Thursday, February 24, 2011

Marines coming home to Orlando

All Points Bulletin!  Spread the word!  There are about 50 Marine Reservists arriving back from Afghanistan into Orlando tomorrow (Thurs.) or on Friday.  The Direct Support Motor Transport Company A11 (Alpha one one)  from the Military Reserve Center normally would have been gone for 6 months but ended up serving abt 10 months.  The time of arrival and method of transportation is still being arranged from where they currently are located in North Carolina.  Ideally they would like to arrive as a group at one time instead of being staggered out...but hey, we know how things work out with the military sometimes!!!  These Marines have had some particularly rough times - providing transportation of things with frequent hazards of IED (improvised explosive devices) and deserve a nice, big WELCOME HOME!

If you want to be a part of their Welcome Home, let me know ASAP so that you will be notified as soon as the local command and I know.  The site will be the Reserve Center off Tradeport Drive near the Orlando Int'l Airport OR the airport itself.  Time has yet to be determined.  We want to form a communication tree - Spread the word, let folks know that local warriors are coming home!  Plan to bring your flags, cookies, welcome signs and hugs!

Cathy Haynes
Member/supporter of numerous veteran and military organizations

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