Battalion Middle East Deployment
Send-Off & Care Package Campaign

Dear Friends,

One of our Battalions which is 1,000 Marines strong is getting ready to deploy from Camp Pendleton, in Harm’s Way, to the Middle East as part of a Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) in the late first quarter of this year. For security purposes we cannot disclose the name of the unit nor their actual time of their departure.

As part of your Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment’s Outreach efforts we are there to see our Marines, surrounded by Family Members, off as they board the busses and then send them Care Packages during their seven month tour In-Country.

As part of the Send-Off we provide Food & Beverages for all to enjoy. If the departure is in the morning hours we provide Breakfast Burritos, Pastries, Juice, Coffee, Waters and Snacks for our Troops to eat while they are in route during their long journey. If they assemble during the Lunch and Dinner hours we provide a decadent buffet which includes Trays of Sandwiches, Chips, Potato & Macaroni Salad, Coleslaw, Cookies, Drinks and Goodies Bags as they board the bus. The estimated Cost for this support is approximately $1,500.00

Once situated in the Middle East we will commence sending lots and lots of Care Packages every month. The Cost to Fill and Mail each Goodies Box is approximately $50.00 per Package. This effort is estimated to Cost $4,500.00.

Start to finish our Total Deployment Package Expense is estimated to be $6,000.00. Should we be fortunate enough to receive Donations of $30/Squad of Marines (12 Marines) we would be able to provide the kind of Outreach our Heroes and their Families so richly deserve.

If you are of a mind to support this effort, please go to our Website (See Business Card) and Donate generously for the number of Squads you would like to support. Alternatively, you may wish to send your Check to our Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment, P.O. Box 3775, San Clemente, CA 92674-3775. (Memo Section: Send-Off & Care Page Program).

Thank You for being there at every turn to make sure our Heroes & Families are well taken care of.

Semper Fidelis, Pete Hammer-Commandant


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Our Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser was a HUGE Success with over 115 pies donated to our single Marines and Families! We delivered Gelson’s Victor-Bene’s Bakery pies on Monday November 23rd.

With the Pie Campaign Goal of 100 or more being met, Commandant Peter Hammer, as promised, Gleefully took a pie in the face!

Happy Thanksgiving & Semper Fidelis, Sonia Torres, Outreach Chairwoman

CLICK HERE to View Photos From the Birthday Celebration

Marine Corps League South Coast Birthday Celebration

Your Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment 022 which was Chartered  on January 15, 1974 is an All-Volunteer, Non-Profit Organization and one of several Detachments located throughout the United States. Our Detachment and others is overseen by its Marine Corps League National Headquarters in Merrifield, Virginia.

MCL Detachment-022 is approaching 100 Members strong and meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each Month at 6:00pm  – social hour; 7:00pm – meeting at:

Elks Lodge
1505 N. El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672
View Map & Directions

Membership is available to All Marines & Navy Corpsmen/Chaplains who served with Marines who are Active Duty, Reserve, Former or Retired, or honorably discharged Veterans, and may be either Officer or Enlisted. We have Associate Membership for Marine family members, other Veterans, and any and all Friends of Marines.  Our Ranks continue to grow and all those willing and able are encouraged to Apply for Membership.

Please call us at (949) 378-7984 or send an email to:

Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship  for the purpose of preserving and promoting the interest 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 and former Marines 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.

Learn More:
Download and view our Brochure (PDF)

Join us:
Download and view our Membership Application (PDF)

Programs your Detachment and your Marine Corps League Support would include the following:

  • Outreach for Detachment Members
  • Caring for the Units we support
  • Supporting our Young Marine Program (Boys & Girls Ages 8-18)
  • Taking care of our Wounded, Ill and Injured
  • Providing Scholarships
  • Helping with Veteran Service benefits
  • Legislative Assistance

South Coast Detachment Officers/Leadership Team – Click Here to View

2/1 OIF/OEF Fallen Marines Memorial and Plaque Dedication Dec 2016:

2/1 Marine Homecoming Sept 2016:

Filming, editing, and narrating for the two videos above by Chad Schiel.

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