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Monthly Meetings

Monthly Meetings:
Bellefonte Elks Club
2nd. Monday of each Month:
1930 Hours (7:30 p.m.)
Bellefonte Elks Club
120 West High Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823

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Mailing Address:
Nittany Leathernecks Det.
P.O. Box 956
Lemont, PA 16851-0956
814-357-1862 (Det Commandant)

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The Nittany Leathernecks Detachment of the Marine Corps League (Department of Pennsylvania) is an incorporated non-profit service-oriented fraternal organization composed of active, retired and veteran Marines and Navy FMF corpsmen. The detachment is also composed of associate members who served honorably in other service branches of the Armed Forces of the United States. Members of the Nittany Leathernecks join together in fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and principles of the Marine Corps, and the United States of America, through community support programs within Centre County, Pennsylvania -- and beyond.

Leading by example, the membership is dedicated to voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all honorable Marine veterans, as well as their widows and orphans. The detachment attempts to perpetuate "Corps Values" espoused by the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. This is done through fitting acts of community service of the highest order. The Nittany Leathernecks are an incorporated 501 4(c) non-profit organization. All contributions to its various programs are tax deductible.

About Our Membership

There are two types of membership applications for the Marine Corps League:

Regular membership is restricted to those who have served a minimum of 90 days in the Marine Corps and/or possess an Honorable Discharge. U.S. Navy Corpsman who served in the Fleet Marine Force are also eligible for regular membership.

Associate membership is available for non-Marine Corps veterans. Associate members are not eligible to hold elective offices or vote on Marine Corps League policy. Associate members can be active in all other endeavors of the detachment to include holding committee chairmanships.

Note to applicants: Unless you are currently on active duty, you will be required to submit to the Det leadership a copy of your DD214. Your DD-214 will be filed by the paymaster and used only by the detachment to verify military service.

You can complete your application by:

  • Downloading the Application Form - as a PDF and fill out, sign and mail
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  • Completing the Application Online - Use the form under the   Membership Application  dropdown to complete your application online.

    Unless you are currently on active duty, you will be required to submit to the Det leadership a copy of your DD214.