MCL Detachment 1057 joins Temecula VFW for Annual "DI Call," 4-5 June 2021. 


MCL Det. 1057 member and Retired Marine Corps Sergeant Major Larock Benford competes in a cadence call event at the Temecula Valley VFW Post 4089.  


The competitors demonstrated their skills in manual of arms, the "Rusty Hat" cadence calling contest, storytelling, along with judging various drill instructor displays of yesteryear. 


This event also hosted a historical display of a World War Two-era Willy's Jeep, along with a number of fundraising activities supported by a team golf competition, along with auctions and raffles of special Marine Corps-themed items.  


MCL Detachment 1057 joins Temecula VFW for Annual "DI Call," 4-5 June 2021.


Former Marine Corps Drill Instructors, members of MCL Det 1057 and VFW Post 4089, stand together in a group photo, marking the end of the annual event.


This event served as a reunion amongst former drill instructors who now reside in Riverside and San Diego Counties.  As they gathered, for a moment, these fine veterans were transported back to their time, serving at the recruit depot.  




at 2015 Department of California MCL


On June 27, 2015, Detachment meeting we celebrated our award with a cake cutting!


31 May 2014


MajGen Lawrence D.Nicholson,


Commanding General,


1st Marine Division,


visited Detachment 1057.







31 March 2012, Visit from


Major General Ronald L. Bailey,


Commanding General, 1st Marine Division