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Holloman Air Force Base POW/MIA Ceremony

Holloman Air Force Base POW/MIA Ceremony
Alamogordo, New Mexico – 09-18-20


The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to attend and participate in the annual HAFB POW/MIA Ceremony again this year. The event will take place at the monument on base starting at 8:00am and lasting for a maximum of 30 minutes. We will be providing a flag line during the ceremony. This is a moving ceremony remembering all POW/MIA’s, and specifically the New Mexican POW/MIA’s still missing from our various wars. It is a somber but “feel good” type of ceremony and I strongly encourage all riders who have not been able to attend other services to do their best to join us for this one. It is one of those ceremonies that completely sums up what we do and why we do it. Most members should be able to attend this event and still make it to work on time as the event will end at 8:30am. Thank you for your serious consideration.

Staging Time: 7:00am

VFW Parking Lot
700 US Highway 70 West
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310

Ride Captain:

Jim “Deacon Jim” Ernst
jimernst@q.com(575) 430-3904

Special Instructions:

For those who do not have base access, the following information MUST be provided to State Captain Jim “Deacon Jim” Ernst at jimernst@q.com or 575-430-3904 not later than noon on Thursday, 10 September 2020 to allow sufficient time to turn the information into base security and have them process it prior to the event. No exceptions!!! Name, Social Security Number, Place of Birth, Date of Birth, and Citizenship. [NOTE: If you have attended a mission on base in the past and we have your information on file, all we need is to know that you will be attending in order to add your information to the access list]. If you plan on attending and DO have base access, please let the State Captain know so we can turn a head count into base security.
The ceremony will begin at 8:00am sharp at the Holloman AFB, Heritage Park, just west of Alamogordo, NM on US Highway 70 West.
Mission briefing at 7:15am
KSU at 7:25am
This is a flag line, only
Flag line up at 7:55 am
Please do not be late to the mission briefing, due to security issues we must verify that you are on the access list and have the proper identification with you.
Do to changing threat levels at the base, you will need a photo ID with you (in hand as you pass through the gate) and possibly a second form of photo ID. Note: You must ride with the group to participate. There are security issues we are concerned with and will adhere to. Please ensure that you have proper drivers’ license, registration, and insurance cards with you.
No weapons of any kind are allowed on base!
Additionally, Required safety gear, no exceptions: Helmet (any DOT approved), Long Sleeve Shirts or jackets, full Fingered Gloves, Long Pants, Over the ankle boots, Eye Protection (sunglasses, helmet shields, etc…a wind screen on your bike does not constitute eye protection.
Base COVID-19 requirements are a 6-foot distance between members. The base does not require masks unless you need to be closer than the prescribed safety distance. You should have a mask available as a contingency. El Paso PGR, if you are attending, please meet the rest of us at the VFW. Las Cruces PGR, if you are attending, please link up at the Holloman AFB visitors center on base at 7:35am. We will check you off against the access list at that point. We will be standing the line for 30 minutes, facing the sun. Therefore, be prepared with caps, sunglasses, sun screen, etc.If you are a member of another group, please forward this mission information to them so we have maximum participation.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Jim Ernst
Position: New Mexico State Captain

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