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Veteran's Day Discounts: 2014 Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 12:56 PM EST
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As many of you know, each year many companies provide discounts for food and fun on Veteran's Day.  This year there are many participating and you find the list from the link below.

Trivia Fact: The Marine Corps League's own PNC Jack Ryan and our National Executive Director. Michael Blum had the honor of being prominently featured in Applebee's Veteran's Day commercial for several years now (without pay).
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Commandant of the MCL - Birthday Message: 2014 Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 09:01 PM EST
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October 31st 2014: Birthday Message - Commandant of the Marine Corps League

Marines, Sailors and Friends of the Marine Corps -
I wish to extend a Happy Birthday to all our Corps. It was just 239 years ago that we became the U. S. Marine Corps.


  
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Attention on Deck! 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 07:58 AM EST
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The 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps accepted the Battle Colors of the Corps in the Passage of Command Ceremony at 8th & I on Friday - October 17th, 2014.
First order: "Continue to march!". General Joseph Dunford, 58, became Commandant of the Marine Corps at Marine Barracks in Washington D.C. Friday morning with V.I.P.s  Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and close friend General John Kelly in attendance. In honor were Commandant Dunford’s wife, Ellyn, and children, Joseph Jr., Patrick, and Kathleen.

General Amos also received a citation and letter of gratitude for his 44 years of service to the Nation from President Obama. The First Lady of the Corps Mrs. Bonnie Amos also received a Distinguished Service Medal for her tireless work on behalf of all Marines over many years of service.

General and Mrs. Amos have been great friends and supporters of the Marine Corps League for many years and will be missed.  We wish them “fair winds and following seas” as they move to the next chapter of their lives.

General and Mrs. Dunford have always been great supporters and we look forward to working closely with them as the Corps and the League move forward.


  
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Notes From The Comandant - July 2014 Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 04:03 PM EST
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As you read this column, many departments are concluding their annual department conventions. Some of those departments will see an influx of newly elected and appointed officers. Those officers will be responsible for leading their members for at least the next 12 months. I hope these Marines have reviewed all of the modules of the Professional Development Program (PDP), especially the one titled “Leadership Principles.”
Since many of you are going to be in the forefront of working with members to keep the department on a steadfast course, you need to have a good knowledge of the Marine Corps League and the duties of the Board of Trustees. It's also important to conduct meetings in a manner that ensures your audience is getting your message loud and clear.


  
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Notes From The Director - July 2014 Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 04:00 PM EST
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Aside from the current events in Iraq and the potential issues that raises, nothing has rocked our world more than the problems that have recently come to light with the Veterans Administration and more specifically the VA healthcare system. Rather than rehashing the details that have been in the national news, I thought it most Important to share with you what the Marine Corps League is doing and the position we have taken.
On 17 June, we joined with many of our sister Veterans Service Organizations and signed the following letter that was delivered to both the House and Senate Committees on Veterans Affairs, specifically Chairman Bernie Sanders, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; Chairman Jeff Miller, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; Ranking Member Richard Burr, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; and Ranking Member Mike Michaud, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.


  
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Marine Corps League co-hosts Congressional Caucus Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 05:52 PM EST
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On Tuesday, 20 May 2014, before the House puts H.R. 4435, the Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on the floor, AUSN and the Marine Corps League hosted a roundtable discussion for the Congressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus.  Held by its co-chairs, Representative J. Randy Forbes (R-VA-04) and Representative Susan Davis (D-CA-53), the Caucus, with AUSN and the Marine Corps League, hosted Admiral Jonathan Greenert, USN, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and General John Paxton, USMC, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps (ACMC) emphasizing that the importance of hearing from the CNO and ACMC on the future readiness of our Navy and Marine Corps.  Admiral Greenert remarked how he still hopes to achieve his goal of a 306 ship Navy, despite the current challenges this fiscal environment presents.


  
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Notes From The Comandant - March 2014 Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 - 04:58 PM EST
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In my last column, I spoke about opportunities to recruit new members. In January, a contingency of us headed out to Camp Pendleton to attend the Marine West Military Expo.  Marine Corps League and Auxiliary members from several states worked together assembling and passing out hundreds of bags with the Marine Corps League logo containing a mug and a copy of our latest Semper Fi magazine to everyone attending the show. Inside the show tent, Marines staffed a recruiting table informing the active duty Marines and Sailors as to what the Marine Corps League is, what we do and how we support our active duty Marine Corps and our community. These active duty Marines and FMF Corpsman were offered a free Honorary Membership for six months along with three issues of our Semper Fi magazine. If they like what they see and read about our league they have the opportunity to become new members, if they desire, they can be transferred to a detachment of their choice.  The National Jr. Vice Commandant oversees this program that has now been in place for several years and has proved successful. Just one more way of reaching out to Marines letting them know who we are, the many programs we have and as league members, the great camaderie we enjoy.

  
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Notes From The Director - March 2014 Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 - 04:50 PM EST
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About a month after our National Convention last August, we had another round-table meeting with the Secretary of Defense.  We were privileged to receive top-level briefings from several of the Deputy Secretaries and Assistant Deputy Secretaries in the Department of Defense and they fielded every question that the Veterans Service Organization representatives threw at them.  Secretary Hagel spent over an hour with the group and shared a lot of information about his vision of the way forward and his plans and concerns.  He certainly appears to be a man driven to make good things happen in the Department and his chief concern is taking care of the troops.

