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 scheduled for November 7, 2020 had to be cancelled because of this year's COVID concerns. We are already working on our plans for the November 2021 event.
  • Our annual Spring Golf Tournament also raises funds for our Marines Helping Veterans program. The date is March 26. This year it sold out by the beginning of March. Thanks to those who have signed up. Look for it early next year.
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

Our fundraising golf tournament to help veterans in need is scheduled for March 26 and sold out all the spots by the beginning of March.