You are invited to the Marine Corps. Ball

Denise Lott

The birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps is approaching in November. In keeping with tradition, our East Valley Marine Corps Detachment is hosting its annual Birthday Ball. The Ball will be on Saturday, November 15 at the Oakwood Country Club in Sun Lakes.

The public is invited to enjoy the event and show support for our Marine Corps. You can download a ticket order form at The event can sell out quickly, so do not delay in ordering tickets. The formal event starts at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner, special ceremonial events, and a guest speaker and dancing.

Each year, the Detachment sponsors several of our Wounded Marines and their spouses/dates, also arranging for a pre-Ball reception in their honor, as well as all hotel and meal accommodations.

This year’s guest speaker is William L. “Spider” Nyland, a veteran of the Vietnam War and a retired United States Marine Corps four-star General who served as the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps from 2002 to 2005. He retired from the Marine Corps in November 2005 after over 37 years of distinguished service.