Welcome to the home of United States Marine Corps League, Detachment #1296. We are Marines, Corpsman, and Associates from the "East Valley" of the Phoenix Metro area. Some of our members even come from as far away as the Northern states.
The Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen, who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe and anchor.
Today, the League boasts a membership of about 70,000 men and women, officer and enlisted, active duty, Reserve Marines, honorably discharged Marine Veterans and qualified Navy FMF Corpsmen and is one of the few Veterans Organizations that experiences increases in its membership each year.
If you have any questions, you may reach us by viewing our Contact Us page."
|MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT - Detachment #1296
We invite all Marines in the area to join us at
meetings, both for camaraderie and for the benefit of our
community and our veterans. Please take time to check out some of
our recent activities.
You can link from the Scuttlebutt section in the right-hand column
for more about our many programs. ...and it’s not all work!
We take time to enjoy each other’s company through social
activities too, so if you
are looking for “war stories” and camaraderie join us. Our meeting place (Oakwood Country Club) has a wonderful
dining room. Enjoy a meal and then gather with your fellow Marines and Corpsman at the meeting.
- Our Marine Corps Birthday Ball
continues to sell out. We have had wonderful guest speakers
from around the country to address our attendees. The next Ball will be held
in November, 2017. Check back in August for details.
It is usually a sold-out function, so don't delay in securing your tickets when the registration is posted then.
Our annual Spring Golf Tournament
also raises funds for our Marines Helping Marines program.
Look for details around March, and please try to join in the fun.
Our next event is in April 2017. Please consider joining
us with a sponsorship and/or a golf foursome.
David Minick, Commandant
USMCL, Detachment #1296
Dave Lott presents a check to the East Valley Young Marines, helping with
the cost of sending some of our East Valley Young Marines to Hawaii, honoring World War II veterans during
Pearl Harbor Day ceremonies.