4 December: Detachment Christmas Party

AmVets Post 2
2818 5th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50313
Social hour @ 1800

Dinner @ 1900

Meal: TBD

Christmas Gift Exchange

  • Men bring a men's gift
  • Women bring a women's gift
  • No more than $15 value per gift

A special visitor will be here during the party. Start being good now!!!

Please RSVP the number of adults & children for dinner. Also please advise name, gender & age of children under 12. 

Any other questions to Auxiliary President Barb Nobile at 732-245-2625 or pnpbarbmcla@yahoo.com 


2019 Events


11 November: Veterans Day Ceremonies

Hosted by Larry Nehring Detachment of the Marine Corps League

Gold Star Monument near Burke Memorial Park
​University Avenue, between E 6th and E 7th Streets(next to Iowa Lutheran Hospital
Des Moines, Iowa
Ceremonial Firing Detail @ 0900

Capital Complex 
Monument Area South of Capitol
E Walnut between Finkbine Dr & E 12th St

Ceremony starts @ 1000

10 November: USMC Birthday

The Ridgemont

7460 Hickman Rd.

Windsor Heights, IA 50324

Cocktail Hour: 1800

Ceremony: 1900

The annual Marine Corps Birthday Celebration is a celebration of Marine Corps history and traditions. It represents where the Marine Corps started and where it is now, while giving us a glimpse of the past, present and future. Throughout the world on 10 November, Marines celebrate the birth of their Corps - the most loyal, feared, revered, and professional fighting force the world has ever known.

Celebrate the birthday with a night of camaraderie and fellowship with your brother Marines!. 

9 November: 244th USMC Birthday Ball

Hosted by Echo Co 2nd BN 24th Marines 

Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50313
Dress: Uniform / Formal Attire

Cost: $65/person

Meal: Choice of Beef, Chicken or Vegetarian 

Cocktail Hour: 1700


Dinner: 1930

Dance & Camraderie: 2000

MCL Point of Contact: Ryan Lincoln

Email: lincoln_usmc@yahoo.com 

***FINAL DAY to RSVP & Pay Wednesday 9, October, 2019***

6 November: MCL Detachment Birthday Ball

AmVets Post 2
2818 5th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50313
Uniform of the Day:

Marines/FMF Corpsman:

  • MCL Dress Uniform: Red blazer/black pants,/white shirt/black tie
  • Business suit & tie.
  • Sports coat & tie

Auxilliary members/Ladies

  • MCLA Dress uniform
  • Blouse & skirt
  • Blouse & pants

Cost: $15/person

Meal: Choice of Prime Rib or Pork Loin

Social: 1800 (cash bar)

Ceremony: 1830

Dinner to follow

MCL Point of Contact: Bob McCarthy

Email: coach430@aol.com

Phone: 515-274-9110

***FINAL DAY to RSVP & Pay: Friday 1, November, 2019***