Dave Kopp, is the president of the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL).
Dave is an East Coast transplant and former computer programmer who is now “basically a lobbyist” for the activist gun rights organization, helping Arizona gun-owners face the formidable fight against anti-rights groups and legislation that limits Second Amendment Rights.
The AzCDL is where grassroots activists take a stand, working at the Arizona legislature, to get strong pro-rights bills written and passed into law, while stopping bad bills.
Jerry Henry is the Executive Director of GeorgiaCarry.Org, Patron Life Member of the NRA, Georgia Carry Firearms Course Instructor and NRA Certified Pistol Instructor.
Jerry was born and raised in a gun friendly environment in North Central Texas and hunted from an early age. Attended University of Texas at Arlington before joining the US Navy during the Vietnam War (1967 to 1971), receiving an Honorable Discharge. Also lived in California for a short time and moved to Georgia from Texas in 1978.
Spent 35 years in sales, marketing and project management as well as being a practicing farrier for the last 33 years. After becoming increasingly concerned about self-defense and personal protection, joined GeorgiaCarry.Org in early 2008 and was soon named a Gun Show Coordinator. Became Statewide Recruiting Coordinator in May of 2009 and in October of 2009 named GCO’s first Executive Director.
Life Member of GeorgiaCarry.Org, Patron Life Member of the NRA, Georgia Carry Firearms Course Instructor and NRA Certified Pistol Instructor. Married wife Donna in 1971. We have 2 lovely daughters, one granddaughter and one grandson. We operate a therapeutic riding center for persons with special needs in Fairburn, GA.
Mia Anstine – hunting guide and co-owner of Wolf Creek Outfitters. Mia is also a certified archery and firearms instructor and writes for Women’s Outdoor News, Western Whitetail Magazine & other publications.
Mia loves exploring, learning and sharing life and survival in this modern day Wild West. She created her personal sites to share outdoor findings, products, firearms, hunts, recipes, stories and news, with the goal to inspire others to get outside, go hunting, to the shooting range or come together around the table, savoring all life has to offer.
Mia is an outfitter, guide, hunter, mentor, firearms and archery instructor. She is also a freelance writer and presenter. Mia takes pride in guiding ladies and children for their first hunts. Among her hunts are rest stag, bull tahr, elk, mule deer, black bear, turkey, game birds, waterfowl, predators, varmints, hogs, carp and has many more on her bucket list.
Ron Sites is the President & Executive Director of Fighter Country Partnership and Fighter Country Foundation at Luke Airforce Base in Arizona.
A resident of Litchfield Park, Ron moved to Arizona in 1997 from Northern California. He has been married to his wife Monica for 15 years, and has two children – Emma and Anders.
In September of 2010, while volunteering his time supporting Luke AFB, his own miss-perceptions of the base caused him to jump at the opportunity to be the President and Executive Director of Fighter Country Partnership, the non-profit organization supporting the men, women, families and mission of Luke AFB. He passed up the opportunity to join the Air Force 25 years ago, and is incredibly excited about his role supporting Luke AFB while educating the community about the valuable resource in the Valley of the Sun.
Many people ask, “Why does an Air Force Base need my support?” And “Doesn’t the Government pay for everything?” These are good questions with answers that may surprise you. Although it’s true that the Government does a great job in funding many base functions and programs, with the global war on terror, much of the budget has been reduced. In fact, over the last few years, many Bases have experienced budget reductions of 40% or more over the last few years. This eliminates funding for many events and human services programs. That’s where we come in.
As a 2.17 Billion dollar economic engine for the State of Arizona, Luke deserves our attention. When you have the world’s largest Air Force Base in your backyard, you’ve got to protect it. Fighter Country Partnership has done just that locally and in our Nation’s capital for more than 10 years.
Arizona needs to keep the mission of Luke Air Force Base today, and long into the future. To do that, here are a few things we must be aware of.
Luke Air Force Base has six Critical Mission Elements. Unlike any other Base in the world, Luke has the ability to:
− Land and takeoff in two directions
− Access the Barry M. Goldwater Range with live training munitions
− Fly instrument approaches at the Luke Auxiliary Field #1
− Perform patterns and landings at Gila Bend Auxiliary Air Field
− Access and utilize Gladden/Bagdad Military Operating Areas
− Access Military Training Routes throughout the state
Ret. Col. Richard “Dick” Toliver is a “Top Gun” fighter pilot and a protégé of the famed Tuskegee Airmen and the author of a number of books including “An Uncaged Eagle: True Freedom”!
Colonel Toliver retired from the Air Force after twenty-six years of dedicated service, including two tours in Southeast Asia and 446 combat missions.
Since retiring from the Air Force, Colonel Toliver pursued several business, economic development, and political ventures in New Mexico, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas. His public service includes several years in New Mexico on the Public Safety Advisory Commission; Board of Regents, University of New Mexico; and Board of Directors of the Kirtland Partnership Committee. Since moving to Arizona in 2003, he has served on the Board of Director’s for the West Valley Hospital in Goodyear and held a key role in securing the Congressional Gold Medal for the Tuskegee Airmen. Colonel Toliver continues to be in demand as a motivational speaker nationwide and overseas, including trips to Canada, Germany, Iraq, Kuwait, Spain, Hawaii, and Japan. In September 2015, Colonel Toliver was featured in the 68th Birthday Article for the United States Air Force. In February 2016, he was included in Air Force’s Veterans in Blue – a Pioneering Combat Pilot.
Colonel Toliver has been married over fifty-three years to the former Margaret A. Hairston of Baltimore, Maryland. They have eight adult children, five of which are adopted or part of the family through acceptance, commitment, and love. The Tolivers reside near Phoenix in Goodyear, AZ.
Col. Toliver’s autobiography “An Uncaged Eagle” is an historical and inspirational memoir that focuses on victory over adversity – the path to True Freedom. The book presents a powerful message of hope for anyone who has encountered great difficulties, and it helps the reader deal with unresolved issues in his or her life. It is especially inspiring to those who have encountered crippling emotional, mental, or physical traumas at an early age. The true-life stories can serve as an encouragement to anyone regardless of race, creed, gender, or national origin. The book can serve as a model of determination and perseverance regardless of the difficulties faced in one’s life. Ultimately, An Uncaged Eagle provides a roadmap for achieving forgiveness and restoration in the most difficult broken relationships. The book chronicles Colonel Toliver’s life from the dirt streets of Shreveport, LA to interacting with the King of Saudi Arabia, Ross Perot, and Coretta Scott King. It highlights a 26-year Air Force career punctuated by two tours in Southeast Asia, 446 combat missions, and a life-changing experience at 20,000 feet.
Theme Authors Of Freedom
Hour 1 Guests:
– Dave Kopp – President of the AZCDL Arizona Citizens Defense League give us a Recap of the 2016 AZ Legislative Session.
– Jerry Henry – Executive Director of GeorgiaCarry.Org, Patron Life Member of the NRA, Georgia Carry Firearms Course Instructor and NRA Certified Pistol Instructor.
– Mia Anstine – hunting guide and co-owner of Wolf Creek Outfitters. Mia is also a certified archery and firearms instructor and writes for Women’s Outdoor News, Western Whitetail Magazine & other publications.
– Ron Sites – President and Executive Director of Fighter Country Partnership, the non-profit organization supporting the men, women, families and mission of Luke AFB.
Hour 2 Guest:
– Colonel Richard Toliver – is a “Top Gun” fighter pilot and a protégé of the famed Tuskegee Airmen and the author of a number of books including “An Uncaged Eagle: True Freedom”!
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