Remember Those Who Serve and Have Served Our Country This Memorial Day

Men and Women in Uniform Awards Ceremony
OCC Outreach OrganizationOperation Community Cares
Created in 2002, Operation Community Cares is a non-profit 501C3 organization that proactively supports the health and welfare of our American Servicemen and Women across the globe.

Far too often our service people may feel forgotten or unappreciated for their efforts and sacrifice. Operation Community Cares strives to insure that these men and women know that they are missed, appreciated and loved. One way OCC does this is through the mailing of “Care Packages”. The boxes are filled with snacks, candy and sundries, but really carry a special message to let them know we care and remember.

All of this is completed entirely through donations and volunteer support and has no employees or payroll.

Operation Community Cares has shipped in excess of 9000 boxes and is anticipating the largest shipping year yet in 2016 with a goal of shipping over 3000 boxes to our deployed.

We must never forget the sacrifice of the past and must recognize and support the sacrifice of the present.

2016 Men and Women in Uniform Awards Ceremony

A great evening hosted by the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce honoring men and women in Uniform! Incredible opportunity as well to meet Rob O’Neil of Seal Team Six, credited w taking Osama Bin Liden out! What a story! Congrats to @Chris Valenzuela & Chris Conely for being some of the honored! Hats off to you!

Monsters, Inc. Movie Night to benefit OCC

Movie Night to benefit OCC

Operation Community Cares Fundraiser on July 3, 2014

give love tour 2013 festival | November 9, 2013

This event has been put together by the MARCUS HEART Foundation and South West Airlines. We are trying to reach our Military Service members and their families to attend. We would appreciate your help in passing the word, it’s going to be a great day full of activities and entertainment. I was told that there are already 12 different well known bands who will be attending to entertain our Military.
Veterans-Day

Memorial – Cpl Joshua R. Ashley, 23, OEF , USMC , Saturday 20 Jul 2013

Originating City: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
We are honored the family of Joshua R. Ashley asks the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in their son’s Celebration of Life and 1 year anniversary of his passing.Cpl Joshua R. Ashley, 23, of Rancho Cucamonga, died July 19, 2012, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

On 1 AUG 12 the Patriot Guard Riders stood in honor at Ontario Airport as Cpl Ashley was returned to his family, and on 2 AUG 12 the Patriot Guard Riders participated in his funeral and Military Honors.

Saturday, 20 JUL 13 we again have the honor to pay our respects to Joshua and his family.  The United States Marine Corps will present Cpl Ashley the Bronze Star for his heroic action.

Note:  On 19 JUL 13, at 2000 hrs, we are invited to Joshua’s Remembrance Candle Light get together at Joshua’s city banner located Haven Ave and Arrow Highway.  (Banner located in front of the JC Penney Outlet store). This is not a mission, but you are welcome to attend.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this American Hero.

Time table for Saturday  20  Jul  2013
1515 – Stage at Central Park, 11200 Baseline Rd, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
1530 – Mission briefing
1545 – Proceed to Celebration of Life for flag line for Bronze Star presentation
Map link for this mission   –   http://goo.gl/maps/EKzLs
R/C : Paul Anderson
AKA Peacekeeper
Downey, CA
310.717.3656
panderson15680@aol.com

You do not have to be a Veteran or a motorcycle rider to attend this mission. Everyone is welcome. We encourage those who do not ride to attend in your car.  If this will be your first mission go to the initial staging area and you will be briefed there by the R/C (Ride Captain).  Dress for motorcycle riding or dress casually if you are driving a cage (car).

Please remember to share your condolences with the family at this link:

http://www.patriotguard.org/ALLForums/tabid/61/forumid/186/postid/2095494/view/topic/Default.aspx

Assemblyman Mike Morrell 40th District | Military Family Pancake Breakfast

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Assemblyman Mike Morrell 40th District
Invites you and your family to the first quarterly FREE
Military Family Pancake Breakfast

Veterans & active duty military welcome!

July 19, 2013 @ 8:30 am
Red Hill Community Park
7484 Vineyard Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga
To RSVP call (909) 466-9096
or for more information  visit
http://arc.asm.ca.gov/member/AD40

The 300th Army Band presents “Songs From the Homefront”

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Welcome Home/Wounded Warrior – SPC Marc V. Fernandez, 21, USA, Ontario, CA – 27 APR 2013

The PGR has been invited to assist in the welcome home and celebration for Army Specialist Marco Vincent Fernandez, Chino Hills HS class of 2010, 8th squadron, 1st cavalry regiment, US ARMY, Fort Lewis.

Marc was wounded the later part of October 2012 after spending only a short time in Afghanistan.  He was wounded by an IED while traveling in a striker vehicle.  He lost his right leg below the knee.  He is recently married and the father of one year old twins.  This will be his first time home since his injury.

Marc is arriving in Ontario on 27 APR 13.  The family is planning a Welcome Home Hero Celebration at 3pm at the American Legion Hall in Chino.  The Patriot Guard Riders are meeting Marc and his family at the airport and then accompanying them to Chino.  The PGR is also invited to stay and meet Marc and his family once we arrive at the American Legion Post.

NOTE:  This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this American Hero. For those interested, and all are welcome, please see the time table if you would like to participate.

Time table for Saturday  27  Apr  2013

1245 – Stage at Jack-in-the-Box, 1840 E. Holt Blvd., Ontario (Airport), CA 91761

1300 – Mission briefing.

1315 – KSU to arrival location. After arrival, KSU to Homecoming Location in Chino.
Map link for this mission   –   http://tinyurl.com/3ksvo6a

R/C : John E. Nanney
Hooter
R/C
951-288-5004

You do not have to be a Veteran or a motorcycle rider to attend this mission. Everyone is welcome. We encourage those who do not ride to attend in your car.  If this will be your first mission go to the initial staging area and you will be briefed there by the R/C (Ride Captain).   Dress for motorcycle riding or dress casually if you are driving a cage (car).

This mission involves an aircraft arrival.  Arrival times can change at the last minute so please check this thread for any last minute changes before leaving.   Please feel free to attend any portion of this mission you can.
http://www.patriotguard.org/ALLForums/tabid/61/forumid/132/postid/2035676/view/topic/Default.aspx

Military Family Support Group

Girl Scouts Troop 10654 secured donations of 312 boxes of cookies to send in our care packages at the next Package Shipping date of June 15, 2013.