This special event will recognize the 50th anniversary of Operation Homecoming. In 1973, Operation Homecoming became the massive effort to return 591 American prisoners of war (POWs) held by North Vietnam following the Paris Peace Accords that ended U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Maxwell Air Force Base played a pivotal role in this historic event when they were selected to be one of only 10 Air Force bases to welcome the POWs home