COVID-19 & Department Conference Notification

The National Convention in Daytona Beach FL has been Cancelled. See Conference | Convention tab for more information.

The Department of Alabama Board of Trustees has cancelled the State convention scheduled for June 26 - 27, 2020.   All members please cancel any reservations you may have made for the June 26 - 27, 2020 convention.

The 2021 Department Convention is scheduled for June 11-12, 2021 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 1101 6th Ave NE, Decatur, AL 35601.  Reservation cannot be made until June 12th 2020 or afterwards.

More information will be posted soon on the Conference|Convention tab.

Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.

Members of the Department of Alabama:

Your Department Board of Trustees has agreed to host a Department Conference on August 21st and 22nd. This two-day event will replace the single day previously agreed upon. There is just too much information sharing and activities needed, to compress all our annual meeting into a single day and still allow sufficient travel times.

The Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Montgomery. Richard Davis has obtained a good room rate of $98 a night there. With taxes and parking, your cost should be about $125 per room night. Meetings will take place in the Ballroom which will be set up to accommodate social distancing.

There is no host detachment for this Conference. As such Members are on their own to make Hotel reservations and meal plans. (We would like to know who plans to attend so that we can set the conference room accordingly.) Reservation information will be placed on the Department website as soon as details are complete.

All Members are encouraged to attend. Detachment elected and staff officers and those aspiring to be detachment officers will find this meeting especially rewarding in fulfilling their local responsibilities. 

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The rough agenda for the Conference will be:

Friday, August 21

Devil Dog Growl beginning about 1400, followed by –

Training sessions for Paymasters and Commandants (and those who wish or may be such in the future) and a session on the new data system that National is adopting.

Then, later in the afternoon Commandants Council and meetings of the Marine of the Year and Associate Member of the Year committees.

Saturday, August 22

More formal meeting following the MCL Ritual, beginning around 0900 and ending with election and installation of the 2020-2021 officers. Hopefully, we will finish before 1300 on Saturday.

Again, please let your detachment officers know that you plan to attend. They in turn should notify Kenya Thomas and me.

Semper Fi

Don Fisher

The Department of Alabama Board of Trustees has cancelled the State convention scheduled for June 26 - 27, 2020.   All members please cancel any reservations you may have made for the June 26 - 27, 2020 convention.

The 2021 Department Convention is scheduled for June 11-12, 2021 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 1101 6th Ave NE, Decatur, AL 35601.  Reservation cannot be made until June 12th 2020 or afterwards.

More information will be posted soon on the Conference|Convention tab.

Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.

Members of the Department of Alabama:

Your Department Board of Trustees has agreed to host a Department Conference on August 21st and 22nd. This two-day event will replace the single day previously agreed upon. There is just too much information sharing and activities needed, to compress all our annual meeting into a single day and still allow sufficient travel times.

The Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Montgomery. Richard Davis has obtained a good room rate of $98 a night there. With taxes and parking, your cost should be about $125 per room night. Meetings will take place in the Ballroom which will be set up to accommodate social distancing.

There is no host detachment for this Conference. As such Members are on their own to make Hotel reservations and meal plans. (We would like to know who plans to attend so that we can set the conference room accordingly.) Reservation information will be placed on the Department website as soon as details are complete.

All Members are encouraged to attend. Detachment elected and staff officers and those aspiring to be detachment officers will find this meeting especially rewarding in fulfilling their local responsibilities.

Book Today!

The rough agenda for the Conference will be:

Friday, August 21

Devil Dog Growl beginning about 1400, followed by –

Training sessions for Paymasters and Commandants (and those who wish or may be such in the future) and a session on the new data system that National is adopting.

Then, later in the afternoon Commandants Council and meetings of the Marine of the Year and Associate Member of the Year committees.

Saturday, August 22

More formal meeting following the MCL Ritual, beginning around 0900 and ending with election and installation of the 2020-2021 officers. Hopefully, we will finish before 1300 on Saturday.

Again, please let your detachment officers know that you plan to attend. They in turn should notify Kenya Thomas and me.

Semper Fi

Don Fisher

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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 the Marine Corps that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen, FMF Chaplains, and 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.

The Marine Corps League lives and strives to practice our motto of MARINES HELPING MARINES. Once a Marine, Always a Marine!

