24th Special Tactics Wing Ruck March
Mary Esther, Florida – 03-04-19
ABOUT THE MISSION:
The Patriot Guard has been invited by the 24th Special Tactics Wing to stand a flag line to welcome home 20 Special Tactics Airmen at the conclusion of their 830-mile ruck march from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas to Hurlburt Field, Florida. The Airmen are rucking to pay tribute to Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, who was killed in Afghanistan Nov. 27, 2018, along with 19 other Special Tactics Airmen who have been killed in action since 9/11. The route mimics the two-year training passage endured by Special Tactics Airmen as they begin their training at Medina Annex and later graduate at Hurlburt Field after becoming combat ready.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-04-19
Staging Time: 11:00 am
McDonald’s, 2199 W US Highway 98
Mary Esther, Florida
1145 am Safety Brief for all riders
1200 pm KSU
1215 pm Arrive at Hurlburt Field Main Gate
1245 pm Flag line set
We will not be going onto Hurlburt Field. Our portion of the mission will take place between the Main gate and US Highway 98. When riding the Patriot Guard, long sleeve shirts, long trousers, full fingered gloves, DOT approved helmet, leather footwear covering the ankles and appropriate eye protection are recommended.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.
Submitted By: Ray Doyle
Position: Florida Assistant State Captain
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