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The Patriot Guard and the ROWF (Air Weather Association)

Carol Ann (Albert) Klein, age 67

Wreaths Across America
Saturday, 13 Dec 2014
FT BRAGG Main Post Cemetery
It's that time of year again when we gather to honor and remember our armed forces by placing an individual wreath in honor of each of the five branches of the military as well as the Merchant Marines and POW/MIA's. Along with those wreath placements, we will also place wreaths on individual graves. The Patriot Guard plays a major role in this ceremony and  have been involved for the past several years.
For those of you who may not be familiar with this program, the Worchester Wreath Company has been providing wreaths for Arlington Cemetery for several years and also provides a limited number to National Cemeteries around the country. Wreaths may also be obtained through donations to cover their costs, www.wreathsacrossamerica.org .  The Civil Air Patrol have been very active in raising funds again this year to purchase wreaths for placement at the FT BRAGG Cemetery.  We will all have the opportunity to assist in the placement of these wreaths at the conclusion of the ceremony.
We look forward to seeing you there and for those of you who haven't attended this ceremony in the past you will honored to just be a part of it. There will be many distinguished guests in attendance along with Blue and Gold Star Families, as well as the general public.
We have been asked to assist with preparing the wreaths for the ceremony at the Civil Air Patrol building, as well as escorting the wreaths to the cemetery. Upon arrival at the cemetery, we will establish a flagline during the ceremony, and there may be a few individuals asked to present ceremonial wreaths.

Staging: 10:00 AM 
Pope Bowling Alley parking lot
We will rally here and then ride to the Hangar together
KSU: 10:15 AM
Cages and bikes are welcome to assist in the preparations, after which I will ask those in cages to depart for the cemetery with the CAP cadets, to be in place for the arrival of the wreaths.
Anyone who will be attending, the I-295 project affects the access to the cemetery, once you turn off Randolph RD, there is a stretch of dirt, the pavement has been removed, please use extreme caution in this area, especially on bikes.
I will be honored to serve as RC for this mission and will have flags available. I can be reached at the contacts below. Thank you all for everything you do for our Heroes and their families.
V/R,
Dutch Macomber
Assistant State Captain, Eastern Districts
North Carolina Patriot Guard, INC
9102639317
SPECIAL NOTE: Safety is of our utmost priority. Every effort possible is made in planning and executing the PGR Mission statement in a manner that minimizes the inherit dangers of riding a motorcycle, including riding in groups of all sizes and any situation. While the NCPG 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 motorcycle escort or ride are asked to attend the pre-mission briefing. It will include a safety briefing, and any unique ride information known to our 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 member's responsibility to ride within their own comfort zone and be cognizant of their surroundings and skill limitations as well as any physical needs or limitations. If the ride and/or mission conditions present challenges beyond your skill, comfort, or needs you are expected to exercise good judgment in foregoing any planned participation.

Concord, NC 
Marvin Dayvault 90
WWII Army

Patriots we have lost another of the Greatest Generation. 

The family of Marvin Dayvault, 90, US Army, WWII, has asked the presence of PGR to stand for their Hero. 

Details are as follow...

Date: 08 OCT 14 (Wednesday)
Staging 12:00 PM
Brief 12:15 PM
Establish flag line 12:25 PM

Location: Hartsell Funeral Home, 460 Branchview Dr. NE, Concord, NC 28025

Obituary: 
http://www.hartsellfh.com/sitemaker/...428206Dayvault 


The services will begin at 2:00. Afterwards we will escort Mr.Dayvault to 
his final resting place, Carolina Memorial Park. Grave side services with 
full military honors will begin upon our arrival.

If you can assist as a pallbearer please wear white shirt and black pants. 

It will be my Honor to serve as Road Captain for this mission.

Please join us in Honoring this True American Hero!


Evan “Biscuit Eater” Parton
RC Piedmont District
704-804-1446

SPECIAL NOTE: Safety is of our utmost priority. Every effort possible is 
made in planning and executing the PGR Mission statement in a manner that 
minimizes the inherit dangers of riding a motorcycle, including riding in 
groups of all sizes and any situation. While the NCPG 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 motorcycle escort or ride are asked to attend the pre-mission 
briefing. It will include a safety briefing, and any unique ride information 
known to our 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 member's responsibility to 
ride within their own comfort zone and be cognizant of their surroundings 
and skill limitations as well as any physical needs or limitations. If the 
ride and/or mission conditions present challenges beyond your skill, comfort, 
or needs you are expected to exercise good judgment in foregoing any 
planned participation.

