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[2018] Seats for Soldiers (179-18) 14 NOV 18

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[2018] Seats for Soldiers (179-18) 14 NOV 18

Post by sgtmack » 13 Nov 2018, 11:15



“American Airlines and the Dallas Mavericks have requested the attendance and participation of the SA PGR in the 13th Annual “Seats for Soldiers” event, a unique experience for some of our nation’s military heroes. Mavericks season ticket holders donated their floor seats so that our soldiers are able to get together and watch a great basketball game. The story is often run by the media each year, featuring footage of our soldiers enjoying the best seats in the house at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.”

“The story actually starts in San Antonio (SAT) every year, long before the charter plane takes off at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), SAT employees are hard at work getting ready to welcome 125 “Wounded Warriors” from San Antonio Military Medical Center (formerly BAMC). The soldiers are given a hero’s welcome at SAT. The gate area is decorated in Dallas Mavericks blue and white with a holiday spin. When the charter arrives at the gate, the Dallas Mavericks cheerleaders and Mavs ManiAACs deplane and greet everyone. The SAT team has a delicious gate side luncheon ready for the soldiers, and they get a chance to visit with each other and pose for pictures.”

“After landing at DFW, they will be treated to a delicious dinner before the game. After the game, they will meet and chat with members of both teams before the charter brings them back to SAT.”

The San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders has been requested to “Stand a Flag Line” when the Soldiers arrive at the airport and again at the gate when the Soldiers board the charter and depart.

WEATHER: Indoor Mission

REQUESTOR: Kristine Shepherd, American Airlines

STAGING: 1000 Hours, Wednesday, November 14, 2018

San Antonio International Airport


Park Bikes, (Tightly) in “NO PARKING ZONE”, per LT. Griffin

(Extend down the ramp away from the terminal as needed)


FLAG LINE: 1045-1115 Hours – at Entrance to Terminal B

M & G: 1130-1230 Hours


RC: Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson

FC: Martin “SoJo” Sojourner

1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below. Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards. Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way. Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223

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