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ALABAMA VIETNAM WALL PHOTO PROJECT
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund began a project several years ago to find at least one photograph to go with every name on the Wall. Of 1,210 KIA’s from Alabama, 1210 have a photograph. Good job everyone. Job well done!!!
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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NEXT MEETING WILL BE 20 JUL 2019
MONTHLY BUSINESS MEETINGS
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.
Marine of the Year 2019
Chaplain John E. Burks, Jr. Awarded Marine of the Year by Commandant Brian Gierlatowicz
Associate Marine of the Year 2019
Kimmie Monteabaro Awarded Associate Marine of the Year by Commandant Brian Gierlatowicz
Marine George Sims is awarded an Auburn Football signed by Auburn Coach Gus Malzone by Lettermen of the U.S.A.
91 Year old Korean War Veteran George Sims was presented an Auburn football signed by Auburn's head coach Gus Malzone and an Auburn hardhat signed by former Auburn head coach Pat Dye by Lettermen of the U.S.A.'s Darryl Fuhrman and Adlai Trone.
L/CPL Ryan G Winslow - RIP April 15, 2006
G/Sgt. Herman J Murkerson Jr - RIP October 1, 2007
Department of Alabama Marine Corps League 35th Annual Convention
26 - 27 June 2020by L/Cpl Jonathan L. Smith Detachment #1427
at DoubleTree by Hilton, 111 6th Ave NE, Decatur, AL 35601 (More details including pricing and reservation codes will be made available at the September 28, 2019 Quarterly Meeting)
Howlin' Mad Smith MCL Social
This is a time for fellowship for our members and families. Cheeseburgers and french fries will be furnished. Cash Bar.
1800 FRIDAY 12 JULY 2019
AMERICAN LEGION POST 171
8325 1st Avenue North
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35206
2019 96th MCL NATIONAL CONVENTION IN BILLINGS MT
August 4-9, 2019
The 2019 National Convention is being held in Billings, Montana. The Host Hotel (Billings Hotel & Convention Center) is sold out. They sold out in 1 1/2 hours. There are alternate hotels nearby. If anyone is considering going, they better call and make reservations ASAP. The alternate hotels are going fast too.
Host Hotel is "BILLINGS HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER at 406-248-7151.
Nearby are KELLY INN & SUITES - 406-248-9800 and LaQUNITA INN - 406-252-1188.
Both of these are next door to the Host Hotel and expect the rooms to go fast.
Those hotels are also supposed to honor the same rate.
Make sure that they know it is for the Marine Corps League National Convention.
NOW HEAR THIS !
WEDNESDAY, 16 OCTOBER
0900 AT BENT BROOK
SIXTH ANNUAL HOWLIN’ MAD SMITH
GOLF OPENSPONSORED BY DETACHMENT 592 OF THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE
For more Tournament information click 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.
Tax Refunds Available for Certain Veterans that Received Disability Severance Payments since 1991
July 9, 2018
The Defense Department has identified more than 130,000 veterans who may be eligible for a refund for taxes paid on their disability severance payment, a DoD tax expert said. Eligible Veterans Can Seek Refund for Taxes on Disability Severance Payment. Additionally, Tax Refunds Available for Certain Veterans that Received Disability Severance Payments since 1991
Important Message from the Office of Personnel Management
Good Afternoon, My name is Lindsay Haake and I’m a Public Affairs Specialist with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in Washington, D.C. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 granted eligibility to certain TRICARE members to obtain benefits under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP). Attached are communication materials that provide detailed information about the transition from the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program to FEDVIP. This transition applies to military retirees, their families and the families of active duty service members. Please use these materials, as you deem appropriate, to inform your members of this significant change in their dental and vision coverage. It is important to note that if these veterans and family members do not select a carrier in this year’s Federal Benefits Open Season, they will NOT have coverage in 2019. This transition potentially effects approximately 5.4 million individuals; therefore, we are eager to get the message out to military organizations worldwide. If you have any questions regarding these materials, please contact me at Lindsay Haake
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VA and IBM Watson Health Extend Partnership to Support Veterans With Cancer
July 19, 2018
WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and IBM Watson Health announced the extension of a public-private partnership to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to help interpret cancer data in the treatment of Veteran patients. Read More.
ALABAMA G.I. DEPENDENTS' SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This academic scholarship program is administrated by the State of Alabama, Department of Veterans Affairs, and applies to the dependents of Alabama's disabled veterans. The following link will provide the information required. ALABAMA GI DEPENDENTS' SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Also, this pamphlet dated May 2014 may be helpful PAMPHLET.
LINKS OF INTEREST
|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|
|Know Anyone With Hearing Loss?|
|American Legion Post 171 Calendar (PDF)|
|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|
|Marines Helping Marines|
|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|
|Download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to view PDF documents|