I am fascinated with the man behind the uniform and behind the name, trying to understand who he really is and why he’s really there. Tim Foley is the founder of Arizona Border Recon, an American militia group operating on the U.S. / Mexico Border in southern Arizona. Taking matters into their own hands, the group is armed with an arsenal of personal weapons, targeting illegal immigration and drug smuggling into the United States. From a past life working in construction, Tim “Nailer” Foley carries his call sign with him into the desert. The 57-year-old Army Veteran is the only member of Arizona Border Recon who lives in the desert full time. My time with Foley aims to show what draws him to the border as not simply racism or anti-immigrant sentiments, but a calling to relive a sense of meaning and purpose rooted in a former life of soldiering.