Arizona National Guard Muster 2023
Join the men and women of the Arizona National Guard Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, at Sloan Park at 2330 W Rio Salado Parkway in Mesa, Arizona as they rally to honor the service and sacrifice of all Arizona veterans and show appreciation to the community they serve.
The “Muster” is a time-honored National Guard tradition dating back to 1636 when America’s first colonial militia assembled in Salem, Massachusetts. To culminate their dedicated service after 22 years of fighting overseas, today’s Arizona National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen will muster in military formation on the stadium field for review by the Governor and the Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Kerry L. Muehlenbeck. Other Arizona key leaders, as well as Ambassadors from our state partner countries, will also be present.
All community members, veterans, families, friends, employers, and any other community partners are invited. The Arizona National Guard proudly hosts this public event at Sloan Park and welcomes everyone free of charge. The family day events include a holiday winter wonderland, open from 0800-1400, with various activities for the whole family to enjoy. Food and beverages are available for purchase, at reduced prices at the concession stands.
For everyone's safety, all guests entering the stadium are subject to bag checks and metal detection conducted by event staff. No personal carry weapons to include off-duty LEO.
Schedule of Events
0800: Gates Open
0800-1400: Winter Wonderland (breaking for Muster)
NLT 0900: SMs Report to Main Gate, Scan CAC, Receive Meal Ticket
NLT 0930: SMs Report to Staging – Brown Lot (North of Stadium)
1030: Formation enters the field
1230: Kazakh Musical Group of Turan performs
1400: Event Conclusion
From 202 and Dobson RD
Exit Dobson Rd Go South
Turn West on Cubs Way or Rio Salado PKWY
From 101 and Rio Salado PKWY
South Bound 101
Exit Rio Salado PKWY
Go East to Clark St or Sheffield Dr
North Bound 101
Exit E. University Dr
North on Price Road to Rio Salado PKWY
East on Rio Salado PKWY
North on Sheffield Rd
Contact your unit for bus transportation availability and scheduling.