PGR for Walter Cook Spivey Jr.

We have received a request for the presence of the PGR for Walter Cook Spivey Jr. Mr. Spivey Served in the US Army from 1957 to 1960. He then went into public service as a police officer from 1960 to 1962. In 1963 he joined the Air Force and served until 1970. Afterwards he was in the Army Reserve from 1970 to 1988.

We will stand a flag line for Mr. Spivey's arrival for a 2:00 PM service.

Date: 01 OCT 14 (Wednesday)
Staging: 1:15 PM
Briefing: 1:30 PM
Location: Stage on circle drive at the cemetery visitor center and office, Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, NC.
Map to Location: http://goo.gl/maps/77Byg

After the briefing we will proceed to the pavilion to establish flag line for arrival of the Hero.

Salisbury National Cemetery – Annex, Staging Location & Procedure...

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Subject: Dir of Weather job is OPEN

Dir of Weather job – SES – is open -- ES-0301 now through 14 Oct 2014. 

See https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/381839700 

Ralph Stoffler is the acting Director and mentioned recently that the announcement would be out soon. 

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ROWF members that knew the late Col (Ret.) Dale Flinders may remember his widow Nadine.  She was 97 on 20 Sept.   Dale would lead us all in singing the AWS Song http://www.airweaassn.org/archives/AWSSong.htm at AWA reunions.

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PGR Statewide NC/SC - Keith W. Hancock,  USMC,  Vietnam/LEO/Charlotte, NC   30 September,  2014  

Our presence has been requested by the family of Keith W. Hancock to attend services commemorating his life and service to our country. Mr. Hancock was a Vietnam veteran who proudly served in the Marines for 4 years. After his discharge, Mr. Hancock continued his public service with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD for 30 years, attaining the status of sniper with the SWAT team.


Please join us in standing for this True American Hero!

Details are as follows...

Date: 30 SEP 14 (Tuesday)
Staging: 2:45 PM
Location: Ellington Funeral Home, 727 E Morehead St., Charlotte , NC 28202
Map to Location: http://mapq.st/1-C16AG3tW
Briefing: 3:00 PM

After the briefing we will stand a flag line for the arrival of family and guests. When the funeral begins at 4:00 PM, we will stand down and quietly depart.

I am honored to be your RCIC for this mission. Thank all of you, for all that you do!

Cw "Snapshot" Smith
Ride Captain Piedmont District
North Carolina Patriot Guard, Inc
704-690-3119
[email protected]


Sad News Don Coakley,   Air Weather Recon Pilot Passes

Sep 27 at 12:53 PM

Jerry Farley reported:
I came across this Obit and thought maybe someone in the ROWF might know him.  For most of his career he flew reconnaissance flights into the eye of hurricanes to obtain information on a hurricane's location and intensity. He received many awards for typhoon and hurricane hunting; he retired after 22 years of service  http://www.thepilot.com/obituaries/donald-r-cokely/article_61934a90-4285-11e4-a320-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=jqm
Bernie Barris of Air Weather Reconnaissance Association added:
Thank you for forwarding the info on Don Cokely.  He was a member of AWRA since 2004 (at least).  We show him assigned to both the 53rd and 54th, and flew the WC-130B/E/H.  The "H" model means he flew after 1973, so I'm sure some ROWF members will remember him.
Speaking of Weather Recon -- this week back in 1955 -
The only Atlantic Hurricane Hunter flight to go down in a hurricane occurred on September 26, 1955. Snowcloud Five, a U.S. Navy P2V Neptune weather reconnaissance airplane flying out of Guantanamo, Cuba, was lost in Hurricane Janet, 300 miles southwest of Jamaica. Snowcloud Five was part of the Airborne Early Warning Squadron Four (VW-4), based at the Jacksonville, Florida Naval Air Station. Carrying a crew of nine and two reporters from the Toronto Daily Star, Snowcloud Five took off at 0630 local time, and performed its initial penetration into Janet at an altitude of 700 feet. At the time of the crash, Janet was a Category 4 hurricane with 145 mph winds. Details at: http://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/hunter4.asp

Reminder to Facebook users:  AWA is open to all at https://www.facebook.com/airweaassn,
a public group USAF Weather is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/20299196512/ and AWRA is on at https://www.facebook.com/AWRAaf

PGR Statewide - NC/SC - Lee Roy Page,  USA, WWII/Kannapolis,  NC.   23 September,  2014.

