Programs of the Marine Corps League
MARINES HELPING MARINESS – WOUNDED MARINES PROGRAM
The program was created to support injured Marine Corps personnel located at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, Brooke Army Hospital in San Antonio, ass well as the Naval Hospitals at Balboa, Camp Pendleton and elsewhere. The Wounded Marines Program woks closely with the Wounded Warrior Regiment. the scope of support encompasses; financial support, visits from Marine Corps League members, off site day trips to include family outings, dinners, short trips in support the individual Marine’s needs and professional sporting events as tickets and opportunities present themselves.
U.S MARINES YOUTH PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAM
The League developed and administers a program that provides a physical fitness regimen that promotes a healthy, drug free life style for elementary and high school students.
YOUNG MARINES OF THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE
A youth program emphasizing honesty, courage, respect, industry, loyalty, dependability, and a sense of devotion to God, country, community and family. The Young Marines program receives funding from Congress and the United States Marine Corps primarily because of their drug interdiction focus on drug education and prevention.
Members of the Marine Corps League fund scholarships through donations from individual members and subordinate units of the Marine Corps League and Auxiliary. Children and former Mariness are eligible for academic scholarships for attendance at accredited colleges and universities.
MARINE MILITARY EXPOSITIONS PROGRAM
The Marine Corps League sponsors three Marine Military Expositions each year. “Modern Day Marine” is held aboard MCB, Quantico and is the premier military equipment, systems, services and technology exposition. “Marine West” is held aboard MCB, Camp Pendleton and showcases the latest technology and prototypes aimed at preparing today’s Marines for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. “Marine South” held at MCB, Camp Lejeune, MCAS Cherry Point and New River, showcasing the latest innovative displays, trailblazing computer simulations and state-of-the-art technology systems and equipment designed specifically for the U.S. Marine Corps.
The Marine Corps League is a member of The Military Coalition and participates in National and State legislative issues that affect military readiness, benefits and entitlements of active duty personnel as well as Veterans Benefits programs effecting former and retired Marines.
VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER PROGRAM
The National Headquarteres retains a full-time staff member who assists veterans in adjudicating claims against the government as a result of active duty service. Claims aree processed through the Department of Veterans Affairs or other appropriate agencies of the federal government.