My personal militia experience has consisted of some target practice and tactical skills training. But that is not all the militia entails. Our unit has also had barbeques where families were welcomed and I have taken part in administrative planning meetings and weekly conference calls. We have spent some time programming and learning how to use ham radios as well.
Next month we have an overnight hiking trip planned that families and children are welcome to attend. My husband, my son and I all plan on attending. Once, we all met at a gun show and walked around and shopped together. At our next gathering we are going to discuss and plan a community service project.
My point is, being in the militia is not all about running and gunning. It’s not about playing soldier. We teach and learn by sharing skills and experiences. We develop a kinship and camaraderie that grows everytime we get together. We are building a team and strengthening a family. It is a lot of hard work but can be fun and rewarding as well.
That is all.