     This will be the ONLY email notice of this mission.

>>>Please do not reply to this email. Contacts are listed below.<<<
FOR QUESTIONS/COMMENTS REGARDING THIS MISSION PLEASE CONTACT THE RC LISTED.

Please go to the following link

https://www.patriotguard.org/showthread.php?395101

for mission updates and to post messages.
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Fellow Patriots,

Once again we have lost one of the "Greatest Generation".

The family of Mr. Lee Roy Page, 89, US Army, has requested our presence for his visitation and memorial services. Mr. Page proudly served during WWII, where he received the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart. Mr. Page was wounded in action on December 26, 1944 during the Battle of the Buldge, in Belgium. The Page family will arrive at the church at approx.. 4:30 and will receive friends from 5-7pm Tuesday prior to the funeral service which starts at 7:00 PM.
Please join us in showing Honor and Respect for Mr. Page.

This is a flag line mission only...
Date: 23 SEP 14 (Tuesday)
Staging: 4:00 PM
Briefing: 4:15 PM...
Location: Central Baptist Church, 1812 Moose Rd., Kannapolis NC 28083
Map to Location: https://goo.gl/maps/TXkl3

After the briefing we will stand a flag line for arrival of the family at the church at approx. 4:30 PM. Visitation will be from 5-7pm prior to the service which starts at 7:00 PM. Once the service begins we will stand down the flag line and depart quietly.

I will be honored to serve as your RCIC for this mission!

Thanks to all of you, for all that you do!

Bill "Capnplnt" Wood
R.C. Piedmont District
NCPG, Inc.
704-677-2266
[email protected]

 

       This will be the ONLY email notice of this mission.

>>>Please do not reply to this email. Contacts are listed below.<<<
FOR QUESTIONS/COMMENTS REGARDING THIS MISSION PLEASE CONTACT THE RC LISTED.

Please go to the following link

https://www.patriotguard.org/showthread.php?395044

for mission updates and to post messages.
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Col Henry Maynard Bellamy, Jr., USAF(RET), Salisbury (SNC) NC 21, 22 September 2014


Patriots,

We have lost one of our heroes and the family has requested that the Patriot Guard stand and honor Mr. Bellamy as he once stood for us.


Dr Bellamy retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service. Following his military career he continued his medical profession as a Gastroenterologist for ten years.
Henry then decided to serve the Veterans and ended his career as Chief of Staff at W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA
Medical Center, Salisbury, NC
He earned the Air Force Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and other awards
Dr Bellamy faithfully and honorably served his country. He was 81 years of age.



THIS IS A TWO PART MISSION ITINERARY:



SUNDAY 21 September, 2014



Visitation: at Frank Volger & sons Funeral Home

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Location: 2849 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC

http://tinyurl.com/kptaycp



Staging: 5:15pm

Briefing: 5:30pm



Right after the Briefing we will establish a flag line for family and friends.

Once the service has started we will stand down and leave quietly.



Monday 22 September, 2014



Funeral services will be at Bethlehem United Methodist Church.

11:00 a.m.

Location: 321 Redland Road, Advance NC 27006

http://tinyurl.com/lgdkfpc



Staging: 10:15am

Briefing: 10:30am

After the briefing and safety briefing we will establish a flag line for family and friends.

11:00am once the service for the family and friends start we will stand down and prepare for the escort to (SNC).

12:00pm KSU and prepare to escort Mr. Bellamy and his family to Salisbury National Cemetery.

The escort is approximately 40 Minutes to SNC. We will have LEO to lead us to the Cemetery in Salisbury. Please abide by all rules given in the briefings and the (RCIC, RCIA or RCIT). Please use extreme caution at all times, if an RCIT can assist. Please call me.



Salisbury National Cemetery (SNC)



12:30 PM – Staging at the Administrative Bldg

12:45 PM – Briefing

NOTE: Once the briefing is over have all vehicles move to the Pavilion, and the rest of the PGR members can proceed to the Pavilion and establish the flag line, and waiting for the escort arrival of Mr. Bellamy and his family.



