Click below for an application to become a member of our detachment. We would enjoy meeting you at our next meeting. Please bring it along with a copy of your DD-214 and payment of dues.  

Saepe Expertus, Semper Fidelis, Fratres Aeterini
"Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever"

Members of Larry Nehring Det #103 MCL, Dept of Iowa officers, and MCLA Auxiliary President pose with Gov. Kim Reynolds at the Iowa Capitol after she signed House File 2306 adding the Marine Corps League as an official member of the Iowa Veterans Commission on May 3, 2024.


Do you miss the Esprit de Corps? The Larry Nehring Detachment of the Marine Corps League is always looking for new members willing to support you & your families in the local Des Moines area. Whether you're a Marine or FMF Corpsman on active duty, in the reserves or a veteran, YOU are still and always our brother/sister in arms and will always carry the title MARINE.Semper Fidelis.


The Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem and the name Marine Corps® are registered trademarks of the USMC.  The Marine Corps League supports the USMC and its veterans, however it is not officially connected to or endorsed by the USMC, and the name and emblem are used with permission.


  • Build Spirit de Corps with fellow Marines & FMF Corpsmen from different generations

  • Serve your fellow Marines / Veterans at the VA hospital or care facilities

  • Honor the Marines that have given the ultimate sacrifice

  • Build you references & network with other Marines

  • Have representation of Marines at the State of Iowa Veterans Council regarding legislation 

  • Referrals to local, state, national government agencies that can assist YOU

  • Scholarships for vocational training, community college, public / private universities