The South West Loop Ride
Apr. 30th - May 4th........ organized by Mark Nevatt
Photos for 2012, 2013
Contact Mark for information about the annual rides;

2014- 3rd Annual South West Loop Ride            
DAY 1 (April 30):  We will begin from Skip Fordyce Harley Davidson located in Riverside, California, as they will graciously be sending us off. You should arrive at 10:00am at the the dealership. We will then depart at 12:00p.m. with our stomachs full as they will be providing us with food. We will then venture towards Big Bear Mountain (elevation 6,700') and then down the backside into Yucca Valley, into 29 palms riding through Desert Hot Springs and then arriving for our first evening at the Best Western in Palm Springs. The American Legion, Post 519, of Palm Springs, California, will be opening their doors once again to greet us with a BBQ, drinks and some social time.

DAY 2 (May 1): We will begin our 2nd day riding from Palm Springs to the "Las Vegas Mini Reunion!"  That's right, we will lodging the next three nights at the Southpointe Hotel and Casino, so be sure to click the link below to register for both the reunion and hotel registration. From there, we will be venturing out Friday and Saturday for some scenic rides.

DAY 3 (May 2): We will be heading out to "Hoover Dam!"
100 miles / RT / Approximately, 5-6 hours

Day 4 (May 3):  We will be heading out to "The Valley of Fire!"
150 miles / RT / Approximately, 5 hours

DAY 5 (May 4):  Head back to Riverside, CA.

4th Annual Combat Control Reunion; Las Vegas Baby!

Click here for more information about the ride and/or to donate to the SOWF.

Below; Steve Flock, Deb Argel Bastian, Greg Hataway, and Mark Nevatt.... Supporting our TROOPS!

Letters for Logan; by Deb Argel Bastian

"Letters for Logan" is the heartfelt story of a mother's timeless love for her son, and the legacy she is compelled to leave her grandson. Air Force Capt. Derek Argel, 28, was larger-than-life--athletic, loving, dedicated, loyal and above all, a son to Debbie, husband to Wendy and father to Logan. Within days of his tragic death in the line of duty on Memorial Day of 2005 in Iraq, the first letter to Logan arrived. Then another came, and they kept coming, from friends, colleagues, warriors and family. They still arrive, even years after the Combat Controller's death, each one weaving an enduring portrait for a little boy of his fallen father, gone too soon. Proceeds from this book will go to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, rated as a four-star charity by Charity Navigator. The foundation provides full scholarship grants, educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions, and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families. The family of Capt. Derek Argel believes wholeheartedly in the mission of the foundation. "First there, That Others may Live"    Purchase Here and many other outlets.