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HOTH Mission: WWIA Foundation Escort

01/13/2019 - 8:00am
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Patriots, the Patriot Guard Riders have been requested by the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation to Escort 12 Wounded Warriors “Purple Heart Recipients” back from their Waterfowl Hunting Trip. Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA) is a national 501(c)(3) public charity that devotes all of its energy and resources to supporting the men and women wounded in combat who were awarded the Purple Heart medal. WWIA supports these phenomenal Heroes by providing them with the opportunity to participate in world-class outdoor sporting activities at no cost to them. They do this as a means to recognize and honor their sacrifice, encourage independence and connections with communities, and promote healing and wellness through camaraderie and a shared passion for the outdoors.

Staging Time: 07:30 AM

Kilmarnick West Side Athletic Club
101 Wimbledon Court
Powells Point, North Carolina 27966
Ride Captain:

David “Boweavel” Chappelle
H – 252-232-2429
C – 757-681-3622
Assisting:William ” Nightshifter” Gardner, Doug SellsRoy ” Highwinder” Hankinson
Special Instructions:

This is a joint North Carolina and Virginia PGR Mission. N.C. Patriot Guard will escort these Warriors from Powells N.C. to the N.C. Welcome Center, and turn over to the Va. Patriot Guard. Va. PGR will complete the escort to the Norfolk International Airport.
Mission Brief 08:00 am.
KSU 08:30 am.
Ensure all flag mounts are secure for highway speeds.
This will be a LEO escorted event.

Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
STAGING #2 DETAILS: 01-13-19
Staging Time: 09:00 AM

N.C. Welcome Center
106 Caratoke Hwy.
Moyock, North Carolina 27958
Ride Captain:

Ride Captain TBD

Special Instructions:

Set the Flag line for the arrival of the Escort 0915.
Kick Stands Up 10:15 am. Escort from The N.C. Welcome Center 106 Caratoke Hwy. Moyock N.C. To Norfolk Airport.
Ensure all flag mounts are secure for highway speeds.
Special Note; Safety is our utmost priority. Every effort possible is made in planning and executing the PGR mission statement in a manner that minimizes dangers of riding a motorcycle, including riding in groups of all sizes and any situation. While the NCPGR and it’s 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 Escort OR Ride Are Asked To Attend The Pre – Mission Briefing. It will include a safety briefing, and any unique ride information known to the 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 members responsibility to ride within their own comfort zone and be cognizant of their surroundings and skill limitations as well as any physical need or limitations. If the ride/or mission conditions present challenges beyond your skill, comfort, or needs you are expected to exercise good judgment in forgoing any planned participation.