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UPDATE Homecoming USMC - Pendleton, 4 June
« on: June 04, 2023, 04:06:42 AM »

On Sunday, 4 June, the Bastards' Homecoming will occur.

We have been invited by the Command and the Deployment Rediness Coordinator of this USMC Unit to welcome home their brave Marines and Sailors who are returning from deployment, we are honored to be there!
This Unit has been away from home and family for many months. They are returning to the States and deserve a Hero's welcome! These guys and gals are coming back from deployment, and almost got re-routed to assist the folks in Guam after the typhoon, but were turned back home.

We will meet them prior to their formal Welcome Home by their Command Staff and accompany them to the ceremony and their release to their families.

Come with your smiles, hugs, handshakes, and flags.  Rumor has it there will be cookies  ;D

You will need to either be pre-approved, have a Military ID (Retired or Active) or be with someone who does have the appropriate ID.

Chuck Johnson will escort those who do not have Military IDs from the staging area onto the base.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring these heroes. For those interested, and all PGR members are welcome, please see the time table if you would like to participate.

Please note that we are combining staging for multiple returns as they have a short time between Company releases.

Time Table for Sunday, 4 June 2023:

1600 - Stage at Jack In The Box - 2398 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
This will be for units returning at 1700 and 1800hrs.

1630 - Mission Briefing and KSU to meeting area

1800 - approx. Stage for the units returning at 1900 and 2000hrs at Jack In The Box (See above for address and map)

1830 - approx. Mission Brief and KSU to meeting area

Units are expected to be released to the Parade Deck and their families at approximately 1700hrs, 1800hrs, 1900hrs, and 2000hrs.

R/C Chuck Johnson
PGR Ride Captain

You do not have to be a veteran or a motorcycle rider to attend this mission. All PGR members are welcome. We encourage those who do not ride to attend in your car. If this will be your first mission go to the initial staging area and you will be briefed there by the Ride Captain (RC). Dress for motorcycle riding or dress casually if you are driving a cage (car). Please ride/drive safely.

This mission involves ship arrival.  Arrival times can change at the last minute so please check this thread for any last minute changes before leaving.  Please feel free to attend any portion of this mission you can.
John D. "Major" Gretzinger
MAJ, AVN, USA (Ret.)
61st Avn Co (AHC) - Lucky 15
Administrator - SoCal PGR Mission Ops
Assistant State Captain, Southern California PGR