UPDATE --- 27 AUGUST 2021 ----
Amber Waves of Grain Craft Beer Festival is coming.....See below!
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23 October 2021
The 6th Annual Amber Waves of Grain Craft Beer Festival for Veterans being held October 23, 2021 12:00-4:30pm in Corona.
Please help us share this event on all your social media accounts and send regular email blasts to your contacts.
AWOG is the Inland Empire’s premier craft beer festival fundraiser honoring America’s Veterans.
100% of net proceeds will benefit over 30 non-profit organizations which make life easier for our Veterans.
This year, the event will feature 40 breweries, five homebrew clubs and over 100 unique styles of beers.
In addition to some amazing beers, the festival features historical reenactment groups showcasing America’s military.
The festival starts off with a military-civilian parade promptly at 12:00pm.
Get a chance to meet one of several WWII Korean and Vietnam War veterans who will be on site for a special meet and greet.
This event has raised and distributed over $150,000 to local non-profit veteran organizations.
All members on the committee are volunteers so all funds raised go to veterans.
14 August 2021 ----- ALERT -----
INTERNET SAFETY ADVISORY
Please be on the look out for email scams asking you to purchase gift cards.
This is known as the "GIFT CARD PAYMENT SCAM." Typically, these scammers will hijack familiar email addresses from family and friends, so the message may seem familiar; they ask you to do odd favors, asking you to go to the store and purchase hundreds of dollars worth of gift cards, then requesting you take pictures of the card numbers and access codes.
Gift cards are popular and convenient... and not just for gifts. Con artists have latched onto gift cards as a convenient form of payment in their scams.
In a 2021 AARP survey, nearly 1 in 3 adults said they or someone theyknow had been asked at some point to purchase a gift card to pay a bill, fee or some other debt or obligation, or to claim a prize.
SIGNS TO WATCH FOR
1. You're asked to by one or more gift cards often referred to as "electronic vouchers" -- as a quick means of making a payment.
2. You're told to share the numbers on the back of the gift cards, by reading them off or sharing a picture.
3. The request comes from someone you wouldn't expect to ask for money this way.
3 August 2021 ----- VOLUNTEER SUPPORT FOR CAMP PENDLETON ASYMCA BALL GOWN DONATIONS
November 10th is coming and Ms. Rita Nastri has been volunteering her efforts to support the Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA's Annual Marine Corps Ball Gown Drive.
Many of the donated items consist of fashionable ball gowns, shoes to match, to include tuxedos for gentlemen (with accessories). Everything donated will be provided free of charge to active duty personnel and their families.
These donated items will support our active duty Marines and their families at Camp Pendleton, Twenty-nine Palms and Yuma, possibly saving them hundreds of dollars as they prepare to attend the Marine Corps Birthday Ball.
The last day for donations is 1 September 2021 and ASYMCA is a 501c3, so whatever you can provide is considered tax-deductible.
If you'd like to help, please contact the Armed Forces YMCA located in the Camp Pendleton Wire Mountain Area by calling 760-385-4921.
Also, you can help spread the word if you know any Camp Pendleton-based Commanders or Sergeants Major who could share this information.
30 July 2021 ----- On behalf of MCL Detachment 1057,
we would like to extend a special shout-out to........
Our brother, Dan Showalter, a retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel is currently recovering from a medical procedure; it is reported that he is in high spirits.
Dan is in our thoughts and prayers and we look forward to seeing him at our next League meeting on Saturday, 28 August 2021.
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5 August 2021 ----- We are seeking pictures from your time in the Marine Corps.
Please share your Marine Corps memories with us; we would love to showcase your service on this website.
Take a moment to describe what's happening in your pictures by providing who, what, where, when, why and how.
Simply email your images to the MCL Det 1057 webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
24 July 2021 ----- COPY & PASTE OR SIMPLY CLICK THE BELOW LINK TO VIEW THE LATEST "SEMPER FIDELIS" ISSUE FROM THE MANPOWER TEAM AT QUANTICO.
WHILE THIS PUBLICATION IS FOCUSED ON THE RETIRED MARINES, THERE ARE ALWAYS GREAT ARTICLES COVERING VETERAN BENEFITS (TRICARE, VA) AND KEY CONTACT INFORMATION.
This link / newsletter also provides information on......
-The Next Generation Uniformed Services ID Card
-Expanded Exchange Privileges for DoD Employees (as of May 2021)
-Updates on TRICARE For Life
-Marine Barracks Washington Parade Season
-The Navy Blue Angels' Performance Schedule
-CMC's Latest "White Letter" for retirees
-2021 Retired and Annuity Pay Dates
-USMC Unit / Group Reunions
-Schedule for The Retired Appreciation Days (note --- set for 11 September 2021 at Camp Pendleton)
The Semper Fidelis newsletter is published
with HQMC appropriated funds on a quarterly basis.
"ONCE A MARINE,.....
ALWAYS A MARINE!"
Join the Marine Corps League
We count among our members, officers and enlisted. We have pounded the ground, flown in the air, saved
lives as corpsmen.
We've stormed the beaches and served at sea. We've worked in personnel and administration, and along the way, through our MOS assignments, we have also found ourselves in communication, logistics, utilities and intelligence.
We've served our nation not only at home but in conflicts in the Pacific, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. Nevertheless, our common bond, that which unites us all, regardless of our current stations in life, is that We Are All Marines.
If you want to rekindle that "esprit de corps" that only Marines can share, swap old sea stories, catch up with old friends or make some new friends, we invite you to come to our meetings and see who we are and what we do.
You've already earned the title United States Marine so we'd like to welcome you aboard!
We meet the last Saturday of
every month at 0900 hours,
except in December.
-Wounded Warrior Program
-Toys For Tots
-Temecula Valley Young Marines
-6 High School Marine/Navy JROTCs
-Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (semperfifund.org)
-4 Paws 4 Patriots (www.4paws4patriots.org)
-VFW Motorcycle Club - Empire Chapter
-Veterans Supplemental Support Network (VSSN)
-The volunteers who collect & donate gowns to Marine Corps Ball attendees at Camp Pendleton
We thank these special groups
for their enduring support:
Wildomar VFW Post 1508
Temecula Valley VFW Post 4089
Stone Church Brewery (Corona & Temecula CA)
Amber Waves of Grain Craft Beer Festival for Veterans
Veterans Supplemental Support Network (VSSN)