Send-off: MD ARNG 1-224 S&S Battalion - Gunpowder, MD - 20 Mar 2013

Patriot Guard!

We have been invited to support the Maryland ARNG 1-224 Security & Support (S&S) Battalion as they prepare for their deployment to Kosovo.  Come out to show them how much we appreciate their service and let them know we will be here for them while they’re gone.  Be a presence for the families who will be there to see their loved ones off.  As these men and women prepare to depart from their families for months, take a few hours out of your day Wednesday morning to show them how much we care.
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 2300, Monday, March 18, 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 rockk at (202) 276-6277.  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
-    have reflective gear available (in the event we are asked to wear it)


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

0700 – rally/staging
0715 – brief / depart immediately following

Location:               Edgewater Village Shopping Center Parking Lot
1815 Pulaski Highway (US-40-East bound side)
Edgewood, MD  21040

Ride Captain:  rockk (kevin rock) – (202) 276-6277 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 Wednesday, March 20th is breezy with a low of 31 and a high of 44.  Monitor the weather closely and dress appropriately.

We’ll see you on Wednesday.


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