Join us for our General Meetings which are held once a month on the fourth Tuesday. We always start with a social gathering at 6:00pm.
The business meeting begins at 6:30pm and we typically wrap up the business meeting by 7:30pm.
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. Check us out.
The photographs of the 2021 Ball were provided by Gabriella Whisler. Links to the photos are on our 2021 Birthday Ball page.
We have a contract for the 2022 Birthday Ball with the Best Western Gateway Grande for November 12, 2022. Our Guest of Honor will be Department of Florida Commandant Scott Westervelt, a 38-year Marine. We will also have Crooked Counsel back as our live band. I expect we will have more details, including ticket price, in January.
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.
SUPPORT OUR 2020 PRIMARY BIRTHDAY BALL SPONSORS ($1000 or more)