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Homes For Our Troops Volunteer Day in Arizona – Sept 10th

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Homes For Our Troops Invites You to Join Us for Volunteer Day!

DATE: Saturday, September 10, 2022
TIME: Check-in begins at 8:30am. Landscaping starts at 9:00am
RSVP: https://www.hfotusa.org/shenker
LOCATION: 8910 W Dove Roost Road, Queen Creek, Arizona 85412

Grab your garden gloves and roll up your sleeves as we beautify the home of Cpl Shenker. All volunteers will receive an HFOT T-shirt and lunch.

Event Volunteers Needed!

For more information or to volunteer, please contact: Q Bailey, Manager of Community Engagement Qbailey@hfotusa.org or call (774) 226-5173

More info on Cpl Shenker

ALSO – SAVE THE DATE! Cpl Shenker’s Key Ceremony is September 24, 2022. More details to follow.

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Run for the Wall Rider Survey

RFTW Rider Survey

We need your input!

Your opinion matters! Please take a moment to help us shape the future of the run by participating in a very short, 11-question survey.

As a perk, we will be drawing three names at random from the survey respondents. The lucky three will each receive a $50 digital coupon code that can be used at the RFTW.US online store. Of course if you wish to remain anonymous that is also an option, but you won’t be entered in the drawing.

Hurry, we will close the survey on 31 August, 2022.

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Camp Pendleton Annual Beach Bash

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Alert! Alert!

Run for the Wall has a Booth (POP-UP) at the Annual Beach Bash yearly party on 12 August for the Marine Corps’, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion (3rdTracks) Camp Pendleton, CA. We will be handing out RFTW Pins, RFTW Cards, water and Gatorade to the troops and their families. Come visit and mingle and watch the events for the Marines, Sailors and their families. The event is held on Camp Pendleton, Del Mar Beach from 11AM till 3PM on 12 August dress is beach wear or casual.

If you would like to attend and help represent RFTW do the following:

  1. Email (carollomstead@ymail.com) or call Carol at (805) 368-7586
  2. Your Name
  3. Driver’s License Number
  4. DL Expiration Date
  5. Date of Birth

If you are a retired Veteran with an ID Card, she just would like to have your Name to provide the Main Gate to associate you with the RFTW support group. Access for the event will be the Main Gate at Camp Pendleton they can provide directions to Del Mar Beach.

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Homes For Our Troops – Save The Date

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Exciting news! Homes for our Troops (HFOT) has announced the date for the Shenker Volunteer Day – which will will be held in Queen Creek, Arizona on  Saturday, September 10, 2022 @ 0900 hours (that’s 9:00 AM for you civilians). Official invitations will be available soon, but please save the date!

Volunteers will be helping to lay sod, plant bushes and get some basic home landscaping done. It’s a great way to help out and have fun at the same time.

Status Update on the rest of the builds that RFTW has donated to:

Shenker (AZ) – Volunteer Day 9/10/22

Leoncio (CA) – In Engineering slated for Community Kick Off in 2023

Popp (CO) – In Engineering slated for Community Kick Off in 2023

McMinn (TX) – Volunteer Day Slated for some time in October 2022– Date TBD

Honaker (TN) – COMPLETED

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Board of Directors Vacancy

Become a Board Member!

The Run for the Wall Board of Directors has an open position due to a last minute drop out. We are looking to fill this position ASAP.

If you are interested in a leadership position and helping to steer our organization to the future please submit your resume to president@rftw.us.

Please include your experience on Run for the Wall, any previous positions held and your unique qualifications that make you an ideal candidate for a Board of Directors position.

*The  deadline to submit your resume/interest is midnight June 19th 2022.

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Note to All RFTW Riders Participating in Rolling to Remember

Due to changing circumstances, the ride from the host hotel (Holiday Inn Arlington) to the staging area for Rolling to Remember WILL NOT be escorted.

All RFTW riders who are participating in Rolling to Remember are advised to ride on your own over to the staging area located at RFK Stadium

RFK Stadium
2400 East Capitol St NE
Washington, DC 20003

Have a safe and memorable ride.

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Alaska Airlines Fallen Soldier Group – Fallen Soldier Cart Transfer

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Greetings,

My name is James Rea and I represent the Fallen Soldier Group at Alaska Airlines. We are a group of volunteers who ensure the fallen men and women of the military are treated with honor and respect when being transported by Alaska Airlines. It is also our goal to make the military escorts and families of the fallen as comfortable as possible during their trip on Alaska Airlines aircraft.

I am a 30-year retired Master Chief from the U.S. Navy and 32-year mechanic at Alaska Airlines. I am one of a network of volunteers who are contacted when a Fallen Soldier will be transported by Alaska Airlines. After notification the process begins and the Alaska Airlines Fallen Soldier Protocol is followed. Part of the process is the respectful transfer of the fallen to and from the aircraft.

Volunteers in Seattle are building a patriotic baggage cart for the Kansas City International Airport (MCI). The cart will travel from SeaTac, WA, May 11, 2022 and arrive in Ontario, CA, May 14, 2022, for a presentation to Run for the Wall 2022.

The Alaska Airlines Fallen Soldier Group respectfully request the assistance of the California Patriot Guard Riders to escort the MCI Fallen Soldier Cart from the California-Oregon State Line, to Ontario, California.

The Fallen Hero’s Cart Transfer will start at the Angle Lake Park, SeaTac, WA, 19408 International Blvd. SeaTac, WA, on May 11, 2022 and will arrive In Ontario, CA, May 14, 2022. The itinerary has been sent as a separate attachment. Request this itinerary be maintained during the transfer. Hotels which offer special rates are also in a separate attachment.

Very Respectfully,

James Rea
Alaska Airlines Fallen Soldier Group

Seattle contacts:

Los Angeles contacts:

Fallen Soldier Cart Open
MCI Fallen Soldier Cart Transfer Itinerary 2022
MCI Fallen Soldier Cart Transfer Hotels 2022