FEBRUARY MUSTER INFORMATION
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FEBRUARY 15-17 2008
2nd 2008 MINUTEMAN MUSTER
FUN, FELLOWSHIP, PATRIOTISM
2nd 2008 MINUTEMAN MUSTER. The politics of special interests leave Border Patrol under-manned, under-funded, and alone in the battle against Illegal Immigration and increasingly violent drug smugglers. This country needs you to be another line of defense.
MCDC is requesting your presence February 15-17 at the King’s Anvil Ranch, Three Points, to stand the lines once again for our
This month’s schedule is as follows, and you must sign in one hour prior to shift time unless you need New Volunteer Training*:
Friday Feb 15th 2:00 pm New Volunteer Training*
5:00 pm to 1:00 am Shift
Saturday Feb 16th 2:00 pm New Volunteer Training*
8:00 am to 4:00 pm Shift
11:00 am to 2:00pm “Amnesty Trail Lay up” Tour
5:00 pm to 1:00 am Shift
Sunday Feb 17th No New Volunteer Training
8:00 am to 3:00 pm Shift
* All volunteers attending their first AZ muster must receive New Volunteer training prior to sitting post on a shift.
If you want to volunteer during this weekend and are NOT registered, please visit our website at www.minutemanhq.com and register. You must bring your ID card and wear it at all times.
Please have with you a valid AZ State Land Permit, which expires one year from the month of purchase. Hunting and fishing licenses grant access to state land only when a person is in the actual act of hunting or fishing. For purchase or renewal of an AZ state land permit, please go to the following link, print the application, and mail it in right away, as it may take 2 weeks to receive. http://www.land.state.az.us/programs/natural/rec_permit.pdf
At King’s Anvil Ranch the usual deluxe accommodations are available: An enclosed sleeping area with cots available, porta-potties, coffee pot with fixings, bottled water, and a microwave. Check below for other places to stay in the area, but be sure to contact the campground or motel for current rates, as they may change throughout the winter.
DIRECTIONS to King’s Anvil Ranch, Altar Valley HQ:
Take Rt 86 (Ajo Hwy) West from Tucson to Three Points (Robles Junction). From there, take RT 286 South to mile marker 38. Go past that mile marker about 300 yards and make a right turn onto a dirt road. This is the entrance to the King’s Anvil Ranch. Go approximately ˝ mile to the main camping area. Please keep your speed down on this private road and park in the open field on the right that has been designated for parking
Volunteers should come to post prepared with a cell phone, cooler with water/food, lawn chair, binoculars, dressed appropriately for the terrain and weather, night vision and two-way radios if you have them. Please get an earpiece for your radio if you can. Come prepared to the shift briefing 1 hour prior to being posted. For example, if your shift starts at 5:00 pm, please be in the briefing area at 4:00 p.m.
If you would like to volunteer for a communications shift during your stay, please contact Steve Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to volunteer for Admin, please contact Marcia Ridgely at email@example.com
If you wish to be a Line Leader, please contact the Tucson Chapter Leader at Tucsonmm@msn.com
Side arms are permitted but not required. Side arms must be holstered at all times. Long arms are discouraged and must be kept locked in your vehicle at all times. Concealed side arms require a CCW permit. Violations of weapons rules are grounds for immediate suspension or termination from MCDC. Please carefully review the Training Manual and SOP about gun safety and handling while with MCDC. There is no excuse for improper gun handling.
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. PETS MUST BE SECURED ON POST. Any pet brought to camp must be on a leash at all times or in your tent/RV, and you must clean up after your pet. Porta Potties will be provided as usual, but there will be no base camp showers. Remember, you are camping on private property where the land owners live and operate the ranch daily, so please keep your site clean and free of trash. Do not leave food items out as 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 showers and are happy to accommodate MCDC volunteers.
Camping is also available down the road from our base camp with hookups at an RV campground, Caballo Loco Ranch. Rates run $15 day full hook up, $10 per day no hook up. This is located on Hwy 286, and has an 8 mile, dirt road before getting to the campground, normally well graded. They also are happy to accommodate MCDC volunteers. Contact Clifford Rhoads at 520-449-0616 for reservations.
Hotels/motels are located in Tucson, right off of I-10 along S. Freeway Rd. and on Starr Pass Blvd.
· Travelodge, 520-622-8089, $76 a night, continental breakfast
· Howard Johnson, 520-622-5871, $68 a night, continental breakfast
· La Quinta (520)624-4455, $95 a night, continental breakfast
· Motel 6, 520-624-2516, at your own risk
*Note: Rates are plus tax and may vary; please call your selected hotel for current rates and availability.
February in Pima County is usually still warm during the daytime with temps 55-75, night time dips down a bit with temps 30-40. Check the weather service for more up to date weather forecasts. Guaranteed, though, it will be cold at night out on post. Please bring appropriate clothing. Walmart sells both hand and foot warmers that work very well, and a thermos with hot coffee, tea, or cocoa is a big plus.
Tucson Chapter Leader
Minuteman Civil Defense Corps.