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."

We invite all Marines in the area to join us at our monthly 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.
  • Each year we actively support the annual Toys for Tots campaign, distributing collection boxes and picking up donations throughout the East Valley plus helping with the distribution of the toys.
  • Our Marine Corps Birthday Ball continues to sell out. We have had wonderful guest speakers from around the country to address our attendees. The Ball is scheduled for November 12, 2022.
  • Our annual Spring Golf Tournament raises funds for our Marines Helping Veterans program. It is on the calendar for April 1, 2022. Check back early in 2022 for more information and registration.
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.

Dave Minick, Commandant
USMCL, Detachment #1296

Detachment members worked hard on collecting and distributing donations for our December Toys for Tots drive.