The motto of the Nittany Leathernecks Detachment is"Valiant service is not limited to combat." The detachment is first and foremost a community service organization. Prospective members should understand that and be willing to support that ideology. That is not to say there is not a social commitment, because there is. Much of the social nourishment occurs in the course of working together to achieve community betterment. But we do, in fact, hold family picnics and other events that contribute to a special camaraderie.