***************  UPDATED 11/20/10  0730 HRS******************

Hi ,

Staging Saturday   0845 Hrs .

Behind the Chittenango High School on Rt 5 .
This is on the West side of the village

We are going directly to the cemetery .

If you're riding your bike . Bring a kickstand plate for parking at the
cemetery .

Distance to the OakWood Cemetery  on Lake St, ..........  2 tenths of a mile

Thanks For All That You Do ,

Scott Smoke
Ride Capt
Region 3

 *************** UPDATED 11/19/10  1611 HRS *****************

Hi ,

Friday we should all be inside .
Some may be posted at an entrance for a short while .

We'll see the layout as we get there in the morning.

As always, this is a very fluid situation.
We will adapt and overcome.

Thanks ,
Scott Smoke
Ride Capt
Region 3

************** UPDATED 11/17/10  2345 HRS *****************

THURSDAY  11-18-2010   :

Attention  :  Motorcycle riders

To enter the Air National Guard Base ,  You will need Picture ID  ,
Reflective Vest or Belt .( NO EXCEPTIONS ) .


Staging  :  Marine  Reserve Training Center
1099  E.  Molloy Rd, Mattydale, NY, cor. of Townline Rd

This is South of the Syracuse Airport .

TIME  :   0820

Motorcycles will line up ALONG the length of the parking lot (road
side), just past the Tank in the front of the building ....Heading EAST .

Cars / Trucks will line up ALONG the length of the parking lot on the
building side.......... heading EAST .

ANG Base Security will be there to have you sign-in .   They will Escort us
onto the Base .

Depart  :   0840

If you miss this staging , you will not be getting on the
Base .
Go directly to the Zimmer Funeral Home in Chittenango .

here will be an Red Cross Vehicle with coffee and donuts . Bathroom
facilities will be available as will shelter if it is delayed.

Dress warm . Bring comfortable boots . We'll be standing for 45 - 60 min.

Plain caps are not allowed on the flight line . Hooded jackets are OK or the pullover hood / neck gaiters . Bring ear muffs for before airport and at the Funeral Home


- Begin original mission posting -

Hi Everyone ,

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced  the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. Edward H. Bolen, 25, of Chittenango, N.Y., died Nov. 10 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire and an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

Click here to leave condolences on National PGR Site.


As of this time ....Here is a tentative schedule.

Thursday (11-18-2010)  :  Time  ??  Unknown

Arrival at :  Syracuse International Airport .

Escort to : Zimmer Funeral Home
702 Legion Dr.   cor  Mohawk St.

Chittenango , NY

Click for directions.


Friday (11-19-2010 )  :   Wake / Calling Hours :   2 PM - 8 PM
Chittenango High School
Rt  5,  Chittenango, NY

Saturday (11-20-2010)  :  10 AM   Graveside Services

Oakwood Cemetery
Lake St  cor  Russell St.
Chittenango , NY


Questions  : Scott Smoke
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315 - 857 - 7060

Leo Griffin           ( Thurs - Fri ONLY)
315- 838 - 8875

Pat Christensen
315 - 727 - 2359

Thanks For All That You Do ,

Scott Smoke
Ride Capt
Region 3

The Times for Thurs are UnKnown as of yet .



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