OUR MISSION: It is the mission of the Ohio Valley Minutemen to prepare all individuals so that they may serve and protect our Country, our Communities, our Families and our Rights.
Our Country: Serve your country by being prepared to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. To provide vital Local information and assistance in times of need.
Our Communities: Natural disasters, riots, and other emergencies happen...being prepared is key. This way we may help others in our community who were not yet prepared. You may also help serve your community by gaining skills, knowledge and participating in community events.
Our Rights: To uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitutions of our Several States. To oppose any form of tyranny within the United States of America.
WHO WE ARE: Ohio Valley Minutemen is an unorganized Citizen's volunteer Militia. We affirm the individual's inherent right to self-defense.We are your neighbors. We are here to gather like minded people who are willing to serve this great country, protect our community and preserve our rights.
“Take your average American, and thrust him into a position where he must defend his way of life or family against terrorism, tyranny, rampant crime, a natural disaster, or any other threat or emergency. To what degree should he train? What kind of gear should he have? Add to these the facts that he is working a steady job, has a great deal of family commitments, and would still like to see a football game or a movie now and then. You will find that he has very little time to train, very little money to spend on gear, and very little energy left to pursue the causes of freedom. That's a fairly decent picture of your average person today. Only the most determined dedication can overcome these obstacles. We, as a group have committed ourselves to that ideal.”
WHAT WE OFFER: We offer a lifetime of brotherhood, training, and information so that you can ready your family and yourself as an individual. Training meetings will consist of things as simple as studying the constitution, reading a map, or eating good BBQ food at the park....to such vital and complex training as first aid, disaster preparedness, firearms safety/training, home security operations and more. We offer a chance to make a difference.
WHAT WE ARE NOT: Some members of media and government like to depict us as “extremist,” and “gun nuts.” This is in no way accurate. We believe they do this to try and break our spirit and the unity which occurs naturally in all the citizens of this great country. We believe they do this to deflect attention from the corruption that is at the core of our Nation's problems.They may also say we are involved in illegal activities. This also is highly inaccurate. The Ohio Valley Minutemen are not affiliated with any political parties, religious factions or hate groups, and does not engage in any illegal activity. Period.
WHO CAN JOIN?: We define the Militia as "all citizens capable of bearing arms" We believe if you are an American Citizen you already are a member. Though, anyone can join the Unit we do have suggested standards and requirements for our members. We do ask you to be at least 18 years of age, have no felony convictions, and are not affiliated with any type of hate groups. All members are required to submit an application, and may be subject to criminal background and/or drug tests. Former military service, medical, law enforcement and constitutional law experience are all considered major pluses on your application.
For more information on Ohio Valley Minutemen requirements, training, and meetings or if you have any questions feel free to contact us for a detailed information packet.
With your commitment and the help of all Ohio Valley Minutemen members, our families can all be prepared...
“We do so solemnly swear to the best of our ability, that we will preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitutions of the Several States.”
"A well regulated Militia being necessary for the survival of a Free State, the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
'“A people that values its privileges above its principles, soon loses both.”
-Dwight D Eisenhower-