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June Muster Information

JUNE 20-22, 2008

First, a heartfelt thank you to all who joined us at Three Points, AZ for our May operation. We appreciate your dedication to serve with us during the summer months!

As you know, the politics of special interests still 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.

Therefore, MCDC is requesting your presence June 20- 22, 2008 at the King’s Anvil Ranch, Three Points, to stand the lines once again for our 6th 2008 MINUTEMAN MUSTER.

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 June 20th
2:00 pm New Volunteer Training*
5:00 pm to Midnight Shift

Saturday June 21st
2:00 pm New Volunteer Training*
8:00 am to 4:00 pm Shift
5:00 pm to Midnight Shift

Sunday June 22nd
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. AZ State Land Permit

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 ½ 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. Also, 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 daysleepr@coxnet

If you would like to volunteer for Admin, please contact Marcia Ridgely at mr_r@cdemail.com

If you wish to be a Line Leader, please contact Mike Vyne at Alynda@aol.com.

Side arms are permitted but not required. Side arms must be holstered at all times. Long arms are discouraged and must be kept 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.

Overnight Camping:
For $1 day donation per person, at King’s Anvil Ranch the usual deluxe accommodations are available: Dry tent or RV camping, an enclosed sleeping area with cots available, porta-potties, coffee pot with fixings, bottled water, refrigerator, and a microwave. There are no hook ups or electric available.

NO PETS 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. 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 and showers are also available down the road from our base camp at an RV campground, Caballo Loco Ranch. Rates run $25 day full hook up, $15 per day no hook up. The campground is east of Hwy 286, down an 8 mile, normally well graded, dirt road. For reservations, contact Jim Steinman or Gayle Hooper at (520)419-0616 or (520)419-4245.

The closest hotels/motels are located in Tucson, right off of I-10 along S. Freeway Rd. and on Starr Pass Blvd.
16 Travelodge, 520-622-8089, $50 a night, continental breakfast
17 Howard Johnson, 520-622-5871, $50 a night, continental breakfast
18 La Quinta (520)624-4455, $89 a night, continental breakfast
19 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.

Mid-June in Pima County is usually hot with 90+ temperatures in the daytime, mid-60’s at night. Please check the weather service for more up to date forecasts. Bring sun screen and lots of water.

I look forward to seeing you all at the muster.

Mike Vyne, Chairman
AZ Muster Operating Committee
Minuteman Civil Defense Corps.

Arizona Contact Info

MCDC of Arizona

State Director
Lucy Garza
Phone 520 559-4095

Tucson Chapter

Chapter Director

Chapter Committee to Be Announced

520 559-4095

Phoenix Chapter

Chapter Director/Media Liaison
Phone: 520-829-3112
Chapter Chairman

To be announced

Lake Havasu Chapter

Chapter Director
To Be Announced

Prescott Chapter

Chapter Director
Mel Oliverson
Phone: 928-445-1930
Email: melosart@hotmail.com

Green Valley Chapter

Chapter Director
To Be Announced

Cochise County Chapter

Chapter Director
Bob Knobloch
Phone: 520-439-0423
Email: knobloch98@msn.com

La Paz County

Chapter Director
Rick Roland
928 916-2055

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