Our Mission

Today's militia has a wide spectrum of missions, from disaster relief to terrorism prevention.

The slogan echoed now is "State Defense and Community Service." One role of the militia is

defense of the state from terrorism or invasion. Other roles include disaster relief,

search and rescue, emergency preparedness education and serving the community.

We can serve our communities through aid programs like Harvesters, Habitat for Humanity,

Project Warmth, Blood Drives as well as raising money for charities benefitting military veterans,

cancer research, or volunteering at local food pantries and shelters.

Given that the militia is primarily defensive in nature, it is natural that much of its

resources should be aimed at bettering the communities from which it is derived.

Our military is deployed around the world, and here at home the threat of foreign and

domestic terrorist acts is demonstrably real, as we have learned with events like the Oklahoma

City bombing and the World Trade Center attacks. Modern life has created a situation where

deadly chemicals and hazardous materials are manufactured, stored, and transported in our cities

and towns and throughout the countryside, which present threats whether intentionally or

accidentally unleashed on the public.

In addition to man made threats, increasingly volatile weather patterns and the natural

world itself confront us with disaster on a regular basis: Hurricane Katrina is a good

example, and with the possibility of a major tropical event looming always in the background,

a strong case to be prepared for large scale disasters is not hard to make.

Our people are more vulnerable than ever before.

You may be saying,

"What can I do?" or

"I don't have any training for that!"

We understand. The militia is unlike anything you've probably ever experienced.

It requires you to ask more of yourself, to learn new skills, and to take the path less traveled.

It requires courage, integrity, and strength of character.

In the militia you will be charged with defending your fellow man, helping those in need,

facing disaster when it is much easier to do nothing.