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Snowball Express Mission

Snowball Express 2017

Jamaica, New York - 09 Dec 2017


Snowball Express honors the children of our fallen military service members by sending them on a four day holiday with amusement parks and more.
Check here for information: https://www.snowballexpress.org/about/

We have been asked to escort the family buses from the hotel to the airport.
Read special information below for Mission details.

If you wish to be admitted to the American Airlines Terminal at JFK, you MUST send your name and date of birth to john.fenech@aa.com for TSA screening.

Primary Staging Time: 5:00 A.M.

Hilton New York - JFK
144-02 135th Avenue
Jamaica, New York - 11436

Ride Captain:

Wayne Cohen

Special Instructions:

It's that time of year again and American Airlines JFK would like the Patriot Guard Riders to once again participate in our Snowball Express departure celebration at JFK. This years flight is December 9th, departing at 7:55 am. The families will be staying at the JFK Hilton as in the past. The bus will depart the Hilton Hotel to bring the families to JFK at 5:45am. You will have PAPD and FDNY escort. Parking will be available at the terminal on the outer roadway upstairs departure level. Cages are asked to come straight to JFK and be here by 5:30AM to get their gate passes and set up the flag line. Motorcycle escort of the bus with our Gold Star Families onboard to JFK should get you here by 6:00AM. Once you escort to upper level inner roadway you are asked to park the bikes on the center median.

As in the past I need members who know they are attending to email me their name and date of birth as it appears on the photo ID they will be presenting to get through security. Please send to John.Fenech@aa.com

This needs to be done by noon Dec 8th. Please advise everyone they will be going through TSA security as if they are traveling on a plane so plan accordingly. Please provide flags. Thank you again for your support.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 09 Dec, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 5:30 A.M.

American Airlines
Terminal 8
Departures - Upper Level
Park on outer roadway.
JFK Airport
Jamaica, New York

Ride Captain:

John Fenech

Special Instructions:

Please be inside AA Terminal by 5:30 to meet John Fenech for your Gate Pass.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted by:
Wayne Cohen

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