I arrive at the Wichita Falls Texas Municipal Airport terminal , park the bike, and see Kat. She rode in with Tex.
Barbara eating down a corny dog before the Mission starts.
The PGR members bikes at the terminal
This is James and Barbara. James is Barbara's Dad and he doesn't know that his Grandson, is also on the flight. Barbara's son, Chris, is a T/SGT in the USAF and is stationed at Fort Dix, NJ and is coming home for a few days to visit.
A look at the PGR members bikes..
Jody is here and in good spirits today. Jody runs Project Jody: A Cadence For Life. See this link for more: www.mycommitment.org/node/403
This is Alice & Larry with Ted & Tex in the background talking
Kat resting on one of the parking meters at the Wichita Falls Texas Municipal Airport
Ted arrives on his Can Am Spyder trike.
Two of our North Texas PGR Ride Captains, Joe & Ted talk outside the terminal
The Wichita Falls Texas Municipal Airport
Mike followed by Barbara and her father, James, head for the terminal to get James a good seat
Barbara and Kat by the entryway to the terminal
The PGR members and their bikes outside of the terminal as we wait for word on the planes arrival
Some of the PGR bikes. My Harley is parked behind the two white Goldwings
Ted talking with some fellow PGR members while Laura watches the doors of the terminal for a signal to get ready
Laura & Judy listen in as we get our final briefing by Mike
Joe, Tex, Mike and Ted outside the terminal. Those in Maroon Caps are North Texas PGR Ride Captains..
Ted & Gary talking outside the terminal
Kat and her mom, Genevieve outside the terminal as Tex walks up
Tex outside the terminal
Joe outside the Wichita Falls Texas Municipal Airport Terminal
Mike gives a TV interview about the PGR's participation in today's event.
Barbara takes a picture looking back as I take a picture forward. Those doors are where the troops and other passengers will come thru when the plane lands.
The PGR was intermingled with the families and friends inside the crowded terminal
Laura standing at her position and the Security Forces are waiting to welcome home some of their own from Afghanistan
The Major from the Security Forces at Sheppard AFB, gives a TV interview
Kat looks at me as I take her pic at her position, next to Joe, in the flag line inside the terminal
Mike is in the middle of the reception committee inside the terminal
Looking down the flag line inside the terminal
This little girl was waving the flag as she waited for her daddy to finally come home from Afghanistan
Laura talks with one of the folks waiting for the plane to land.
Laura is looking forward at the waiting group of people.
Looking down the flag line inside the terminal. Joe is next to me.
The returning troops are welcomed by their loved ones...
The returning troops from Afghanistan are surrounded by family and friends inside the Wichita Falls Texas Municipal Airport terminal
Some of the Security Forces from Sheppard AFB on hand to welcome home one of their own.
Some of the Security Forces from Sheppard AFB, at the terminal to welcome home some of their own from Afghanistan..
Some of the returning troops inside the terminal as Genevieve looks on.
Inside the terminal, the returning troops meet with their friends, fellow troops and loved ones.
One of the returning Security Force troops (camos) waiting for his ride to the base.
One of the returning Security Force troops awaiting his ride.
Judy loads the furled flags into the bags in the bed of the support truck
Officer Gary McLendon and PGR member Gary, talk after the mission. Officer Gary & I are former Co-workers and long time friends.
Left to right: Genevieve, Kat, Tex and Laura.
The last picture from this early afternoon PGR Mission is of Ted checking to see if anymore flags needed to be loaded into the bags on the support truck.
I had a great time on this mission and looked forward to being back for the 4 p.m. Mission where we would welcome back some more of our returning hero's from Afghanistan.
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Continue to pray for ALL of our troops both in and out of Harm's way, especially for Che Whitaker who is in the Afghanistan Theatre Of Operations.
Until next post, ya'll be careful out there, keep the rubber on the road, keep your head on a swivel and most importantly of all...................................RIDE SAFE!!! ......................JOHN