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Out of respect to a grieving family that has so much to deal with, we make contact with them through the CAO (Casualty Assistance Officer).

We have worked hard to establish a relationship with several people at the Casualty Assistance Center, and they have been extremely supportive of our mission. They appreciate our respect for the military chain of command and communication - to go outside of this will not help the mission. It will only cause confusion.

The initial contact with Leavenworth and with the CAO assigned to help the family is made either by the State Captain, Assistant State Captain, or one of our Senior Ride Captains. By doing it this way, we can ensure that we carry out our mission in the most uniform and respectful manner.

All mission requests must be initiated by an immediate family member. In cases like group send offs or group welcome home missions the military must approve our presents or directly give the PGR an invitation. Do not solicit or ask if the PGR can attend any mission.

If you receive any requests for information or for a mission from a family member of a soldier or vet, please forward that request to the Missions email address: missions@mnpatriotguard.org

In addition, it is helpful if you contact your sector Ride Captain as well, or the State Captain or Assistant State Captain.

Thank you all for what you do and understanding the above protocol for contacting the families directly...

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There have been recent reports of telemarketers in other states claiming to represent PGR, and trying to sell "membership" in the Patriot Guard. There are no membership fees, as noted in our mission statement.

Con artists use membership or donation scams to obtain credit card information. If you or anyone you know receives a call offering membership in the PGR or Minnesota Patriot Guard, do not provide any personal information, especially credit card numbers or Social Security numbers. Notify your police department immediately, and send an email to: missions@mnpatriotguard.org so we can be aware if this is happening in our state.

Remind your families and friends: The Patriot Guard does not charge membership fees.

(~) Mission Scope - ver Dec 2010 - (PDF)

(~) Mission Info (What to expect and what you need)

(~) Operations Security (OPSEC) - (pdf)

(~) Member Code of Conduct - (pdf)

(~) Safety Guidelines (ver 1, 03/20/2011)( PDF)

(~) Stagered Riding Guidelines (HTML)

(~) MN Patriot Guard Mounted Flag Policy (22 May 10)

(~) Avoid Heat Illness Tips (What to look for & to do)

(~) Leadership Descriptions, 11-15-15 (PDF)

(~) Minnesota Patriot Guard Bylaws (PDF)

(~) Location Lookup (Google Maps)

(~) Weather Lookup (Weather.com)

(~) Backpatch Guidelines (HTML)


(~) How the Patriot Guard Riders Started

(~) Order of Precedence United States Armed Forces(HTML)

(~)Information on "Motorcycle Vest and Jacket Patch and Pin Guidelines" and "Auto and Motorcycle Flag Display Guidelines for Non-Military Vehicles" is included in the United States Flag Manual, pages 16-24.

(~) Patriot Guard Group Prayer)

(~) When a Soldier Crys, By Ron Mackedanz

(~) We'll Be There, By Ron Mackedanz

(~) 2008 Memorial Day Speech, Apple Valley American Legion, Post 1776, by "Birdie"

(~) Motorcycle laws by state

Members, if you have other items that would be helpful to you to have on this page please email your idea to me: Tim Leonhardt

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