The Marine Corps League

Wants You.

Your community needs you. 

We are New England’s first local detachment.


MCL Honor Guard

The MCL honors the dead by helping the living lay their loved ones to rest with a respectful Honor Guard Detail.

20th Anniversary of 9/11

20th anniversary of 9/11 ceremony at the GWOT memorial, Am Legion Post 35, Hampton, NH, 11 Sep 2021


Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.


Declaration of Independence

In Congress, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the...

Breakfast at Grill 28

Come for breakfast The new location is Grill 28 Pease Tradeport 200 Grafton Rd Portsmouth, NH 03801 The time remains at 0900. Hope to see you there.

Once A Marine, Always A Marine

The Seacoast Marines make an indelible mark on New England where they started Pease Greeters, maintain monuments and help military families of all ranks and branches on the seacoast for over 70 years.


9 a.m. Wednesday Morning Breakfast

Mainely Local Yolks

43 ME-236, Berwick, ME 03901

(where the old Mayo’s used to be!)

Celebrating over 70 Years of service to Marines & our military family community here on the seacoast!



The Seacoast Detachment was founded at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in 1947. We are more than 100 members strong, with Marines and FMF Corpsmen from the NH Seacoast and York County, ME. In addition to our monthly meetings, we get together for Wednesday morning casual breakfast, a summer picnic at the New Castle Coast Guard Station, and of course at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball each November.

The Marine Corps League is the only Congressionally chartered United States Marine Corps-related veterans organization in the United States. Its Congressional Charter was approved by the 75th U.S. Congress and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937.  It takes great pride in crediting its founding in 1923 to World War I hero, then Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune.


Our Meeting Place

2nd Floor

American Legion Frank E. Booma Post 6

96 Islington St.

Portsmouth, NH 03801

Guests Welcomed

Committee Meetings 1800 HRS
General Assembly 1900 HRS


The Commandant
Marine Corps League
Detachment #394
PO Box 690
Kittery, ME 03904-0690