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    Third Army/ARCENT rally promotes motorcycle safety



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    U.S. Army Central   

    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – Third Army/ARCENT will conduct a motorcycle safety rally to educate soldiers on safe riding practices starting at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 24 at Patton Hall.

    The event, aimed at promoting preventative actions to ensure motorcycle riders are affected in a positive way, also includes a mentorship ride to Lake Wateree.

    During the rally, Lt. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, Third Army/ARCENT commanding general, members of 20th Fighter Wing and local law enforcement agencies will mentor Third Army soldiers to increase rider safety.

    Rider’s motorcycles will be checked they are safe to ride before the roughly 40 riders depart for an hour long ride to Lake Wateree.

    Third Army/U.S. Army Central soldiers are experts in the Middle East and central Asia. With a forward HQ in Kuwait as well as the main HQ collocated with U.S. Air Force Central at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C., Third Army shapes the regional environment and is the critical cog to sustaining coalition military operations in the region. Our presence preserves peace, but if prevention fails, Third Army is ready tonight.

    To learn more about the Third Army, visit or visit them on Facebook at

    Editor’s note: Media interested in attending the motorcycle safety rally must confirm with the Third Army Public Affairs Office no later than 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 803-885-8878 or email Media is not permitted on Shaw Air Force Base without prior coordination and must have vehicle registration, proof of insurance and driver’s license. Upon confirmation, media must meet at the Shaw AFB Visitor’s Center no later than 7:50 a.m. Aug. 24.



    Date Taken: 08.20.2012
    Date Posted: 08.21.2012 12:39
    Story ID: 93575
    Location: SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, SC, US 

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