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    MARINE LICENSE PLATE PROGRAM
    Help Alabama Marines

    Served in the Marine Corps? When its time to renew your vehicle license plate, take your 00-214 to the Alabama Tag Office & tell them you want a Marine License Plate! Tell the world you are Marine, Once a Marine Always a Marine. Do this & the MCL receives approximately $21.

    This money is used to assist currently serving Marines, Marines who served in the past & their immediate families within the state of Alabama.

    Alabama TAG Fund more detail

    Alabama TAG Fund Vetting Form - Instructions on Page 2

    View Alabama Department of Revenue Tag page.

    MARINES HELPING MARINES

    Thank you Alabama

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    Marines of the Marine Corps League;

    The Marine Corps League has agreed with the American Military University (AMU) for AMU to award two regular Marine Corps League members a full scholarship (four years) to receive a Bachelor Degree or a Master's Degree in any degree offered by AMU.  You must have an accredited Bachelor's Degree in applying for the Master's Degree.  AMU is the full sponsor of this program.

    Only current, regular Marine Corps League members who are interested in applying for one of these degree programs can apply.  Application must be submitted no later than 15 July 2017.  

    Visit American Military University | Online Degrees & Certificates | 877-755-2787 or info@apus.edu for choices of degrees and complete information on AMU.

    This is a great opportunity to further your education.  These scholarships cover full tuition as well as the digital books (library) for attending.  Some degrees that require lab equipment, the awardees would be responsible for purchases of that lab equipment.

    Please read the attached application and "fact sheet" on AMU for further details.  AMU is an on-line University.  This is a full four year scholarship for a Bachelor Degree or a full two year scholarship for a Masters Degree.  Their classes start at your convenience.  As soon as you are awarded the scholarship, you should be prepared to start the classes soon afterwards.

    Look over the attachments and if you have a question, please e-mail me.  Go to AMU website and see who they are.  It is a great institution offering two Marine Corps League members a GREAT opportunity.

    Semper Fi,

    Johnny Baker
    National Judge Advocate


    Scholarship Questionnaire

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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 the Marine Corps that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen, FMF Chaplains, and 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.

    The Marine Corps League lives and strives to practice our motto of MARINES HELPING MARINES. Once a Marine, Always a Marine!

  • Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,

    As many of you know, the DoD has identified more than 130,000 Veterans whose Disability Severance Pay (DSP) was taxed that may be eligible for a tax refund attributable to their DSP.

    On July 9, the DoD began individually notifying the identified Veterans by letter through the US Postal Service. That effort is expected to continue through July 20.

    The identified Veterans will have one year from the date of the DoD notification letter to file for their refund, or three years since filing their tax return that reported their DSP, whichever is later.

    I have attached for your use a fact sheet that provided more details, and I would appreciate your sharing this information with those veterans among your membership or who may be affected.

    Also, I have attached a DoD news article on this topic that provides additional information. That article may be found online Click Here

    Many thanks in advance. As always, please let me know if you have any questions and I will ensure our SMEs provide responses.

    Best wishes to all,

    David L. Nokes
    Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
    Community & Public Outreach
    Pentagon

    LINKS:

    1. DoD News Article - Eligible Veterans Can Seek Refund for Taxes on Disability Severance Payment
    2. DoD Information Paper--Tax Refunds Available for Certain Veterans that Received Disability Severance Payments since 1991DoD Information Paper--Tax Refunds Available for Certain Veterans that Received Disability Severance Payments since 1991
  • An estimated 1.2 million retirees are in danger of losing their dental coverage on January 1, 2019 if they don't take action in the next six days. About 1.8 million enrollees in the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program are required to sign up instead for the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) by December 10, 2018 if they wish to maintain dental insurance. As of Tuesday, only 600,000 people had completed open season enrollment, according to information provided by the Defense Health Agency. It's clear that hundreds of thousands of people across the globe are not getting the message. The change has been publicly announced for months.

    To all TRICARE Beneficiaries: please ensure you are enrolled in FEDVIP if you want dental and/or vision coverage.

    Go on line now to register: BENEFEDS.com. Or call BENEFEDS, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., EST at 1-877-888-3337.

    FEDVIP offers retirees 10 choices for dental coverage and four vision carriers. Compare rates using this tool. FEDVIP vision plans help pay for routine vision appointments and frames, lens and contacts. TRICARE health plans are primarily for medical issues associated with the eyes and they have some preventative care coverage. FRDVIP is currently extensively used for federal civil service employees.

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