What is the Oak Ridge Detachment?

The mission of the Marine Corps League is to promote the interests and to preserve the traditions of the United States Marine Corps; strengthen the fraternity of Marines and their families; serve Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains who wear or who have worn the Eagle, Globe and Anchor; and foster the ideals of Americanism and patriotic volunteerism.

A little about the Oak Ridge Detachment:

- We provide military funeral honors to deceased veterans and their families in our local area.

- We work to collect toys for children in our area, through the Toys for Tots program.

- We partner heavily with DJ Bobby C's numerous fundraisers each year. This includes his Thanksgiving dinner giveaways, Christmas dinners giveaways, and Franklin County Triad Ham giveaways, all to families in need.

- We hold a monthly breakfast at the Greenfield Moose lodge at 20 School Street in Greenfield. This takes place on the fourth sunday of every Month from 7 am to 11 am. It begins in September and ends after June.

- We cook full Chicken BBQ dinners in July and ends after the August BBQ. These BBQ's are currently held in Cushman Park in Bernardston Massachusetts.

- The Oak Ridge Detachment relies heavily on fundraising and donations made, in order for us to give back to the community as we are a non profit organization.

- The Oak Ridge Detachment is a subsidiary of the National Marine Corps League, and it also falls under the New England Division, and the Department of Massachusetts.

The Marine Corps League as a whole provides funeral honors support to over 10,000 funerals per year. This support allows the Marine Corps (Active and Reserve) to focus more of their resources on mission preparation.

The Marine Corps League also supports the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Semper Fi Fund, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, Mack's Marines, and the Young Marines.

We have several scholarship/award programs including the Merchant Marine Academy Marine-Option Honor Graduate, Marine Corps University LtGen Lejeune (luh-jern) Leadership Award, Delta Dental Scholarship, and college scholarships through the Marine Corps League Foundation.

One of our most critical missions is assisting transitioning Marines and their families in support of the Marine Corps' Marine for Life program.

The Marine Corps League produces a quarterly publication called the Semper Fi Magazine.

We have many programs supporting our Marines, their families, and our community:

Veteran Service Officers (VSO)
Scouting/Eagle Scout Program
Marine Roses Program
POW/MIA Remembrance
Rifle and Pistol Competition Matches
Volunteer Assistance Veterans Service (VAVS)
Color Guards

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