NOTE: - Staging at the SNC (See instructions for staging and facility rules below)



Salisbury National Cemetery – Annex, Staging Location & Procedure:



STAGING: After a meeting with the SNC-Annex administration, it has been determined that the best location for staging for the Patriot Guard would be at the loop drive just Southeast of the cemetery Administrative Bldg. and cemetery maintenance lot at the top of the hill. This would prevent the possibility of creating a traffic problem for those guests entering and/or leaving the cemetery through the main entrance, as well as preventing us from causing an undo disturbance from our motorcycles and cages while another service may be in progress. Participants are requested to not enter through the main entrance when staging for a NCPG Mission. This also provides facilities close at hand for those needing them. We will also have an unobstructed view of the ceremonial pavilion from this vantage point..



PARKING: When parking the bikes around the pavilion circle or on any drive or roadway, the administration has instructed us to stay beyond the coach parking area (waste receptacle) with no more than two wide, staying to the far right and keeping a clear lane open to the left for emergency and/or other vehicles. Any excess bikes and all cages are to park behind the family/guests or in the far circle nearest the VA Medical Center. If needed, there is plenty of time for pall bearers to gather.

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STAGING LOCATION DIRECTIONS:

From Jake Alexander Blvd., turn onto Brenner Ave. and travel Northeast.

Turn LEFT onto Hedrick St., just 300 ft. passed the VFW post #3006 (helicopter pad).

MAP:http://goo.gl/maps/uUuc5



From Statesville Blvd. turn onto Brenner Ave. and travel Southwest.

Turn RIGHT onto Hedrick St., just before the VFW Post #3006 (helicopter pad).

MAP:http://goo.gl/maps/fbwtL



Once on Hedrick Street,

Travel straight ahead, through the VA gates to the end of the Rd. at the

Stop Sign.

Turn LEFT at the stop sign.

Follow road as in turns to the RIGHT and goes between the maintenance

buildings.

Follow road straight ahead till it comes to the circle drive just South of the

Administrative Bldg.

MAP: Earth View of Staging Loop:http://goo.gl/maps/CVCQu

MAP: Earth View of Staging Loop:http://goo.gl/maps/77Byg

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NOTE: The National Cemetery is on Federal property; please adhere to the posted rules and regulations. Speed limit is 19 MPH, NO parking on the grass (NO exceptions), it is a weapon free zone, NO knifes or any other items that can be considered as a weapon is allowed on any Federal property or installation. Please be aware of these rules and abide by them at all times. Most of all, we need to be respectful of other burial services that are in progress upon our arrival. Keep the noise to a minimum when entering and leaving the cemetery. Leave the property in as good, if not better, a condition as it was when we arrived. Abide by the Ride Captain In Charge’s (RCIC), his/her instructions and briefing.

It is truly an great honor to be the Ride Captain In Charge (RCIC) for this


 

Note: This reporter from NBC has interviewed a bunch of present and former AF Weather people, including myself.  This may be the first of several articles.


BTW, I'll have spotty internet access for 2 weeks starting tomorrow.  Please send obits and other time-sensitive news to Kevin Lavin <[email protected]> for forwarding to the ROWF list over the next 2 weeks.

Dave
-------- Original Message -------- [[PASTING TABLES IS NOT SUPPORTED]]

Dave,
Reporter Tony Dokoupil who has been interviewing Air Force Weather individuals and offices writes today about the 14th Weather Squadron at Asheville NC -

Intro copied here -
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Skateboarders and street musicians don’t typically surround the walls of a major military headquarters. But that’s the case at the Veach-Baley Federal Building here, where — steps from a juice bar and a well-known drum circle — a team of Air Force analysts is monitoring the apocalypse.

“Is climate change accelerating? Absolutely,” said Ray Keiss, the lead scientist of the 14th Weather Squadron. “The extremes in this era are significantly being changed year in, year out.”

The 14th is the Pentagon’s oldest office of climatology, a go-to for all manner of atmospheric readings. It collects more than a million weather observations a day, the bulk of the planet's most-downloaded set of surface data. Both the National Climate Assessment and the International Panel on Climate Change have used it in recent reports, noting the increasingly dire effects of global warming........

Best wishes to you and Mary on a two week journey.  ROWFs can email [email protected] for articles to publicize while you are away.


They were smuggled from Czech Republic . They were German "Messerschmitt bf-109's." They were assembled overnight in Tel Aviv and were never flight tested.

This is a short video about their pilots. Watch it. You will not be disappointed.

NEW YORK CITY'S SECRET BASEMENT
VERY INTERESTING

This was a bit of History that most have never heard of.  Forward thinking
by some brilliant men.


< http://www.chonday.com/Videos/newyobasemese2>
http://www.chonday.com/Videos/newyobasemese2


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