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Here are some of our newsworthy items that have been noted in assorted papers and magazines.

2017-06--Memorial Day, Sun Lakes Splash
Our detachment commandant was the point man in arranging for the annual Sun Lakes Memorial Day event.

2017/03--Fourth Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser, Sun Lakes Splash
For the fourth year, East Valley Marines put together a well-attended golf event at Oakwood Country Club to help Arizona veterans in need.

2017/020--New Detachment Officers Inducted, Sun Lakes Splash
Arizona State officers visit Detachment 1296 to induct the officers for the 2017 calendar year.

2016/12--East Valley Marines Assist Santa, Sun Lakes Splash
Once again, a large team of detachment members spent their Christmas Eve delivering toys to eager children in area housing projects.

2016/10--Sponsoring Young Marines, Sun Lakes Splash
A check was presented to the East Vally Young Marines to help with their costs in sending a group to participate in Pearl Harbor ceremonies, honoring our World War II veterans.

2016/10--Invitation to the Annual Birthday Ball, Sun Lakes Splash
Our annual formal USMC Birthday Ball will occur on November 12.

2016/04--Third Annual Golf Tournament Helps Wounded Warriors, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
The detachment's third annual tournament, held at a new location, was a sell-out and very successful fundraiser on behalf of our local wounded warriors.

2016/02--New Officers Are Inducted, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
With the new year, our newly elected officers are sworn in.

2016-01--Playing Santa's Elves, East Valley Marines Deliver Toys, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
As a wrap-up of the detachment's Toys for Tots efforts, on Christmas Eve many members brought toys directly to children in local housing projects.

2015/12--WWII Vet on Honor Flight to DC, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
The detachment provided a guardian to go with World War II Marine, Ernie Karkula, on the Honor Flight to visit Washington, DC and its many memorials, in particular those relating to our World War II veterans.

2015/11--USMC Birthday Ball, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
Once again the East Valley Marines put on a formal Birthday Ball, inviting Marines, veterans, and the public to join with them in these special ceremonies.

2015/10--Detachment Supports Healing Waters Program, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
In a show of support for the efforts of Healing Waters, East Valley Marines contributed funds for this fly fishing program that provides healing benefits for wounded veterans.

2015/09--Celebrating Marine Week in Phoenix with the Diamondbacks, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
Many of the East Valley Marines joined in at the baseball game to celebrate Marine Week and to enjoy the performance of the Marine Silent Drill Team and Marine Rock Band, among other game highlights.

2015/08--Annual USMC Birthday Ball Is Approaching, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
There is still time to buy your tickets for the November Birthday Ball put on by the East Valley Marines..

2015/07--Veterans Taken on Alaska Fishing Trip, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
For the second summer, East Valley Marines sponsored wounded Marines on a fishing trip to Alaska.

2015/05--Annual Golf Tournament a Fund-Raising Success, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
For the second year, the detachment's golf tournament filled all of its slots and provided a day of fun for woundede warriors and guests, along with a contribution to the Marines Helping Marines program.

2015/04--Supporting the Ride2Recovery Program, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
Our unit contributed to the sponsoring of a team, the "Royal Flush," to back the Ride2Recovery program for disabled veterans.

2015/03--Serving Root Beer Floats at the VA Hospital, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
On a regular basis, a group of detachment members travel to the central VA Hospital on Saturdays to serve root beer floats in two of the wards.

2015/01--A Marine Vet Gets Set Up in His New Home, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
Providing a new bedroom set and gift certificate to one of our veterans wounded on his fourth deployment.

2014/12--Marines Bearing Gifts, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
Having worked as the headquarters of the Maricopa County Toys for Tots program for five years, the detachment wrapped up the season by bringing toys directly to children on Christmas Eve.

2014/11--Supporting our Marine JROTC Program, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
Helping to provide uniforms for the Vista Grande High School's program.

2014/10--Help through Auto Donations to Veterans, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
Partnering with the Phoenix Auto Body Shop, two Marines received road-ready automobiles.

2014/09--Donating a Wheelchair to PowerPaws, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
Our unit brought an electric wheelchair to PowerPaws, an organization providing dog assistants to veterans in need.

2014/07--EVMarines Sponsor Wounded Warriors on Alaska Fishing Trip, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
Providing air and ground transportation, the detachment arranged a fishing trip in Alaska for disabled Marines.

2014/05--Golfing for Wounded Warriors, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
Hosting a successful golf tournament, the detachment raised money for our local wounded warriors.

2014/04--EVMarines Help Veteran with Car Donation, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
The detachment arranged for the donation of a car to help a disabled veteran who needed transportation.

2014/03--Detachment Helps Local Veterans Move, East Valley Tribune, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sun Lakes Splash, SunBird News
Our unit helped an Irag veteran and a WWII veteran by providing electric wheelchairs and moving them to new houses.

Featuring...East Valley Marines, by Pamela Vander Heyden, Trilogy Magazine
Ms. Vander Heyden chronicles her attendance at a regular meeting of the detachment, explains what she learned, and how she was so amazed and moved by the Marines and their dedication to their current causes. She became one of the planners for an area fund-raising to contribute to these efforts.

Chandler-based Marine Group Helps Out 'Family', Arizona Republic
For the East Valley Marines, and Marine, veteran, or veteran's family is considered one of their own. When they learned that the family of a Marine Sergeant needed help with an air-conditioning problem, they jumped right in.

An Incredible Tale of Bravery Under Fire:
The First Helicopter Pilot to Be Named Marine Aviator of the Year
, Leatherneck Magazine

Col. (Ret) Dave Althoff is a detachment member whose feats over the years made such a difference to so many soldiers and Marines.  Read about just a few of those missions.

East Valley Marines Are Proud to Serve, Arizona Veterans Magazine
Group photo from one of the detachment meetings with a summary of some of the unit's charitable programs.

Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Inductees, Arizona Veterans Magazine
Don Taylor, unit member, is recognized for his thousands of hours of volunteer work.

   
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