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9/11 Remembrance Tower Run

A ceremonial bell is displayed next to firefighting gear during the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

A ceremonial bell is displayed next to firefighting gear during the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 374th Civil Engineer Squadron fire and emergency services flight hosted the Tower Run in honor of the emergency responders who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Col. Otis Jones, 374th Airlift Wing commander, speaks at the opening ceremony of the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Col. Otis Jones, 374th Airlift Wing commander, speaks at the opening ceremony of the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 374th Civil Engineer Squadron fire and emergency services flight hosted the Tower Run in honor of the emergency responders who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Airmen bow their heads in prayer during the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Airmen bow their heads in prayer during the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. 31 teams consisting of 124 people participated in the event to honor the emergency responders who lost their lives during the attacks of Sept.11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Master Sgt. Mario Rainge, 374th Communications Squadron first sergeant, runs up a flight of stairs during the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Master Sgt. Mario Rainge, 374th Communications Squadron first sergeant, runs up a flight of stairs during the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The relay style event had each member of the 4-member teams ascended and descended to the 9th floor of a tower 3 times wearing a roughly 30-pound self-contained breathing apparatus air pack collectively combing the 110 floors of the World Trade Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Staff Sgt. Dylan Meek, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron NCO in charge of logistics, runs up a flight of stairs during the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Staff Sgt. Dylan Meek, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron NCO in charge of logistics, runs up a flight of stairs during the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Meek works for the fire and emergency services flight and he was one of the organizer of this event.(U.S. Air Force by Machiko Arita)

A tower run participant runs down a tower during the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

A tower run participant runs down a tower during the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Tower Run represented the 110 floors of the Twin Towers that emergency responders ascended after the first aircraft attack of Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Team members from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron fire and emergency services flight pose for a photo before their run during the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Team members from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron fire and emergency services flight pose for a photo before their run during the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Each member had to wear a roughly 30-pounds self-contained breathing apparatus air pack on their back as they competed the challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Master Sgt. Arthur Scruggs, 374th Operations Support Squadron 1st sergeant, runs up a flight of stairs during the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Master Sgt. Arthur Scruggs, 374th Operations Support Squadron 1st sergeant, runs up a flight of stairs during the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Tower Run represented the 110 floors of the Twin Towers that emergency responders ascended after the first aircraft attack of Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Capt. David Fox, 374th Operations Support Squadron group executive officer and C-130J pilot, high- fives his teammate in the exchange zone of 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Capt. David Fox, 374th Operations Support Squadron group executive officer and C-130J pilot, high- fives his teammate in the exchange zone of 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The relay style event had each member of the 4-member teams ascended and descended to the 9th floor of a tower 3 times wearing a roughly 30-pound self-contained breathing apparatus air pack collectively combing the 110 floors of the World Trade Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

A firefighter from the local community exchanges a high-five with a volunteer from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron fire and emergency services flight upon finishing the ascent of the 9th floors, during a 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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A firefighter from the local community exchanges a high-five with a volunteer from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron fire and emergency services flight upon finishing the ascent of the 9th floors, during a 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.Twelve teams from the local fire department and five teams from Japan Air Self-Defense Force participated in the event to honor the emergency responders who lost their lives during the attacks of Sept.11,2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

A firefighter from the local community releases a dog-tag into a fire fighter’s helmet during the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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A firefighter from the local community releases a dog-tag into a fire fighter’s helmet during the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Each run participant held a dog-tag with the name of an emergency responder who lost their life in the terrorist attacks in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Dog tags sit inside a firefighter helmet during the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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Dog tags sit inside a firefighter helmet during the 9/11 Tower Run, Sept. 11, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Each run participant held a dog-tag with the name of an emergency responder who lost their life in the terrorist attacks in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

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