Request Military Service Records
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever. Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you.
This information will give you some insight on what your loved ones should do in case of your passing. This is something that we all never want to think about, but it is a reality. We need to have all our paper work in order for our loved ones.
Alabama Veteran Benefits
The state of Alabama provides several veteran benefits. These include Housing, Financial Assistance, Employment, Veterans Business, Education, and Other State Veteran Benefits.
The Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery At Spanish Fort Foundation, Inc. is a registered charitable, non-profit organization that helps augment the services and budget of the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort.
We fervently believe in the spirit of the MCL Mission Statement in that we take care of each other, our fellow Marines and their families. We are active in all the various programs promoted by the League; Young Marines, Toys For Tots, Card and Label program, the scholarship programs, the Eagle Scout Awards and others.
United States Marine Corps official website
The Marine Corps is the Nation’s expeditionary force in readiness. On a day-‐to-‐day basis, we are forward deployed, forward engaged, and prepared for crisis response. We are also ready to respond in the event of a major contingency. The American people have come to expect us to do what must be done “in any climb and place” and under any conditions. They expect us to respond quickly and to win.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC honors those who died in the Vietnam War. Their relatives and friends leave letters, poems, and photographs at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and on this web site. We bring the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to your home to help remember the sacrifices of the fallen and their families.
Marine Corps Museum, including a virtual tour
The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines–past, present, and future. Situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, and under the command of Marine Corps University, the Museum’s soaring design evokes the image of the flag-raisers of Iwo Jima and beckons visitors to this 120,000-square-foot structure. World-class interactive exhibits using the most innovative technology surround visitors with irreplaceable artifacts and immerse them in the sights and sounds of Marines in action.
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
Camp Lejeune Drinking Water
The Marine Corps encourages all those who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune in 1987 or before to register to receive notifications regarding Camp Lejeune Historic Drinking Water.
The Marine Corps League Foundation is the charitable subsidiary of the Marine Corps League. The Foundation, was formed in 1989 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational and charitable entity for the Marine Corps League. The Foundation has grown considerably in recent years because of your generous support of the Holiday Label program. Your generosity has greatly enhanced the Foundation’s ability to support the scholarship and youth programs of the Marine Corps League.
The Young Marines is a 501(c)3 non-profit youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building, leadership, and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines is the premier youth organization in its Drug Demand Reduction Efforts.
Marine Youth Foundation
The United States Marines Youth Foundation will provide you with all the information you’ll need to get your school or youth organization involved with a fitness program that has helped young individuals reach their goals for more than 50-years. What began as an experimental competition in one New York high school is now national in scope and growing. In fact, young Americans are taking part in this program from all across the United States as well as from Great Britain, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other parts of the World. Being a part of the national program includes taking an active role in ensuring the young people of America are of sound mind and body. Will you be a part of a fitness program where everyone wins???
A word of encouragement in these trying times: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of sound mind” 2 Timothy 1:7. The world is going through extremely trying times. We have the Covid-19 pandemic, economic crisis and social unrest. I want to encourage all of us to not let fear…
December 1, 2022
We have just celebrated three holidays; Marine Corps Birthday, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving; and now we push forward towards the birth of our Supreme Commandant, our Lord Jesus Christ. I want to wish each of you and your families a very Merry Christmas from the members of the Brandon Wilbourn Detachment of the Marine Corps League here in Huntsville, Al.
Please continue your prayers and support for Karl Winn, Tommy Davis, and Bob Johson. Chaplain Charles Harris
November 11, 2023
Current Sick and in Distress List:
Caregivers of the Sick
Military and First Responders
There are several Unspoken Needs: (Sometimes we have needs we would rather not share publicly. God knows our needs-whether spoken or not.)
“I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord.”
Charles C. Martin
|P. L. Wilson Det. #447
|Thomas Claxton||251-767-8489||Meets 1st Thursday @ 1900 hrs at American Legion Post 88 – 2663 Halls Mill Road, Mobile, AL 36606|
|Howlin’ Mad Smith Det. #592
|Wiley Monteabaro||(205) 907-5798||3rd Saturday 0900 for breakfast/1000 for meeting at American Legion Post 255, 1834 Carson Rd, Birmingham, AL 35217|
|Wiregrass Det. #752
|Jaime Jack||334-390-9032||First Tuesday of the month, 1800, at the Dothan VFW Post 3073, 1426 Taylor Rd, Dothan, AL 36301|
|Brandon Wilborn Det. #820
|Edward Becher||269-221-2221||Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 1730, Social, 1800 meeting, Tim’s Cajun Kitchen, 114 Jordan Ln NW, Huntsville, Al|
|Townsend Det. #920
|Mike Jeffries||903-918-2347||Meets 3rd Monday of the month, 1700, Fried Tomato Buffet, 6561 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, AL 36117|
|Billy Stelpflug Det. #1064
|Gene Stanaland||334-703-0047||Meets 3rd Sat. – 0730 hrs. 41 Lee Rd, Clubhouse at Auburn Legends, Auburn, AL 36832|
|McLaughlin Det. #1091
|Mitchell L. Chastain||256-490-3960||Meets 3rd Sat.at 1000 Hrs at Gadsden Masonic Lodge, 819 Chestnut Street, Gadsden, AL|
|Johnny M. Spann Det. #1272
|Michael P. Gray||256-529-3456||Meets @ 1800 hrs 2nd Thurs,TBD, Tuscaloosa, AL|
|Allen Ray Chaffin Det. #1329
|Jacob S. Neumann Sr||205-331-9361||Meets 4th Tues. – 1800 hrs at Calhoun County Civil Defense Bldg. on Bynum-Leatherwood Road, Anniston, AL|
|Cpl. Joseph Whitehead Det. #1370
Gulf Shores, AL
|Jim Ribley||618-550-3376||4th Monday each month 1800 Gulf Bowl 2881 Juniper St. Foley, AL 36535|
|Jesse Andrews Jr.Det. #1378
|Aaron W Henriques||386-984-0447||Meets 3rd Tuesday of month @ 1830. El Rancho Mexican Restaurant, Daphne AL 36526|
|N.E. Alabama Det. #1404
Ft. Payne, AL
|Barbara Dove||256-996-6653||Second Saturday, 10:00 a.m. at Detachment 1404 Meeting Hall, 659 A Wallace N.E. Ave Fort Payne, AL 35967|
|Lr. Gen. Victor “Brute” Krulak Det. #1415
|Tom Krebs||205-401-2383||Meets 2nd Sat. – 1000 hrs at Hoover Tactical Firearms – 1561 Montgomery Hwy. Hoover, AL 35216|
|LCpl Jonathan L Smith Det. #1427
|Elizabeth Tumbleson||256-318-4134||Third Thursday, 1830 at Decatur FOP Lodge 46, 3721 US-31, Decatur, AL 35603|
|Sgt. Foster L. Harrington Det. #1449
|Ronald Danley||251-459-3081||3rd Saturday each month, 1030 at Kravers Seafood Rest., 2368 Leroy Stevens Rd., Mobile, AL 36695|
|Cpl. Matthew D. Conley Detachment #1477||Richard Keeton||256-436-1000||2nd Tuesday, 1800 hours at 215 S Montgomery Ave, Sheffield, AL 35660|