As Arizona's largest group of law-abiding, Constitutional Patriots we strive to improve our community and to help our members improve their skill set. We assist our local communities in cases of emergency, disaster and upon request of the governor. The ASM is the only militia in regular contact with the state government.
Our membership is comprised of working class joes, white collar professionals, veterans, retirees and professional instructors; from the military and private sector. We pride ourselves in providing the training necessary to enhance and grow while developing teamwork and camaraderie. As a member of the Arizona State Militia, you will have the chance to excel and perfect your capability as a militiaman.
We are encouraging all citizens of Arizona to participate with a patriot group and serve the local community. The ASM does not condone, coerce, promote, or practice any type of anti-government activities, or discrimination based on religion, race, gender, or political affiliation.
I want to personally welcome you to the Arizona State Militia. Established in 2011, we continue to build relationships with patriot group communities throughout our state. We actively pursue security and relief efforts in support of our citizenry, local sheriffs and the National Guard upon request.
We look forward to training with you.
Concept of the Operation:
The assessment process will identify individual, team and unit participation, strengths and weaknesses. At all times, regardless of schedule and activity, ASM leaders will be constantly evaluating ASM members and units.
The state command will evaluate unit readiness for tactical operations at the team and squad level. Areas of evaluation include, but are not limited to; Tactical communication, movement and maneuver.
Additionally, areas such as; teamwork, organization, decision making, field craft, OPSEC, security, planning, and other areas will be evaluated.
Force on Force
Saturday morning will begin with rehearsals and mission planning. Units will be provided assistance and coaching by combat veterans to prepare and refine their drills, movement, maneuvers and plans.
Saturday afternoon will be scenario based training. One or more scenarios will have Observer/ Controllers (OC) that will operate the exercise. The OCs will create casualties and chaos to the situation in order to provide a learning experience. This may also. Be done in response to lack of decision making, lack of movement, lack of communication.
1: Attack and Defend
2: Escort and pursuit
3: Force on force
Classes: Gun Trusts and Tax Stamps: Instructor is the owner operator of a gun store with extensive knowledge of the process to purchase and identify firearms and attachments requiring tax stamps as well as obtaining a gun trust. Using firearm examples, you will learn how to identify modifications requiring registration, learn the process of purchasing and registering any item meeting this criteria. Additionally, what a gun trust is, how it benefits you and how to get one.
First Aid Kit Scenario: Instructor is an EMT with relevant experience. Groups will be provided a scenario and 20 possible first aid items. Each group will be allowed to select 10 items. Discussion will follow to determine why each group chose their specific items and why not the others.
Knot Tying: Instructor is an Army Ranger that passed the knot test in ranger school. Common knots will be covered to use in everyday situations such as; tying down gear, securing equipment, rigging tents and tarps or other similar situations. Students will be provided the materials to learn the knots and will be evaluated on tying at least one knot using the Go/NoGo standard.
Bushcraft Fire: Instructor Is an outdoorsman and bush-crafter continually perfecting his survival skills.
Part 1. How to make an effective birds nest. Along with tender materials. Part 2. Proper use and care of a Ferro rod.
Part 3 Flint and steel.
Part 4. Magnifying glass.
Part 4. Making charred material. And easy to make homemade fire starting media. Cotton balls and Vaseline.
What Instructor will provide for the class. Birds nest material, and tender materials. Ferro rods as loaners. If they wish to purchase one they can. I will provide flint and steel as loaners. Cotton balls and Vaseline. Charing material.
What students need to supply is an empty Altoids/ Snus / small tin that shuts tight and is no larger than say 5x5x2 inches no hinged lids must be press shut. Magnifying glass or frensel lens. This should cost less than 7 dollars to purchase. Please note that good will and the salvation army are great sources for both and could bring down the cost.
Trapping: Instructor is an avid hunter and Trapper here in Arizona. Materials will be provided showing different types of traps, materials (both purchased and scavenged) to construct traps and how to set the traps. Students will work in small groups with some being able to attempt to set an appropriate trap or snare for small game.
2m Antenna Kit: Instructors are Extra Class amateur radio operators involved with multiple organizations and support operations using ham bands. They have spent the last year obtain their license, building antennas and expanding the capabilities.
All materials will be provided. Groups from each company will learn how to construct, use and disassemble a 2m antenna. Each company will be able to keep one antenna to add to their supply inventory. This is the first step in expanding our radio capability and usage as we begin to venture in to amateur bands.
Surveillance: Working in small teams groups will surveil an area and document everything they see. If you have a non-weapon mounted optic feel free to bring it along. This exercise is timed and will be explained in detail. After completing the task the groups will be shown where everything is and be provided instruction on how to better observe and identify.
Field Expedient Antenna: This class is TENTATIVE. Instruction on using common materials to make two types of antennas to increase radio range. The purpose of these antennas is to demonstrate methods that will work better than what you have even if you have no existing knowledge on bandwidth, antenna types and uses, formulas or other specifics to the frequencies you are attempting to operate on. These antennas are in common use within the United States Military on VHF bands. These will work well on the 6m band which is commonly used by search and rescue.
Vehicle Assault and Search: Instructors come from the military and law enforcement with varied experience and training. Methods and techniques used to assault a vehicle safely and effectively. How to properly search a vehicle to find smuggled items, PIR, intelligence and develop the information into questioning.
Personnel Search Comply/Non Comply: Instructors come from the military and law enforcement with varied experience and training. Methods and techniques used to search personnel safely in a myriad of situations. This will include verbal commands, search techniques, control techniques and how to vary those techniques based on the level of compliance.
Weapon Lights: Using pistol and rifle mounted weapon lights to effectively search and engage a target. Multiple lights will be shown as well as mounting techniques and pro vs con of placement. How to use the light tactically and non tactically, avoiding blindness, chopping light pattern, beam strength and identifying your target.
Shotgun: Instructor is a competitive shooter and National Sporting Clays Association Level 2 Instructor.
Intro: Safety, gun types, checking, operation, loading
Ammunition Types: Shot size classification, specialty ammo
Methods of achieving lead: Swing through, pull away, maintained
Setup: Breakpoints, foot position, hoped points, line Mounting Techniques: High and low
Two 12 gauge and one 20 gauge shotgun will be provided.
Probationary periods exist for the purpose of evaluating new membership and to monitor the performance of newly assigned positions. Additionally, it provides each member the time to insure they can and want to continue in the organization or a newly assigned position.
This allows all members adequate time to insure they have the time and availability to attend meetings, trainings and FTXs while meeting the minimum attendance requirement. We define that requirement as once a month on average over a six month period.
This probationary policy applies to new members and also new assignments within the organization. Some assignments and promotions have differing probationary guidelines based on the requirements for that position.
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