The primary concern of our Marine Corps League Board of Trustees is the safety and welfare of our members and guests. In this unprecedented time of an outbreak that poses a particular threat to the health of everyone in our community, we are following the guidance provided by the White House, the Center for Disease Control, the Governor of Florida and the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners. This guidance had us take protective measures of cancelling most our events from March through December 2020.
(UPDATE): We take this seriously to avoid spreading this virus which, as of December 2020, has infected nearly 4.5% of our population. Even though 98% of those infected will survive, the virus can have symptoms similar to the flu and the long term effects are unknown.
Beginning in January 2021 we will carefully resume our schedule of meetings for those who feel comfortable doing so with mask and social distancing. Our general meetings will be held at the VFW Post 2811 in Gainesville. See our Events page for schedule details.
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.
Photos of the 2020 Birthday Ball at High Springs Brewery were taken by Bonnie Estell Photography. Those photos can be found on their website and available for low prices (4 wallets for 79 cents, 8x10 for $2.40, other sizes and options are available.)
To view the photos click on this link (password is NOV102020) or go to www.b-ephoto.com/456720842. Remember, password NOV102020.
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)