Send-off – ARNG 642nd ASB, Co B, Gunpowder, 4 Oct

Send-off – Maryland ARNG 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, Company B – Gunpowder, MD
Friday, October 4, 2013  -  Rally 0900
Military mandated riding gear IS REQUIRED.
You MUST sign-up for this mission NLT 2200 hrs, 10/2/2013
Please go to the following link for mission updates and to leave messages of support: National Site

Patriot Guard!
We have been invited to support the Maryland ARNG 642nd Aviation Support Battalion (ASB), Company B, as they prepare to be deployed.  Come out to show your appreciation for their service.  Be a presence for the families who will be there to see their loved ones off.  Show your support for these young men and women as they serve our Country and wish them a safe return.
We will be standing the flag line during the departure ceremony.  Weather and safety permitting we will also be participating in a procession to BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport.  You may come out for the flag line only if you are not comfortable with group riding at highway speeds.  Know  your comfort level and reflect on your skill set prior to riding in this procession.  You may cage to this mission to stand the flag line.  It means a lot to the troops to see you there.
You MUST sign-up for this mission – Deadline 2200, Wednesday, October 2, 2013.  You may do this by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling Bob Hamlin at (301) 471-0218.  You will be asked to provide your name and vehicle tag number.
Military mandated riding gear IS REQUIRED.  You must have:
-       government issued photo i.d. (e.g., drivers license)
-       DOT approved helmet
-       long-sleeve shirt or jacket
-       full-fingered gloves
-       over the ankle boots
-       reflective gear (jacket, vest or belt)
Friday, October 4, 2013
0900 – rally/staging
0915 – brief / depart immediately following
Location:          Edgewater Village Shopping Center Parking Lot
1815 Pulaski Highway (US-40-East bound side)
Edgewood, MD  21040
Ride Captain:  Bob Hamlin – (301) 471-0218 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please be on time.  Important information will be provided in the briefing and we will be ksu immediately after the briefing.  Bring your 3x5 hand-held flags, extras to share if you have them.  This mission may be fluid as many of you who were in the military understand.  The order for the day will be Semper Gumby (always flexible).  Remember a short wait time or a few hour investment on our part is brief compared to the months these soldiers will spend away from their families and our country which they love and serve.
If you have mounted flags on your motorcycle, be sure your rig is secure and has been tested prior to this event.  All rigs will be inspected before departure.
The current weather forecast for Gunpowder, MD, on Friday, October 4th is mostly sunny with a low of 58 and a high of 79.  Monitor the weather closely and dress appropriately.
We’ll see you on Friday.

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