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Mission Statement

Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Navy Chaplains and former Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Navy Chaplains and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.

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Due to the seriousness of the Coronavirus, the annual picnic scheduled for May 16, 2020 is CANCELLED.  

The next meeting is scheduled on 6/20/2020

Please check here for updates.


Our meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, except one month in the Spring for our annual picnic and December for our Christmas Party (see Calendar for those events). Breakfast is served at 0900 followed by the business meeting at 1000. The meeting location is the B. W. Howard American Legion Post 171 located at 8325 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35206.

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Please Review Our Proposed New Bylaws

Below, you will find the link to our proposed bylaws.  Please review them for errors in content and spelling.  If you find anything that is in error, or if there is something that you do not understand, contact the Judge Advocate Mike Montabana. His phone number is (205) 477-4543 and his email address is
We may vote on the bylaws at our June meeting.


L/CPL Ryan G Winslow - RIP April 15, 2006

G/Sgt. Herman J Murkerson Jr - RIP October 1, 2007

Memorial Page

More veterans and caregivers to have eligibility to Commissaries and more

According to the Department of Defense, starting Jan. 1, 2020, all service-connected Veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war (POW), and individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible Veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) can use commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) retail facilities, in-person and online.

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You can apply to find out in advance for what benefits you are eligible and save your loved ones the task of locating the information required after you are gone.  Find out in advance if you are eligible for burial in a VA cemetery or eligible for other burial benefits. 

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Time and Location TBD


Department of Alabama Marine Corps League 35th Annual Convention 


2021 Department Convention Information.  



August 8-15, 2020

You can find the latest information, schedules and more about the 2020 Marine Corps League National Convention HERE

Honoring Korean War Veterans

The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking Korean War veterans for the Korean Ambassador of Peace medal. The Korean government would like to show their respect and gratitude for the devotion and sacrifice of the U.S. troops during the Korean War by presenting the medals to veterans.  Read More.

Ambassador Peace Medal Application Form



Marksmanship letter and 2019 Rules


The Marine Corps League National Website
The Magnificent Seven - Marine Corps League Southeast Division
Alabama Marine Corps League
Department of Alabama Newsletter
Lettermen of the U.S.A
Kelly Ingram VFW
Uniform Info for MCL
Support Our Troops
The Fleet Reserve Association Americanism-Patriotism Essay Contest
Team Red, White & Blue
The Marine Corps League Foundation
Military Order of the Purple Heart
Vietnam Veterans of America
American Gold Star Mothers
Agent Orange Survey
Cahaba Valley Young Marines
Three Hots and a Cot
Blue Star Salute Foundation
LeJeune Water Contamination
EIN Donation Receipt
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