The Gator Detachment is made up primarily of Marine veterans and friends. We formed here in Gainesville 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.
MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL, NOVEMBER 10, 2018
As of April 26, 2018, we have sold out at over 300 reservations. We continue to get cancellations due to schedule conflicts and we have been filling those reservations from our waiting list. If you have a reservation, please pay now to avoid losing your reservation. If you wish to pay or add your name to our waiting list, see instructions on our Birthday Ball Page. * Also below are links to the forms to sell ad space in our program book or to solicit an auction item for our raffle.
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.
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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.
BIRTHDAY BALL SPONSORS
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