The Gator Detachment is made up primarily of Marine veterans and friends. We formed in Alachua County in 1998. Our members are from Gainesville, Alachua, Archer, High Springs, Keystone Heights, Hawthorne and other surrounding towns. We are veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, as well as peacetime Marines. We are men and women. We were grunts, logistics, artillery, admin, supply, operations, cooks and many other MOS's, but we were all riflemen and Marines. We now exist to serve not only as a group where Marines of all eras bond together, but unite in efforts to do things for our community. Joined with us are men and women who choose to serve beside us, helping us in our missions and waving Old Glory. Check us out.
2019 BIRTHDAY BALL TICKETS
LIMITED SUPPLY. We may have a few left. Online sales have stopped. Add your name to the waiting list with your contact info and you will recieve a call or email.
Use the forms below to help us as we obtain sponsors for the ball, advertisers for our program and soliciting items for our auction.
MCL SHIPS STORE
Need a cover and emblem? Need a white aviator shirt and the dress blue trousers? Need ribbons or medals? You can purchase these items from the National Ship Store. The site has been revised and is much easier to use now. Click on the link and browse their store. Great place to shop.
Become a Member
Regular membership is available to honorably discharged Marines, FMF Corpsman and FMF Chaplains. Associate membership is available to most everyone else. Membership includes a subscription to the Semper Fi magazine, a publication of the Marine Corps League. Review our membership application and join today to be part of something special.
Alachua and TriCounty Area
Alachua & Tri-County US Marine Corps Toys For Tots campaigns provided Christmas toys to nearly 3000 children in our local communities in 2018. We are very grateful for our partners, sponsors and everyone in the community who volunteered their time and services to make this possible! Our goal is for the 2018 Christmas season to be just as memorable for all of our friends and neighbors in the Alachua, Gilchrist, Dixie & Levy Counties. Since 1947, Marines have been making Christmas wishes come true for needy children. The gift of a shiny new toy means to a child that someone cares, that he/she hasn’t been forgotten, that Christmas hasn’t passed him/her by. Toys for Tots truly makes a difference in the lives of the less fortunate children of our community and we believe that "every child deserves a little Christmas"
SUPPORT OUR 2018 PRIMARY BIRTHDAY BALL SPONSORS ($1000 or more)