Marine Corps League Links




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Name Description
Marine Corps League Marine Corps League National Web Site
Semper Fi Magazine This is the Facebook page for Semper Fi Magazine – the magazine of the Marine Corps League
Marine Corps League – Midwest Division Marine Corps League, Midwest Division. This is the division home for the Department of Minnesota
Department of Minnesota  Web page for the Department of Minnesota, Marine Corps League
Forrest G James Det Forrest G. James Det #589. A detachment in the Department of Minnesota located in Mankato.
Thor Detachment Thor Detachment #606 is in the Department of Minnesota. It is located in Rochester
North Star Detachment The North Star Detachment, #943, is headquartered in Richfield, meeting at the Richfield American Legion
Military Order of Devil Dogs The Military Order of the Devil Dogs (MODD) was founded in 1939, during the National Marine Corps League convention in Boston. It is the Fun and Honor Society of the Marine Corps League, rendering service to the League and promoting Marine welfare programs.
Runestone Detachment  Runestone Detachment, #1409, is one of the newest detachments in Minnesota, formed in 2013.  It is based in Alexandria, Minnesota and meets at the VFW.
Dept North Dakota This is the Facebook page for the Department of North Dakota
Dakota Leathernecks Dakota Leathernecks, #1419, formed in 2014 in Bismark/Mandan, North Dakota
Red River Raiders This is the Facebook page for The Red River Raiders, #1453, in Fargo, ND. One of the newest detachments in the area, the Raiders formed in 2016

Marine Corps Links

Name Description
Marine Corps – Official Site The official site of the United States Marine Corps
National Museum of the Marine Corps The National Museum of the Marine Corps
HQMC News Headquarters Marine Corps News Releases
The Marine Band The President’s Own – The Marine Band
MCB Camp Lejeune MCB Camp Lejuene has been the home of Expeditionary Forces in Readiness since September 1942. There are several major Marine Corps commands at Camp Lejeune, including; II MEF, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Logistics Group and a Navy Hospital.
MCB Camp Pendleton Formerly Rancho Santa Margarita y Las Flores, Camp Pendleton was acquired by the Marine Corps in 1942. It is named after MajGen Joseph Pendleton, an early advocate of a west coast training base. It encompasses more than 125,000 acres and is one of DoD’s busiest installations. Pendleton is home to many major units, including; I Marine Expeditionary Force, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marines Logistics Group, 1st Marine Special Ops Bn, MCAS Munn Field, MAG-39, Edson Range and a Navy Hospital. It is used by all branches of the military for a variety of training needs.
MCRD Parris Island Located near Beaufort, South Carolina, PI has been home to Marine training since 1915. It is 8,095 acres in size, with only 3,262 of that habitable. It is the destination for recruits from the Eastern Recruiting Region. About 17,000 recruits are trained at Parris Island each year, and is also home to the Marine Corps DI School, Eastern Recruiting Region.
MCRD San Diego Located right next to the San Diego airport, MCRD San Diego has been the home of west coast Marine recruit training since 1923 (prior to that, they were trained at Mare Island). It is the destination for recruits from the Western Recruiting Region, with approximately 21,000 recruits trained in San Diego annually. MCRD San Diego is also the home to the Marine Corps DI School WRR, Recruiter School, and Sea School (to train Marines assigned aboard ships).
Marines Blog This is the official blog of the United States Marine Corps

Other Military Links

Name Description
United States Navy Official site for the United States Navy
Department of Defense Official site for the U.S. Department of Defense
U. S. Army Official site for the United States Army
U. S. Air Force Official site for the United States Air Force
U. S. Coast Guard Official site for the United States Coast Guard
Corpsman While is not an official military web site, this is the best site we know about regarding Navy Corpsman

