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August 15-17, 2008

First, a heartfelt thank you to all who joined us at Three Points, AZ for our July operation. We truly appreciate your dedication to serve with us during the hot AZ 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.

You may be aware that the volume of traffic at the King Anvil ranch, our HQ for the past several years, has dropped dramatically. This is due to several things.

1. The fence at Sasabe.

2. More and experienced Border Patrol agents.

3. Closure of mountain passes Into the Altar Valley By Border Patrol.

4. Long term work by Minuteman personnel.

This drop in traffic has allowed us (at least temporarily) to respond to request from other ranchers who have requested our help.

***Therefore, MCDC is requesting your presence August 15-17, 2008 at the Oswald Cattle Co. Dave Parker ranch Near Amato, AZ. 35 miles south of Tucson, to stand the lines once again for our 8th 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, August 15th
2:00 pm New Volunteer Training*
5:00 pm to Midnight Shift** (potential dusk to dawn shift- yet to be approved)

Saturday, AUGUST 16th
2:00 pm New Volunteer Training*
8:00 am to 4:00 pm Shift
5:00 pm to Midnight Shift ** (potential dusk to dawn shift- yet to be approved)

Sunday, August 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 a registered MCDC Volunteer, 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. (Click on the link here): AZ State Land Permit

DIRECTIONS: to Oswald Cattle Co.. HQ: Take Interstate 19 (The Nogales Freeway) to Amato. (Arivica road exit) Km 42. Note: The Markers on this highway are the only ones in the U.S. marked in kilometers, the frontage road markers are in Miles (confusing). Turn left (East) and cross under I19 past the frontage road to the marked gate of the ranch.

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.

Specific areas to volunteer:

PLEASE, If you would like to volunteer for Admin, contact Gene Cafarelli at gcfarelli@minutemanhq.com

If you would like to volunteer for a communications shift during your stay, please contact Steve Lane at daysleepr@cox.net

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:
Dry tent or RV camping, is available at the ranch. Porta-potties, coffee pot with fixings, bottled water. 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.

The closest motels are Best Western (520) 625-2250 and the Holiday Inn (520) 625-0900 in Green Valley, AZ (about 10 miles north of the Dave Parker Ranch) on I-19. Inquiry is being made about a Minuteman rate.

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

Mid-August 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. Monsoon rain is also probable

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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