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Welcome to the Samuel F. Gearhart Detachment 656 (Jefferson City / central MO area) of the Marine Corps League. Join us as we fulfill our mission to . . . join together in camaraderie and fellowship . . . to promote the interests of freedom, the Marine Corps, and the United States; and to assist the Marines and other veterans of our community.

Members of the Marine Corps League preserve the traditions and promote the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving and those who have been honorably discharged to promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy. We voluntarily aid and render assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans.

Incorporated by an act of Congress in 1937, the Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines who proudly wear the eagle, globe, and anchor of the Corps.

  • League and Auxiliary meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month at 1900 (with chow at 1800). Current and prospective members are welcome! Upcoming meetings:
    • Tuesday, 4 October 2016
    • Tuesday, 7 November 2016
    • Tuesday, 5 December 2016
  • Department of Missouri National Marine Corps League Rifle and Pistol Postal Match on Saturday, 24 September at 1000 at United Sportsmen's Club (4750 Henwick Lane, Jefferson City; see the flyer).
  • BBQ at Schulte's Fresh Foods (Jefferson City) on Saturday, 15 October 2016. We sell chicken, pork steak, and rib dinners with our famous Tun Tavern baked beans and cole slaw (or chicken and pork stead sandwiches, and rib slabs).
  • League staff meeting on Tuesday, 18 October at 1830
  • Monthly Dining Out on Wednesday, 19 October at 1830 at Canterbury Hill Winery (RSVP required by 2 PM on Sunday, 16 October)
  • Friday night at the bunker on Friday, 21 October at 1730
  • Central MO Pound #77 Military Order of the Devil Dogs Texas Hold 'Em tournament on Saturday, 22 October (see the flyer, tell your family and friends)
  • Trivia night (open to the public) with optional Halloween costume contest on Saturday, 29 October (see the flyer, tell your family and friends)

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