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On March 30, Marines from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Motorcycle Club rode throughout the National Capital Region to promote motorcycle safety. The club’s main focus is to promote safety as well as become an active participant in the community.

“Our main goal is to have fun, but also to keep Marines safe while they are doing something they love,” said Gunnery Sgt. Keith Halfey, club president.

The HHMC was started in 2010 by Marines stationed at Henderson Hall, and currently has 50 active members. Within the past few years, there have been numerous deaths involving motorcycle accidents and military personnel.

“I like being a part of the Henderson Hall Motorcycle Club; it’s a great way to meet other Marines, and we get to do what we love,” said Halfey.

Many of the functions of the club include completing various community service acts throughout the D.C. metropolitan areas. Some of the community services include assisting Wounded Warriors, attending memorial services, honoring past war veterans and volunteering at the Quantico Marine Corps Museum. Club meetings are held every first Thursday of the month. The club is open to all who enjoy riding their motorcycle. There is no charge for joining the club. All interested members are asked to review the rules and regulations in Marine Corp Order 5100.19F, which addresses wearing proper personal protective equipment helmet, full finger gloves, long sleeve shirt/jacket, and sunglasses. Also, interested members are required to contact the HH Safety office at 703-693-2501 for safety requirements. For more club information, contact Gunnery Sgt. Keith Halfey at keith.halfey@usmc.mil.