept. 16, 2014, on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Thirteen firefighters from Andersen AFB, Naval Base Guam and the Guam Fire Department attended the three-week course taught by 554th RED HORSE Squadron instructors. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wilson)
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Members of Holloman Air Force Base battle for the ball during the annual Oktoberfest International Soccer Match Sept. 13, 2014, at Holloman AFB, N.M. Every year the U.S. Air Force and the German air force compete in a soccer match before the Oktoberfest celebration begins. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chase Cannon)
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