The Patriot Guard Riders have been asked to escort troops that will be deploying overseas from Montvale, NJ to Joint Base McGuire, Dix, Lakehurst, New Jersey. The troops will be arriving from their base on 26 JUL13.
The escort will begin for the NJ PGR when we take the handoff from the NY PGR. We will rendezvous with them at the Montvale Service Area on the Garden State Parkway MM171 in the center median so that the NJ PGR can complete the escort to the JB-MDL. We will stage in the parking area at the south end of the service plaza near the gas station. Staging time for NJ PGR will be at 13:00 hrs.
The NJ State Police will be providing us an escort for the full distance. For reasons of OPSEC, a detailed briefing will be held at 1300 and the routing details and other specific details will be given at that time to riders in attendance.
Due to the distance involved (approximately 100 miles) from Montvale to JB-MDL, leadership recommends that all riders should top off their tanks at the Montvale Service Plaza. Once we leave Montvale, there are no other scheduled stops until the completion of the escort.
Since there is a possibility that we will be escorting the bus on to the base. All riders should have the following:
Full finger gloves
Long sleeve shirt or jacket
Reflective vest or belt
Boots – over the ankle
Our muster point for this ride will be the Union Plaza Diner on US-22 at Springfield Rd in Union; KSU @ 12:00 pm (noon).