June 2007 Muster
Operation “Keep it Hot”
Please read entire announcement, there are many changes…
Announcing the June 2007 Muster in Arizona.
MCDC is requesting your presence June 15th, 16th, and 17th to stand the lines once again for a weekend operation dubbed ‘Keep it Hot’. Our efforts are to help Border Patrol and National Guard to stop the amnesty invasion of our sovereign nation.
Never has the border situation here in Arizona been so dangerous. National Guard has tipped its hand -they are not here to stop anyone -the drug cartels and human smugglers know that and are running rampant. The Border Patrol is undermanned and under funded. This country needs you to be the third line of defense.
Volunteers need to be keenly aware that the bad guys are emboldened -never has the chance of encountering violent criminals been higher.
We have developed new tactics, and have expanded our geographical area of operational observations -we have new sectors, new ranches and new operational tactics that will better utilize our volunteer resources. We have new equipment and other surprises that will ensure a better ratio of sightings that lead to apprehensions by Border Patrol.
DATES: Friday June 15th thru Sunday June 17th, 2007
1.) Three Points Arizona, Altar Valley, King's Anvil Ranch
2.) Green Valley Arizona, Pima & Santa Cruz Counties, TBA
Schedule as follows:
Friday June 15th 5:00 pm to 12:00 am Altar Valley
Saturday June 16th 12:00 am to 8:00 am Altar Valley
Saturday June 16th 4:00 pm to 12:00 am Altar Valley
Saturday June 16th 4:00 pm to 12:00 am Green Valley (Must RSVP)
Sunday June 17th 12:00 am to 8:00 am Altar Valley
You MUST sign in 1 hour prior to your shift. Green Valley Shift Must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
SECTOR CHIEF: Lance Altherr, Tucson Chapter Director
OPERATION SUPERVISORS: Carmen Mercer, Steve Lane, Bob Price
LINE AND SHIFT SUPERVISORS: To Be Announced
For equipment and supply lists -what to bring, etc. Go to http://www.minutemanhq.com/hq/borderops.php
To get your State Land Permit, go to this web page:
Green Valley Operations:
We will be running our first Green Valley operations during this weekend. We have only a limited amount of volunteers we will be taking (aprox. 10). You must RSVP to email@example.com to get on the list. You will be given directions if you are selected for this operation. We will be working on Private Property, but it is adjoining Sate Land, so you will need your State Land Permit just in case.
DIRECTIONS to Kings Anvil Ranch, Altar Valley HQ:
Take Rt 86 (Ajo Hwy) West from Tucson to Three Points Arizona. From there, take RT 286 South to mile marker 38. Go past that mile marker about 300 yards and make a right hand turn onto a dirt road, this is the entrance to the King Anvil Ranch. Go aprox ˝ mile to the main camping area. Do not park in the main house area, park in the open field that has been designated for parking. Please keep your speed down, this is a private road.
Each volunteer is asked to come prepared to post with a personal two way radio, a cell phone, cooler with water/food, lawn chair, binoculars, dressed appropriately for the terrain and weather, night vision if you have it. You are asked to get an earpiece for your radio if you can. You are asked to come prepared to the shift briefing 1 hour prior to being posted. If your shift starts at 4PM, please be on site at 3PM.
MCDC AZ Communications Center will be running 24/7. If you would like to volunteer for a communications shift during your stay, please contact Steve Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have what it takes to be a line leader? If you are interested, please contact Lance at email@example.com
MCDC allows side arms. All side arms are to be holstered at all times. Long arms are now permitted but must be kept in your vehicle. Concealed side arms require a CCW permit. Violations of this are grounds for dismissal. Please review your Training Manual and SOP about gun safety and handling while with MCDC. There is no excuse for improper gun handling. Carrying a sidearm is not required.
You will be able to camp at the base camp in tents or dry RV camping. There are no hook ups or electric provided. MCDC asks for a $1 per night, per person camp fee at base camp as a donation. You will pay that fee upon registration, cash only. We are operating on private property. You may bring a pet, however PETS MUST BE SECURED ON POST. Any pet brought will be on a leash at all times or in your tent/RV. Please clean up after your pet as well. Showers are now available at the base camp. Porta Potties will be provided, as usual. Remember, you are camping on private property and the land owners live there and operate the ranch daily. Please keep your site clean and free of trash. Do not leave food items out, critters run rampant there.
Camping with hook ups is available at the Tucson Rifle Club on Rt 86 in Three Points. Please contact them at 520-822-5189 for information on fees and reservations. They also have tent camping available and shower accommodations. MCDC volunteers Welcomed.
Camping is also available down the road from our base camp with hookups. It is an RV campground. “Caballo Loco Ranch”. Rates run $15 day full hook up, $10 per day no hook up. Please contact Clifford Rhoads at 520-449-0616 for reservations. This is located on Hwy 286 and has an 8 miles dirt road before getting to the campground, well graded. They are happy to accommodate MCDC volunteers.
Hotels are located in Tucson. Tucson is a 40 minute trip, one way. We highly recommend the La Quinta Hotel on Starr Pass Blvd at exit #259 off I-10. They charge aprox $53 + tax per night and it's aprox 25 minute drive from base camp. Contact them at 520-624-4455 for reservations. They provide a free continental breakfast from 6AM-9AM each morning.
Travelodge, 520-622-8089, $43 a night
Howard Johnson, 520-622-5871, $54 p/n
Motel 6, 520-624-2516, at your own risk
*Note: Rates may vary, please call your selected hotel for current rates and availability.
All new volunteers will fill out a registration form on site, go through a background check on site, be interviewed and attend the mandatory training class prior to being allowed to take a post. You must be 18 years old to become a Minuteman. There is a $50 registration fee, waived for any CCW Permit holder. If you are racist or a felon, please do not waste your time.
Will be held 2 hours prior to the evening shift on Friday and Saturday. New Minutemen are required to take this class prior to going on the lines. There is no exception. Come to class prepared with paper/pen, a personal printed copy of the Standard Operating Procedures and Training Manual. You can get these items from www.minutemanhq.com free of charge.
will check into the HQ office upon arrival to sign-in, sign up for the shift of your choice, go through admins to update our database, and receive a temporary ID Card if you do not have your Permanent ID Card. You MUST sign-up for your shift every day you plan on operating.
June in Pima County is Extreme. You can expect warm to cool nights with temperatures down in the 50s and 60s. Daytime temps will range in the high 90s to 110s some days. Typically we experience cloudless days with bright sunshine, please bring sun block.. You are advised to come prepared with layered clothing to keep you cool.
Thank you for being an MCDC Volunteer. You are a credit to your nation and a dedicated Patriot. We look forward to making this a successful event with you. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Lance Altherr via email and he will help you in any way he can. We appreciate your time and duty to attend and help send a message to our government and fellow Americans.
Please stay tuned for further developments and information.
Tucson Chapter Leader