Operation “THE HEAT GOES ON!”
MCDC is requesting your presence July 20-22 to stand the lines once again for a weekend operation dubbed “The Heat Goes On!” Our efforts are to help Border Patrol and National Guard stop the invasion of our sovereign nation.
AZ MCDC has expanded its geographical area of operations. We have new sectors, new ranches, and new operational tactics that will better utilize our volunteer resources.
Never have our border watches here in Arizona been so important. The Border Patrol is determined but very busy. We want to help these brave and dedicated Americans by contributing our eyes and ears, thereby helping them cover more territory. This country needs you to be another of defense.
Volunteers need to be keenly aware that the bad guys are emboldened, and never has the chance of encountering criminals been higher.
DATES: Friday evening, July 20 through Sunday morning, July 22
- Three Points Arizona, Altar Valley
- Green Valley Arizona, Pima & Santa Cruz Counties, TBA
Because of the extreme daytime heat, we will run only evening and night shifts. Those volunteers interested in Green Valley must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday July 20 - 5:00 pm to midnight, Altar Valley
Friday July 20 - 5:00 pm to midnight, Green Valley (Must RSVP)
Friday, July 20 – Midnight Fri. night to 8:00 am Saturday morning, Altar Valley
Saturday, July 21 - 5:00 pm to midnight, Altar Valley
Saturday, July 21 - 5:00 pm to midnight, Green Valley (Must RSVP)
Saturday, July 21 – Midnight Sat. night to 8:00 am Sunday morning, Altar Valley
You MUST sign in 1 hour prior to your shift.
Training for new volunteers will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday afternoons at Altar Valley only.
SECTOR CHIEF: Gene Cafarelli, Arizona State Director
OPERATION SUPERVISORS: Lance Altherr, Bob Price
COMMUNICATIONS SUPERVISOR: Steve Lane
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 application, go to:
Green Valley Operations:
We will be taking only 12 volunteers to Green Valley per shift. You must RSVP to email@example.com to get on the list for that location, and 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 if you have one, 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. Please come prepared to the shift briefing 1 hour prior to being posted. If your shift starts at 5:00 pm, please be on site 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 wish to be a Line Leader, please contact Bob Price at email@example.com.
MCDC allows side arms, but side arms must 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 suspension or 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. Base camp showers will not be available at this muster. 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 are welcome there.
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 is 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. Note: It will be faster and easier if you complete your registration form before coming to the muster. You can find the form and instructions online at www.minutemanhq.com/hq. Click on “Volunteer” at the left side.
Will be held at 2:00 pm 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 admin 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.
July in Pima County is extreme. You can expect warm nights with low temperatures in the 70’s. Daytime temps will range in the high 90’s to 110 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 Marcia Ridgely at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your time and service to continue sending the message to our politicians that the American people demand the government fulfills its obligation to us by securing the border.
Please stay tuned for further developments and information.