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

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

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Department of Alabama Marine Corps League 34th Annual Convention

28 - 30 June 2019

Hosted by the McLaughlin, NE Alabama, & Chaffin Detachments

You can find hotel information for the 2019 Marine Corps League State Convention HERE

As information becomes available, it will be posted


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.

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


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 1,007 KIA’s from Alabama, 804 have a photograph.

There are 16 individuals missing a picture in Alabama.  Please use the following links to access the project info, instructions, and list of Alabama natives whose picture has not been located.

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.



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.


The Marine Corps League National Website
The Magnificent Seven - Marine Corps League Southeast Division
Alabama Marine Corps League
Department of Alabama Newsletter
The Veterans Store
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
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