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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 of the Corps. It takes great pride in crediting its founding in 1923 to World War I hero, then Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune. It takes equal pride in its Federal Charter, approved by An Act of the Seventy-Fifth Congress of the United States of America and signed and approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. The League is the only Federally Chartered Marine Corps related veterans organization in the country. Since its earliest days, the Marine Corps League has enjoyed the support and encouragement of the active duty and Reserve establishments of the U. S. Marine Corps. Today, the League boasts a membership of more than 76,000 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.

Mission: Helping both the public and Marines in Northwest Indiana with information on how we work with the community and Marines in the State of Indiana. If you do not find the information you are looking for please go to contacts and you will find information on our officers and a form that will assist you. If you are a Marine new to the area or just finding out about the League, then please Join! You will be among many Marines from all generations.

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Roles and Responsibilities of Marine Corps League and Marine For Life Liaisons
08/24/2020
Roles and Responsibilities of Marine Corps League and Marine For Life Liaisons

Roles and Responsibilities of Marine Corps League and Marine For Life Liaisons

Mark Munger, Southeast Region Network Coordinator for the Marine For Life Network, discusses the roles and responsibilities for the Marine Corps League and Marine For Life liaisons. The Marine For Life Network connects transitioning Marines and their family members to education resources, employment...

Legislation – Marine Corps League Library
08/21/2020
Legislation – Marine Corps League Library

Legislation – Marine Corps League Library

National Legislative Committee Members Ann Hunsinger, Roger Ware, Hugh Nisbet, Joe Messina, Joe DeAngelo, Dan Ritter, Russ Miller, David Niemann, Pat Connell THE MILITARY COALITION The Marine Corps League is a member of The Military Coalition. From their website: The Military Coalition is a group of...

Marine Corps League Anderson, Indiana- Mounds Detachment
08/15/2020

Marine Corps League Anderson, Indiana- Mounds Detachment

The Marine Corps League National Headquarters
08/13/2020

The Marine Corps League National Headquarters

The Marine Corps League is often referred to as the alumni of the Marine Corps. With local Detachments in all fifty states, we are here to serve our fellow Brothers and Sisters in arms! Programs and activities within the Marine Corps League are diverse and hinge upon the wants and needs of each local Detachment and its members.

Click the link below to search for Detachment near you! https://www.mclnational.org/find-a-detachment.html

WISN 12 NEWS
08/04/2020

WISN 12 NEWS

REST IN PEACE: The U.S. Marine Corps has identified all nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast. Pfc. Evan Bath was from Oak Creek: https://bit.ly/3k1rjZ7

1st Marine Division
07/11/2020

1st Marine Division

LEGACY OF SERVICE

Master Gunnery Sgt. Tory Hunck and Master Sgt. Vilmary Hunck pin second lieutenant bars on the collar of their daughter, Ashley Hunck, during her commissioning ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, July 10.

2nd Lt. Hunck is a second generation Marine. Her father is the 1st Marine Division Communications Chief and her mother is the Communications Security Manager for the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.

Congratulations, 2nd Lt. Hunck!

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Courtney G. White)

"The President's Own" United States Marine Band
07/08/2020

"The President's Own" United States Marine Band

"The President's Own" United States Marine Band will continue its summer concerts this week online with 45-minute concerts broadcast live from Marine Barracks Washington, “the Oldest Post of the Corps.” Enjoy “Live from 8th and I” on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. (ET) at www.youtube.com/usmarineband.

The summer concert series will continue through the end of August with a brass quintet, woodwind quintet, string quartet, Dixieland band, jazz combo, clarinet choir, percussion and celtic ensembles, and more. On July 9, the band will perform an anniversary concert which will highlight the organization’s storied history through music.

Complete schedule: https://www.marineband.marines.mil/Portals/175/Docs/Season%20Brochures/One_Sheet_Summer2020FINAL.pdf?ver=2020-06-19-083940-793

Marine Corps Association & Foundation
07/02/2020

Marine Corps Association & Foundation

This week's #throwbackthursday dates back to June 1954, featuring Gen Shepherd, 20th Commandant of the Marine Corps holding the official seal of the USMC with President Eisenhower. This photograph was taken in the Oval Office after President Eisenhower signed an Executive Order establishing the official seal.

Sgt Grit Marine Specialties
06/26/2020

Sgt Grit Marine Specialties

On this day we mark the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. The conflict would persist until July 27, 1953.

06/06/2020
National Museum of the Marine Corps

National Museum of the Marine Corps

Join us tomorrow, Friday, 5 June, at 11am ET for the viewing of our Battle of Belleau Wood video.

This short video, which is shown in our WWI Gallery, is a recreation of the moment when Marines came across the wheat field at Belleau Wood against German forces on 6 June 1918.

Have any questions? Post them in the comments tomorrow and we'll be sure to answer them!

Note: This is an abbreviated version of the video in our WWI Gallery.

#USMCMuseum #MuseumFromHome

The Marine Corps League National Headquarters
06/06/2020

The Marine Corps League National Headquarters

It was on this date in 1923 that the Marine Corps League (MCL) was established!

The MCL is the only federally-chartered Marine Corps-related veterans organization in the country. Since its earliest days, the MCL has enjoyed the support and encouragement of the active-duty and reserve establishments of the United States Marine Corps. Today, the MCL boasts a membership of more than 60,000 men and women, officer and enlisted, active duty and reserve, honorably-discharged Marine veterans, qualified Navy FMF Corpsmen, qualified Navy FMF Chaplains and qualified associate members. The MCL is one of the few veterans organizations that experiences increases in its membership each year.

https://www.mclnational.org/about.html

The Marine Corps League National Headquarters
03/29/2020

The Marine Corps League National Headquarters

Recognizing those who served - and, remembering those who have yet to return home. THANK YOU!

#operationthankyou #vietnamveteransday #vietnamveterans #vietnamveteran #vietnamwar

The Marine Corps League National Headquarters
03/08/2020

The Marine Corps League National Headquarters

#OTD
In 1965, the United States landed its first combat troops in South Vietnam as 3,500 Marines arrived to defend the U.S. air base at Da Nang.

02/19/2020
Marine Corps Times

Marine Corps Times

On the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Iwo Jima, we remember the sacrifice and heroism of the Marines who fought and died in one of the most pivotal battles of World War II.

Marine Corps Association & Foundation
02/11/2020

Marine Corps Association & Foundation

Run, walk, bike, or swim 75 miles between February 19th and March 26th to honor the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima. With each mile, you will be recognizing the legacy of the brave Marines who stormed the island and took part in one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific War.

Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue.

Register for this and our other runs at the registration page on our website: https://mca-marines.org/virtual-run-registration/

Sgt Grit Marine Specialties
02/03/2020

Sgt Grit Marine Specialties

Does this bring back any memories?

Marine Corps Direct
01/12/2020

Marine Corps Direct

DEVILDOGS: A term given to Marines by the Germans in WWI at the Battle of Belleau Wood in France. During the battle, The Marines charged into the German trenches through mustard gas, and fought with such ferocity that the dying Germans remarked on the relentless grit of the Marines, to the effect of “Wer sind diese Teufelshunde?’, which means “Who are these Devil Dogs?!”
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#Devildogs #USMC #MarineCorps #Marines #Semperfi #Usmchistory
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America, Hell Yeah
01/10/2020

America, Hell Yeah

This is Maj. Bill White (Ret.), the oldest living Marine at 104 years old. Let's do something special for him.

His assisted living home wants to get him a basket of Valentine's Day cards. Go ahead an send one to this hero at:

Operation Valentine
ATTN: Hold for Maj Bill White, USMC (Ret)
The Oaks at Inglewood
6725 Inglewood Ave
Stockton, CA 95207

Here's a little more about the Major:

In 1934, enlisted with the Marine Corps and crossed the equator on board the USS Colorado in 1936 as a “shellback.” He was stationed at Pearl Harbor from 1936 to 1937 before being transferred to the 4th Marine Regiment in Shanghai.

When WWII started in 1942, Bill was assigned to Parachute School and was transferred to the 4th Parachute Battalion in Bougainville. When the paratroopers were recalled from the Pacific in 1943, he went to the Parker Ranch in Hawaii to prep for the invasion of Iwo Jima.

Something big happened to Bill at the time while the invasion occurred.

Bill arrived at Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945. On the morning of February 28th, he was heading to the front lines. He was told to relieve another Marine in a foxhole. Tapping him on the shoulder, Bill said, “I’m here to relieve you.” When the man turned around, Bill realized that the Marine was his brother-in-law, the only brother of his wife. They only had the opportunity to say hello and then goodbye as they switched positions.

On March 3rd, Bill led his men to the direction of the Japanese front line. Under a salvo of rocket fire and grenades, he made his way closer to the line. After throwing two grenades, one of the Japanese grenades hit close to Bill, picking him up and slamming him against the wall. After staggering back to the First Aid Station and getting patched up, they listed him as a GSW or Gun Shot Wound. Nothing Bill could say changed their minds, and he was sent back to the U.S.

The Marine Corps League National Headquarters
01/07/2020

The Marine Corps League National Headquarters

The recent skinny regarding MCL membership cards. Please help communicate this to your fellow members.

“We used to print the cards on a dot-matrix printer, in-house and on paper. This year we decided to move to a plastic card instead of paper as the paper one can easily get destroyed.

We have a list of thousands of names that are at a company that is to print the membership cards, stick them to a letter, and mail them to our members. They are having an issue getting it to work.

Once they get it squared away, the new cards will be sent and the new process will be better than the old one. I cannot provide a timeline.”

Regards,
COO Borka

Sgt Grit Marine Specialties
01/03/2020

Sgt Grit Marine Specialties

The Basic Military Rules:

Marine Corps Rules:

01. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.

02. Decide to be aggressive enough, quickly enough.

03. Have a plan.

04. Have a back-up plan, because the first one probably won’t work.

05. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

06. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun whose caliber does not start with a ‘4.’

07. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.

08. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend (Lateral & diagonal preferred.)

09. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.

10. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.

11. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.

12. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.

13. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating your intention to shoot.

Click the link below to read more.
https://blog.grunt.com/blog/the-basic-military-rules-3/

A fallen soldier's dog tags finally come home 75 years after the Battle of the Bulge
01/01/2020
A fallen soldier's dog tags finally come home 75 years after the Battle of the Bulge

A fallen soldier's dog tags finally come home 75 years after the Battle of the Bulge

Pfc. Roger W. Taylor left his family's farm in the Beloit area 75 years ago for deployment to Europe during World War II. He never came home, but the dog tags he wore during his 22 months of Army service finally finished their journey back to his home town

You Can Still Help Children Today!
01/01/2020
You Can Still Help Children Today!

You Can Still Help Children Today!

Your gift still matters! Toys for Tots shops all year long to deliver toys to children at Christmas.

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Join Us - Membership Information Do you want to join the Dune's Leathernecks? We have been chartered since June of 2000 Annual Dues: New--35.00 Renewal--30.00 Life Membership Dues - AGE GROUP As of 01/01/2014 0 - 35 $500 36 - 50 $400 51 - 64 $300 65- Over $200 To become a Life Member, you must already be a "Member in Good Standing". That means becoming a member and paying your initial dues first. Yes, according to the Bylaws, you could join the League, pay your dues and then pay your Life Membership Dues all in the same day. Meeting Date and Time: First Monday of each month at 6:30PM

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