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Announcements (Last 3 months)


THE NOVEMBER MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR NOV. 4, 2019 AT THE BELLEFONTE ELKS AT 7:30 - BECAUSE THE SECOND MONDAY FALLS ON VETERANS DAY - WATCH FOR UP COMING INFOR,ATION ON DET. MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY
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COLONEL GERALD RUSSELL DAY OF CARING - OCT. 3, 2019 FROM 7:30AM - 5 PM CONTACT DIANE GRIEB
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THE NEXT MEETING IS SEPT. 9TH - THE FIRST WEEK IN OCTOBER IS COL. RUSSELL DAY OF CARING
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Det 302

The Nittany Leathernecks Detachment (DET 302) - serving in Centre County, Pennsylvania. Det 302 was established October, 1974. The Detachment consists of U.S. Marines and FMF Corpsman active or honorably discharged. The Det's motto is: "Valiant service is not limited to combat."

Monthly Meetings

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

Contact Us

Bob Johnson:
leatherneck302@gmail.com

Nittany Leathernecks Det.
P.O. Box 956
Lemont, PA 16851-0956
814-867-1060 (Det Commandant)

Important Links

  • Marine Corps League of PA
  • Marine Corps League of PA Foundation
  • About Our Namesake

    Nittany lion

    The Nittany Lion is the mascot of the Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania and its athletic teams. It refers to the mountain lions that once roamed nearby the school, and to Mount Nittany, a local landmark.The origin of the name "Mount Nittany" is obscure, the most commonly accepted explanation being that it is derived of Native American words (loosely pronounced as "neet-a-nee") meaning either "single mountain" or a protective barrier against the elements.

    Sculptor Heinz Warnecke was retained to carve the lion at the site from a thirteen-ton block of limestone. The sculpture was formally unveiled on October 24, 1942. The shrine has come to be one of the most visited and photographed sites, not just on campus, but also in the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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