  
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 12:42 AM EST
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The Staff at Marine Corps League - National Headqaurters wishes all of you a Happy Birthday!

  
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Notes From The Comandant - November 2013 Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Friday, November 01, 2013 - 01:55 AM EST
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Welcome to another great issue of our Semper Fi magazine. As I travel across the country visiting many of our Departments and Detachments, I receive many accolades about the magazine and the great variety of content that is published in it. Thanks to our National Executive Director/Editor Mike Blum and Bill Hudgins of Hammock Publishing for the fine job that they do for everyone that receives this publication.

  
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Notes From The Director - November 2013 Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 08:21 PM EST
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HAPPY 238th BIRTHDAY, MARINES! For Marines and Marine Corps League members in the Washington, DC, area, the celebration begins on Friday, 1 November, at the annual gathering of Mack’s Marines at Marine Barracks, 8th & I.

  
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MCL National Commandant's Birthday Message Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 08:46 AM EST
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As Marine Corps League members, family and friends, come together  to celebrate the 238th Birthday of our beloved Corps. Let’s pause for a moment to reflect back on our history since 1775. Hundreds of thousands of Marines that came before us earned that title and wear the Eagle Globe and Anchor embedded in their heart, from the day they first earned the title of “United States Marine” . Where we have been and what we have done as Marines is evident by The official Battle colors of the Marine Corps that display some fifty streamers .These streamers represent both U.S. and foreign awards as well as those periods of service, expeditions and campaigns that the Marine Corps has participated in from the Revolutionary War to the present.

  
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Marine Corps League: National Dues Increase Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Monday, October 07, 2013 - 11:11 PM EST
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At the 2013 National Convention in Grand Rapids, the delegates approved a $2.00 increase to National dues.

  
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Notes From The Comandant - July 2013 Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Monday, July 08, 2013 - 05:09 PM EST
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I recently was invited by our National Youth Physical Fitness Committee to attend the Marine Corps/Marine Corps League National High School Youth Physical Fitness Championship at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego; where some 23 teams of young men and women from across the country participated to place first, second and third in the various events. In addition, there were also some six pilot teams that participated.


  
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Notes From The Director - July 2013 Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Monday, July 08, 2013 - 04:59 PM EST
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Rather than follow a theme as I attempt to do with most of my articles, in this article I will touch on several different subjects that I believe will be of interest to our members.

First and foremost, I wanted to share with you that I just got off the phone with Past National Commandant Vic Voltaggio who is home recovering from a major heart attack and triple bypass surgery. Vic sounded good and is just starting to regain his strength after a week in the hospital. Nurse Jan has been by his side constantly, and he referred to her as “his angel.”


  
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Notes From The Comandant - May 2013 Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2013 - 12:14 AM EST
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As I begin this column for our next issue of Semper Fi, I look back on the many events that have transpired since our National Midwinter Conference, including a deeply moving trip to Iwo Jima. Upon the completion of the Conference, we headed out to Camp Pendleton for some warm weather and Marine West, which this year was held at Camp Del Mar, right on the beach.
It would be an exaggeration to say it was cool. The temperature in the early morning hours, up until about 1030 hovered in the 30's—not warm California weather by a long shot. However, the Expo was successful again, and we signed up some Marines as members.


  
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Notes from the Director - May 2013 Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2013 - 12:08 AM EST
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Quite often I get questions about how we interact with the government here in Washington and on the National level. On 21–22 March, I had the opportunity to represent the Marine Corps League, joining with the leadership of several other veteran service and military service and support organizations at a two-day conference with the new Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and D-o-D senior executives in the Pentagon.


  
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MCL Executive Director meets with Secretary of Defense Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 11:44 AM EST
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Executive Director Michael Blum, representing the Marine Corps League, joined with the leadership of several other veteran service and military service organizations and support organizations to meet with the new Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and D-o-D senior executives for a two-day conference in the Pentagon this week.


  
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Notes From The Comandant - March 2013 Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 10:53 AM EST
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We Take Care of Our Own

Someone (not me, I assure you) once said, “Don’t despair, Spring is in the air." As I write this, the temperature is hovering around 4 degrees and everything is frozen here in Michigan, but I am looking forward to spring. Recently, during Hurricane Sandy, many of our Marines and their families were devastated along the East Coast. Many lost their homes and much of their belongings during this horrific storm. Northeast Division Vice Commandant Dennis Tobin received a call from the Department of New York Staff asking what they needed. He told them, “everything.” Two days later, a 53-foot tractor-trailer and a dozen Marines made their way downstate through a snowstorm to the Staten Island Detachment. They brought food, blankets, clothing, generators, chainsaws and multiple other items to the Marines and their families on Staten Island.


  
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Notes From The Director - March 2013 Printer friendly page | Send this story to a friend
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 10:45 AM EST
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Important Bylaws Change

At the National Convention in Mobile last August, the delegates voted a change to the National Bylaws that affects every Detachment and every Application for Membership in the Marine Corps League. The following is an abstract from Article Six (6) of the National Bylaws:


  
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