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Remembering 20 Years: Kunsan honors 9/11 losses, legacy

First responders participate in a remembrance ceremony.

U.S. Air Force first responders, assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, participate in the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 defenders, medics, firefighters, Airmen and Soldiers took part in the ceremony, held to honor those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

First responders render a salute.

Defenders, firefighters, medics and Airmen assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, salute in formation during the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 individuals took part in the ceremony, held to commemorate those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Airmen render a salute.

Defenders, firefighters, medics and Airmen assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, salute in formation during the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 individuals took part in the ceremony, held to commemorate those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

A soldier renders a salute.

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, salutes the American and ROK flags during the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 defenders, medics, firefighters, Airmen and Soldiers took part in the ceremony, held to honor those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Airmen render a salute.

Defenders, firefighters, medics and Airmen assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, salute in formation during the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 individuals took part in the ceremony, held to commemorate those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

A commander gives remarks during a ceremony.

U.S. Air Force Col. John Gallemore, 8th Fighter Wing commander, gives opening remarks during the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 defenders, medics, firefighters, Airmen and Soldiers took part in the ceremony, held to honor those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Airmen stand in formation.

U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, stand in formation during the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 defenders, medics, firefighters, Airmen and Soldiers took part in the ceremony, held to honor those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Airmen attend a memorial ceremony.

A U.S. Air Force Airmen, assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, observe the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 defenders, medics, firefighters, Airmen and Soldiers took part in the ceremony, held to honor those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Airmen recite a prayer.

U.S. Air Force Airmen, assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, recite first responder prayers during the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 defenders, medics, firefighters, Airmen and Soldiers took part in the ceremony, held to honor those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

An Airman bows his head during a prayer.
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A U.S. Air Force Airman, assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, bows his head during the reciting of first responder prayers as part of the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 defenders, medics, firefighters, Airmen and Soldiers took part in the ceremony, held to honor those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

An Airman rings a bell.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Lawrence Jackson, driver operator with the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, rings the honor bell during the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 defenders, medics, firefighters, Airmen and Soldiers took part in the ceremony, held to commemorate those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Airmen participate in a ruck march.
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U.S. service members participate in the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Ruck March at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 10, 2021. Each ruck participant carried a badge in tribute to a first responder who lost their life at the World Trade Centers on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Airmen participate in a memorial climb.
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U.S. service members participate in the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 10, 2021. Each stair climb participant carried a badge in tribute to a first responder who lost their life at the World Trade Centers on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Airmen participate in a ruck march.
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U.S. service members participate in the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Ruck March at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 10, 2021. Each ruck participant carried a badge in tribute to a first responder who lost their life at the World Trade Centers on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Airmen participate in a ruck march.
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U.S. service members participate in the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 10, 2021. Each stair climb participant carried a badge in tribute to a first responder who lost their life at the World Trade Centers on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Air Force first responders, assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, participate in the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 defenders, medics, firefighters, Airmen and Soldiers took part in the ceremony, held to honor those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

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Remembering 20 Years: Kunsan honors 9/11 losses, legacy

First responders participate in a remembrance ceremony.

U.S. Air Force first responders, assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, participate in the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 defenders, medics, firefighters, Airmen and Soldiers took part in the ceremony, held to honor those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

First responders render a salute.

Defenders, firefighters, medics and Airmen assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, salute in formation during the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 individuals took part in the ceremony, held to commemorate those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Airmen render a salute.

Defenders, firefighters, medics and Airmen assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, salute in formation during the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 individuals took part in the ceremony, held to commemorate those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

A soldier renders a salute.

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, salutes the American and ROK flags during the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 defenders, medics, firefighters, Airmen and Soldiers took part in the ceremony, held to honor those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Airmen render a salute.

Defenders, firefighters, medics and Airmen assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, salute in formation during the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 individuals took part in the ceremony, held to commemorate those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

A commander gives remarks during a ceremony.

U.S. Air Force Col. John Gallemore, 8th Fighter Wing commander, gives opening remarks during the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 defenders, medics, firefighters, Airmen and Soldiers took part in the ceremony, held to honor those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Airmen stand in formation.

U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, stand in formation during the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 defenders, medics, firefighters, Airmen and Soldiers took part in the ceremony, held to honor those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Airmen attend a memorial ceremony.

A U.S. Air Force Airmen, assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, observe the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 defenders, medics, firefighters, Airmen and Soldiers took part in the ceremony, held to honor those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Airmen recite a prayer.

U.S. Air Force Airmen, assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, recite first responder prayers during the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 defenders, medics, firefighters, Airmen and Soldiers took part in the ceremony, held to honor those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

An Airman bows his head during a prayer.
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A U.S. Air Force Airman, assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, bows his head during the reciting of first responder prayers as part of the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 defenders, medics, firefighters, Airmen and Soldiers took part in the ceremony, held to honor those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

An Airman rings a bell.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Lawrence Jackson, driver operator with the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, rings the honor bell during the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 defenders, medics, firefighters, Airmen and Soldiers took part in the ceremony, held to commemorate those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Airmen participate in a ruck march.
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U.S. service members participate in the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Ruck March at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 10, 2021. Each ruck participant carried a badge in tribute to a first responder who lost their life at the World Trade Centers on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Airmen participate in a memorial climb.
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U.S. service members participate in the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 10, 2021. Each stair climb participant carried a badge in tribute to a first responder who lost their life at the World Trade Centers on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Airmen participate in a ruck march.
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U.S. service members participate in the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Ruck March at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 10, 2021. Each ruck participant carried a badge in tribute to a first responder who lost their life at the World Trade Centers on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

Airmen participate in a ruck march.
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U.S. service members participate in the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 10, 2021. Each stair climb participant carried a badge in tribute to a first responder who lost their life at the World Trade Centers on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Air Force first responders, assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, participate in the Wolf Pack’s 20 Year Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, here, Sept. 10, 2021. More than 100 defenders, medics, firefighters, Airmen and Soldiers took part in the ceremony, held to honor those who died due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding)