Tag: East Valley Marines

You are invited to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Denise Lott Veterans Day and the birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps are approaching in November. In keeping with tradition, our East Valley Marine Corps League’s Sun Lakes Detachment 1296 is hosting its annual Birthday Ball. The Ball will be on Saturday, November 9, at the Oakwood Country Club. The public is invited to enjoy…

Use your golf skills to help veterans in need

East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296, is sponsoring their Sixth Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit our Arizona service members. The tournament is on April 5, 2019, at the Oakwood Country Club. It is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. Check-in is 7:00 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts. You will also get…

You are invited! Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Denise Lott Veteran’s Day and the birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps are approaching in November. In keeping with tradition, our East Valley Marine Corps League’s Sun Lakes Detachment 1296 is hosting its annual Birthday Ball. The Ball will be on Saturday, November 10, at the Oakwood Country Club. The public is invited to enjoy…

East Valley Marines support JROTC

Denise Landers This past month, East Valley Marines Commandant Dave Lott traveled to regional high schools to recognize outstanding Marine JROTC participants. The first venture was out to Tolleson Union High School to present awards to two cadets during their end-of-year ceremonies. The awards were in honor of deceased detachment member Bill Van Zanten who…

East Valley Marines Award JROTC Scholarship

  Denise Landers Each year, the East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296, awards a scholarship to a graduating senior who is involved with the Marines JROTC program at Vista Grande High School in Casa Grande. The scholarship for $1000 is based on the recommendations of the JROTC instructors who evaluate grades, community involvement and military bearing.…

East Valley Marines installs officers

  Denise Lott Elected and appointed officers for 2018 were installed at a ceremony during the East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296, monthly meeting. Pat Connell, Department of Arizona Commandant of the Marine Corps League, was on hand to do the swearing in. Elected officers are Dave Lott (commandant), Dave Minick (senior vice commandant), David Hernandez…

East Valley Marines help Santa deliver toys

Denise Lott Continuing their tradition of giving, members of the East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296, spent many of their December days driving U-Hauls and personal pick-up trucks throughout Phoenix. They were collecting donated toys for the Toys for Tots program. One of the partnerships this year was with the Salvation Army. Many deliveries were made…

Marine Corps celebrates 242nd birthday

Denise Lott Each year on November 10, the U.S. Marine Corps celebrates throughout the world their founding birthday 240 years ago. Sun Lakes is no exception. The Marines from the East Valley Marines Detachment 1296 held their annual Birthday Ball in November at the Oakwood Country Club. All veterans and friends are invited to the…

Remembering our fallen heroes

Guest speaker Dave Althoff (left) is introduced by League Commandant Dave Lott.

Denise Lott This year’s Memorial Day service for Sun Lakes was again held at the Pavilion of the Sun Lakes Country Club. There was a good-sized crowd gathered to remember our fallen military members. The program was coordinated by East Valley Marines Detachment 1296 and the Sun Lakes Country Club staff. The morning ceremony began…

East Valley Marines Award Scholarship

Denise Lott Each year, the East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296, awards a scholarship to a graduating senior who is involved with the Marines JROTC program at Vista Grande High School in Casa Grande. The scholarship for $1000 is based on the recommendations of the JROTC instructors who evaluate grades, community involvement and military bearing. This…