Welcome Home, Local Troops
Fort Bragg, North Carolina - 20 Mar 2017
ABOUT THE MISSION:
We have been invited to attend a Homecoming ceremony for troops who will be returning home, just in time for the holidays, after successful deployments, Monday, March 20, 2017.
Please be flexible with regards to these missions as aircraft arrival times change frequently.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 20 Mar 2017
- Primary Staging Time: 10:00 P.M.
- Pax Shed #2 at Green Ramp, Pope Army Air Field
- Fort Bragg, North Carolina -
- Ride Captain:
- E. Glenn (DocB) Butler
- Special Instructions:
- FLAG LINE: 10:30 PM
We will establish a flag line and show our support for our returning Heroes and their families.
Anyone who does not hold a DOD ID card must access post from the All American Freeway Visitor Control Center and obtain a pass. Remember to allow extra time for check in and that vehicle and persons are subject to search. You will be entering a US military installation so anything that could be considered a weapon should be left at home. If you are riding, please keep in mind the requirements for documentation and proper PPE; license, insurance, registration, and DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long sleeves, full fingered gloves, long pants, over the ankle boots.
SPECIAL NOTE: Safety is of our utmost priority. Every effort possible is made in planning and executing the PGR Mission statement in a manner that minimizes the inherit dangers of riding a motorcycle, including riding in groups of all sizes and any situation. While the NCPG and its riders have a remarkable safety record in the execution of our missions, infrequently members have been injured in unforeseen accidents. In an effort to mitigate the risk of preventable accidents, all attendees who wish to ride in a Patriot Guard motorcycle escort or ride are asked to attend the pre-mission briefing. It will include a safety briefing, and any unique ride information known to our RCIC that may be specific to the mission. Member safety and well-being is always a principal ongoing concern, our RCIC's are asked to stand-down from any mission that cannot be accomplished in relative safety or unreasonable risk. This includes both rides and flag lines in inclement weather and conditions. It remains each individual PGR member's responsibility to ride within their own comfort zone and be cognizant of their surroundings and skill limitations as well as any physical needs or limitations. If the ride and/or mission conditions present challenges beyond your skill, comfort, or needs you are expected to exercise good judgment in foregoing any planned participation.
- Flags & Water:
- Flags Will Be Provided
- Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
- Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted By: Glenn Butler
Position: Assistant State Captain
You do not have to own/ride a motorcycle or be a Veteran to join and membership is Free. The only requirement is RESPECT! To join, simply go to Patriot Guard website and click on Register. Membership is Free.
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