Tag: East Valley Marines

You’re invited to Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Denise Lott The birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps is 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 12 at the San Marcos Crown Resort in Chandler. The public is invited to enjoy…

East Valley Marines Golf for Wounded Warriors

The Marine Corps League annual golf tournament benefits the Wounded Warriors and the Marines Helping Marines program.

Denise Lott Detachment 1296 of the Marine Corps League held their third annual golf tournament at the end of April. Proceeds from this event are used for Wounded Warriors and the Marines Helping Marines program. Oakwood Country Club’s three nine-hole golf courses were the new locations. The club’s golf staff did a great job in…

East Valley Marines induct new officers

Newly installed officers Mike Bishop, Dave Minick, Dave Lott and John Van Houten

Denise Lott Elected and appointed officers for 2016 were inducted at a ceremony during the East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296 monthly meeting. Bill Ebright, Department of Arizona Commandant of the Marine Corps League, was on hand to do the swearing in. Elected officers are Dave Minick (Commandant), Dave Lott (Senior Vice Commandant), Mike Bishop (Junior…

East Valley Marines help Santa deliver toys

Detachment members (and Marine granddaughter, elf Sarah Garibay) get ready to hand out toys!

Denise Lott For the fourth year, East Valley Marines of Detachment 1296 headed out on Christmas Eve to some of the lower income housing areas along Chandler Boulevard. Pickup trucks were loaded with 20 boxes of toys. At each stop, blue tarps were spread out in the center of the projects and toys, sorted for…

U.S. Marine Corps celebrates its 240th Birthday

Jim Harkins and Sun Lakes resident Dave Lott are prepared for their upcoming roles in the program.

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. This year’s guest of honor was William L.…

East Valley Marines send WWII Vet to DC on Honor Flight

Marines Ernie Karkula and Gordon Fiacco at the DC WWII Memorial

Denise Lott An application was submitted by the East Valley Marines of Detachment 1296 to have member Ernie Karkula, World War II Marine, selected for the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. The Honor Flight provides our World War II veterans with an opportunity to visit the WWII Memorial, which was only finished in 2005. Since…

East Valley Marines send Wounded Warriors to Alaska for fishing

Disabled veterans and support group on the Alaska fishing trip.

Denise Lott For the second year, the East Valley Marine Corps League, Detachment 1296 of Sun Lakes, planned a seven-day Alaska fishing trip for Marine Wounded Warriors. Ron Enderle, detachment member, coordinated with his friends, Harley and Farrel Lewis of Ketchikan, Alaska, who own a 71-foot yacht. The detachment paid for air and ground expenses…

East Valley Marines hold golf tournament for Wounded Warriors

Rich Williams, Doug Patterson, Dennis Miller, Gordon Fiacco, and Dave Minnick prepare for the tournament.

Denise Lott Detachment 1296 of the Marine Corps League held it’s annual golf tournament at the end of April. Proceeds from this event are used for Wounded Warriors and the Marines Helping Marines program. Bear Creek Golf Course was again the location and special thanks go to General Manager Jeff Huseman and his team for…

East Valley Marines support  Ride 2 Recovery

The Royal Flush team: Dave Althoff (captain), Brian Wood, Bob Althoff, Paul Lavin, Lloyd Brown and Adrian Barrios.

Denise Landers Lott East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296, helped support a team in Phoenix’s March Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride. The Honor Rides series raises awareness and is the funding arm for Ride 2 Recovery. It gives the public the opportunity to ride with healing heroes and enlisted military on a non-competitive, fun ride. Our…

East Valley Marines bring root beer floats to hospital

Denise Lott This month the East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296, once again spent a Saturday afternoon at the Veterans Hospital in Phoenix. These sessions are when we provide two of the wards with root beer floats and assorted flavors of ice cream, along with cookies. The patients quickly line up and select their choices, often…