Government Organizations, Institutions and Resources

Name Description
VA Official site for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
MN DVA Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Business Development Part of the US Office of Small Business Development, the Office of Veterans Business Development has a mission to maximize the availability, applicability and usability of all administration small business programs for Veterans
Minneapolis VA Health Care Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis
MN Dept Human Services Minnesota Department of Human Services – Human Services programs available for returning veterans
MN Dept Employment and Economic Development Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development – Veterans Employment Services. Assistance for veterans to prepare for, find and keep a job
Minnesota Vets Homes Minnesota Veterans Homes – Main site for all of the veterans homes operated by the MN Dept of Veterans Affairs
National Archives – eVetRecs This link is to eVetRecs, a page on the National Archives site. Use this to request a FREE copy of your DD214. It is easy and free, but you have to complete an online form, and, mail a signature verification form before your DD214 will be mailed.
DStress DStress is a pilot project started by the Marine Corps for active duty, Reserve, veterans and retirees, as well as their families, and attached Sailors, in the western U.S., Hawaii, and Alaska (about 20 states, including Minnesota). Callers will speak with veteran Marines, our former corpsmen, and licensed behavioral health counselors who have been specifically trained in Marine Corps culture and ethos. If successful, this pilot will be rolled out Marine Corps wide in 2011. The lines are open 24/7-365. Marine Vets and FMF Corpsmen are available typically 0700-2300, with counselors available other times. It is a resource that provides a place just to talk, for live online chat, or to locate local resources, and is completely anonymous.
Marines For Life Marine For Life is a Marine Corps organization that provides nationwide assistance to Marines who are returning to civilian life; Marine reservists; and all Marine veterans throughout their lives. Marine For Life also assists Sailors who have served with Marine Corps units. The organization enables Marines who move on to civilian life, after serving honorably, to stay a part of the Marine Corps family and brotherhood. Use this link to offer your services or seek assistance.
House Committee on Veterans Affairs This is the official web site for the U.S. House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Committee. It includes a list of subcommittees, members, and current legislation pending before the committee.
Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs This is the official web site for the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. Like the House site, it includes members of the committee, legislation addressed by the committee and a portal to contact the committee.
FedsHireVets FedsHireVets is a single site consolidating Federal employment information for Vets. The significant content includes; open positions, job hunting skills resources, training and education opporunities and much more.

Veteran Organizations/Benefits/Issues/Support Links

Name Description
Homeless Resource Directory National Resource Directory for Homeless Assistance Resources
MN Dept Human Services MN Dept Human Services – Homeless/Shelter Programs
Mental Health Minnesota Helping people in their journey toward mental health recovery and wellness through peer-to-peer programs and services, public policy advocacy, education and outreach.
MAC-V MACV – Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
National Coalition for Homeless Vets National Coalition for Homeless Vets
Veterans Assistance Foundation The Veterans Assistance Foundation is designed to assist homeless or at risk of becoming homeless veterans maintain or improve their status in society by providing a safe and secure environment through which they can access a wide array of human services. The focus of these programs is to assist homeless veterans with the services that have prevented them from becoming re-established in their communities.
DAV Disabled American Veterans – dedicated to building better lives for disabled veterans and their families
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Beyond the Yellow Ribbon strives to connect servicemembers and their families with community support, services, training and resources
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon – South of the River Beyond the Yellow Ribbon – South of the River is a community effort to honor, serve and support all military families, both past and present. Scott County residents, businesses, schools and faith communities are invited to join us in our efforts to support and serve our veterans and their families.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Founded in 1904, the mission of the NMCRS is to provide financial, educational and other assistance to members of the Naval Services, eligible family members and survivors.
Women Marines Association The WMA is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization comprised of women who have served or are serving honorably in the United States Marine Corps regular or reserve components.
Yellow Footprints This site is for current and former Marines, and is a good site as a locator resource. Marines can log their service history, as much or as little as they like. You can also search for information about other Marines to locate them, duty stations or other historical facts about the Marines with whom you served.
Minnesota Patriot Guard This is the Minnesota branch of the Patriot Guard Riders. Their primary mission is to attend funerals of fallen American heroes to show respect and honor the fallen, to support their families and community, and to ensure an atmosphere of dignity and respect is safeguarded for those in mourning. You need not be a rider to join or participate.
Wounded Warrior Project Their mission is simply ‘To Honor and Empower Wounded Warriors’. Definitely a great cause and a great need.
Toys For Tots What’s to say about Toys for Tots? 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 needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
Marine Riders Marine Riders are former and active duty Marines and FMF Corpsmen. They are a family-oriented group and absolutely non-political. Our Members come from all walks of life. We ride all makes of motorcycles both foreign and domestic. Two and three wheelers, and those with sidecars too. It isn’t the type of machine that counts, it’s the fact that we are Marines, with a passion for the Freedom commonly found with our Motorcycles. One of many Freedoms our Brothers and the Marines before us have died to preserve.
Guitars for Vets Guitars for Vets is an outreach program started by a guitar instructor and a Marine Vietnam Vet in Milwaukee in 2007. Together, they discovered the power music has to heal old wounds. Veterans are given six free private guitar lessons, followed by group sessions to share their music and, if so inclined, talk about shared experiences. Graduates receive a new guitar, bag, strap, tuner, method book and certificate of completion.
The Mission Continues The Mission Continues is a nonprofit group that awards fellowships to returning veterans to apply their skills and leadership through service projects. Fellows serve a 6-month period at local nonprofit organizations that address educational, environmental or social issues. The work toward one of three outcomes; full-time employment, higher education, or a permanent service role. The end of their fellowship concludes with a fellow-led service project in their community.
University of Minnesota – Veteran Services University Veterans Services supports veterans, service members and their families by providing assistance with state or federal education benefits, and finding the resources they need on and off campus.

