The Phoenix is a mythical bird that lives for 500 years and then dies and is consumed by flame, raising from the ashes of the fire to live another 500 years and repeat the process. Irregular troops were volunteers that came together when called in times of need to fight along side the regular army. Most Ranger units, Guerrilla, and Militia were considered â€œIrregularsâ€. So when a number of us that had been members of clubs that had decided to abandon NCOWS decided to band together to create a new group we decided on the name â€œPhoenix Irregular Guardâ€ as an appropriate name since we were coming from the â€œashesâ€ of old groups and Iowa has sported a number of irregulars over the history of the State.
The Phoenix Irregular Guard
is Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at the
Iowa Beef Steakhouse in Des Moines.
10172 N. 19th Ave. W., Colfax, IA 50054
Take Colfax, Iowa Exit #155 and go North on Hwy 117 to the first crossroads after Van Wall Equipment (the John Deere Store). This is N 19th Ave. W. Turn right (east) and go approximately 1 mile. The range will be on the left (north) side of the road. If you get to a crossroads (W 100th St. N.) you went to far.
Because of the extreme winter weather this year please be very careful when you turn onto N 19th Ave W. There are a couple of very soft spots and if it is raining it will be muddy.