Marine-Friendly Business Links

Name Description
Semper Fi Marines Semper Fi is owned/operated by a No-LOAD Marine and League member. They sell a wide range of Marine Corps themed apparel and gifts.
Sgt Grit It you haven’t heard about Sgt Grit, you’re probably not a Marine. Probably the largest source for Marine Corps related ‘stuff’ around. There is also a tremendous Marine Corps Community feature and presence on this site as well.
Pearson’s Candy Company Located in St. Paul, Pearson Candy has been a part of the Minnesota culture since 1909. Makers of great candy all of us remember and love; Nut Roll, Bun Bars, Mint Patties, and the famous Nut Goodie and Salted Nut Roll bars. Pick-up some of each.
Regis Corporation The beauty industry’s global leader in beauty salons, hair restoration centers and cosmetology education. Regis locations operate under many concepts, including; Supercuts, Sassoon Salon, Regis, MasterCuts, SmartStyle and Hair Club for Men and Women to name a few. You are always close to a Regis Corporation salon.
St. Paul Saints From 1902-1960, the farm team of the Yankees, Cardinals and Dodgers. A charter member of the rejuvenated Northern League. The St. Paul Saints have shown what baseball can be in the Twin Cities since 1993.
Summit Brewing Company To 25 years of independent thinkers. And drinkers. Since 1986, we’ve never lost our passion for making beer as complex and colorful as those who enjoy it. Thanks for sharing that passion. Skol!
ThreadLogic An embroidery company helping other companies to promote and advertise themselves. Custom Logo Apparel Embroidery is all they do and they do it well.
Minnesota Vikings Since 1961 the Minnesota Vikings have epitomized winning. The Men in Purple have always been near the top of the division standings. Only four NFL teams have played in more Super Bowls, and one the Dallas Cowboys, have more playoff appearances. If you’re a Vikings fan, you can’t ever say you’ve been bored.
Minnesota Timberwolves The Timberwolves brought NBA basketball back to Minnesota in 1989. Howl on the Prowl
Fierce Pride Fierce Pride is a veteran business founded and operated by Marine 1stSgt ‘Bob’ (Ret). They created and make the original Dog Tag Bracelet from dog tags and paracord, as well as a variety of other service and first-responder related items and gifts.

Other Links

Name Description
Leatherneck Leatherneck Magazine, published by the Marine Corps Association
Marine Corps Times Marine Corps Times
Marine Corps Publications Use this portal to find publications by the U.S> Marine Corps and/or request publications or information.
Marine Parents Marine Parents (formerly Marine Moms) is a place to connect with other parents of Marines.
Navy Times The Navy Times is a definitive source for Navy news and information.
Terminal Lance Terminal Lance is a sometimes irreverrent, mostly good-natured, always realistic, insight into the life of a Marine grunt Lance Corporal. It is a comic created by Marine LCpl Maximilian Uriarte. The site contains a variety of information and items for sale beyond the comic. It is a good site, particularly if you want a bit of humor to lighten the day.
Military History Resources The Military History Resources page has an incredible amount of information and links to military history sites. Everything you ever wanted to know about military history. The author is Thomas D. Pilsch, at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and, a retired Air Force Brigadier General.
The Sandgram The Sandgram is a blog by a Marine officer about ‘Military stories from past, present, both wars.’ It is an entertaining and insightful commentary on a variety of military topics and stories.
This Ain’t Hell This Ain’t Hell is a blog produced by some veterans. They actively engage a variety of topics, but seem to focus on the stolen valor as-well-as the incongruities of our military, public, and leadership. Nobody is safe! A great site.
Bluejacket Bluejacket is a site containing information about the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard. It was created and is maintained by someone who served in all three branches. Some good information and pics here.
Nursing Home Abuse Guide More than 3 million adults live in nursing homes and other long term care facilities in the U.S. Many of them are veterans or veteran family members. Up to 1 in 6 residents may be victim of abuse or neglect each year. This can be difficult to detect and report. This site offers comprehensive information regarding the detection and reporting of abuse or neglect in care facilities and information about laws and rights.