Monday, October 15, 2018

20 Oct 2018 - Cub Scout BB Gun Shoot

Need assistance in supervising over 500 Cub Scouts Saturday 20 October for a BB Gun Shoot.  Muster is 0800.  Cubs will be shooting from 0900 to 1200, 480 in the morning (8 relays of 60) and 105 from 1300 to 1700.  Keeping the guns loaded will be a priority, in addition to monitoring the Cubs' safe shooting.  Please indicate which shift(s) you can work.


Quail Lake is located .3 mile off of Highway 9 on SR-318 - across from the DMV.  Look for green sign on right which says "Scout Day Camp."  Lunch will be free - but please sign up asap so enough meals can be provided.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

How Many Dixie Direct Books Do You Need?

Gene Rose will have the Dixie Direct books available a couple of days before November 1st. Sales begin November 1st.  Get to your customers for their orders now!  The books are the same price - $35.  Gene will get books to you to sell so call him with how many you need.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

2018 Wreaths Across America


The historic St George Cemetery is completely funded for Christmas wreaths as of 9-30 where 1100 Veterans are buried. Still need to raise monies to cover 500 graves at Tonaquint Cemetery (258 of 750 are currently covered) and 20 Veterans graves at Shivwits Cemetery.  Participation is really needed at this BBQ fundraiser.  Remember The Daughters of the American Revolution and Zion Harley Davidson are honoring over 1800 deceased Veterans this December 15th for  Wreaths Across America. Please come out and help support them with the Wreaths Across America fund raiser.  Entertainment will be provided.

Marti Bigbie
Vice Commander Department of Utah
District 7 Commander
Commander Post 90, St George, Utah

Please join us on Saturday, October 20th, at Zion Harley Davidson for our 3rd annual BBQ fundraiser to benefit Wreaths Across America (WAA).  Our goal this year is to REMEMBER and HONOR approximately 1800 veterans buried at three participating locations:  Tonaquint Cemetery, Shivwits Cemetery and, for the very first time, historic St George Cemetery.  The GOOD NEWS is that we already have sponsors for 1300 wreaths as of this date.  We are very confident that this event annually hosted by Zion Harley Davidson can and will get us much, much closer to the finish line.  

Please help us SPREAD THE WORD about this BBQ fundraiser by circulating the attached flyer and encouraging all you know to come out and support this wonderful cause.  I have attached a link to a mission briefing video that really paints the picture of what Wreaths Across America is all about and why so many people across the nation passionately support it.  I have also attached a news link of our 2017 WAA ceremony so you can also share the impact Wreaths Across America has on our community.   

Please feel free to contact me at any time about this specific event or Wreaths Across America in general.  This year's national WAA ceremony day is scheduled for Saturday, December 15th.  Please SAVE THE DATE as we will need plenty of helpings hands to lay over 1800 wreaths.  

Respectfully yours,
Valerie E. King, Regent
Color Country Chapter, Regent
Daughters of the American Revolution
714-686-2496 (cell)
435-703-9560 (home)


Friday, September 14, 2018

7 October 2018 Fundraiser

Marines:  Southern Utah Practical Shooting Range is hosting the National Competition for the RED OKTOBER AK-47 MATCH on Sunday, 7 October.  This has the potential to be a huge fundraiser for the Utah Dixie Detachment, AFJROTC and Devil Pups.  Below is a link to a sign-up sheet for those who are able to lend assistance to the competition.



Monday, September 10, 2018

2018 Devil Pup Graduates Thank Marines

On September 8, seven SoUtah Devil Pups had breakfast with Marines of the Utah Dixie Detachment #1270, St. George, Utah, to thank them for their support.  Devil Pups received Commendations from the Marines and PFT winner, Jason Hanks, received a monetary award for his efforts.  Thank you, Marines!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Poet Justice Johnston

Marines:  Billion and I thought you might get a kick out of a poem that Justice sent home from Devil Pup summer camp this year.  As you know, Justice is Billion's daughter and has been training with him for two years because she wanted to go to Devil Pup camp so badly.  She not only qualified at age 14, but came pretty close to a perfect PFT score at camp.

The pups all have to write a letter home to their parents.  They are only to write a letter and nothing else, but our little poet decided to add a poem on the back of her letter home.  The instructors caught it - but thought it was so funny they didn't yell at her!  Here's the poem (translation below):

Poem from Devil Pup Camp
By Justice Johnston

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Why did I come here?
I think I’m screwed.
My hair is messed up
and my whole body’s sore,
I’m so flippin’ tired
I’d nap on the floor (I got MRE cheese spread on my paper)
The instructors are scary,
They’re all women here.
If I mess up,
They’ll all scream in my ear!
We get MRE’s
And they taste like trash,
They won’t let us shower –
I smell like A**.

Love you all,
I’ll be home soon,
Justice Johnston

Friday, August 10, 2018

Dreams of the Black Echo

September 3rd is the premiere of the documentary film “Dreams of the Black Echo”  This film features interviews with several local veterans (including our members) and has the honor of  opening this year’s DOCUTAH International Film Festival.  The film is a very fresh, non-political look through the eyes of young students.

The Premiere Gala on September 3rd begins with an appetizer reception at Cappeletti’s Restaurant on Tabernacle Street at 6:00pm followed by screening of the film in the Electric Theater at 7:00pm.

A donor has agreed to pay the ticket cost of $50 per person for up to 50 Vietnam Era veterans and one guest, a total of 100 tickets.  Interested Vietnam Era veterans must reply to me not later than Friday August 24th   to reserve free tickets.  Please reply right away before the free tickets are all gone.

Additional tickets may be purchased online by going to then click on the “Buy Festival Tickets” red button, then scroll down to the “Festival Gala” option.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Cox box-office.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

To You, Doc

A Tribute:


Thursday, July 26, 2018

DoD Begins Notifying Over 130,000 Vets They May Be Due Tax Refunds

Friday, July 13, 2018

2018 Birthday Ball Tickets Available


Tickets are still a bargain at $35 each.
9 November 2018
Choose beef medallions or salmon.
Dancing will be to Soul What band.
For tickets, call Jon Hinz

For those of you who miss SOS

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Fair Time!!

Marines, it's County Fair Time.  Utah Dixie  Detachment #1270 has a booth at the fair each year.  It's a nice, comfy sit-down type of job, and you get to chat with Fair visitors and answer questions about our Detachment.

We ask that you sign up for a time slot on the chart contained in the link below.  Same process - click in a box to add your name and your telephone for the time slots  you can grip and grin. Then just close out (X) of the document.

This Fair is starting on August 8, so time is of the essence!!  Sign up to have fun!  Cotton candy not included.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Chesty XV to take over as Marine Corps mascot

Monday, June 25, 2018

RIP, Lafe

Just received word this morning that Lafe Brown passed away this morning in his sleep.  Lafe will be cremated.  Details to follow.  For those who wish to send a card, the address is 84 So 800 East, American Fork, UT  84003.
Semper Fi

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Learn more about new Medicare cards

CLICK HERE to learn more about the new Medicare Cards.  

Beware of scams - What should you do if someone calls and asks for your information, for money, or threatens to cancel your health benefits if you don’t share your personal information? Hang up! It’s a scam. Scam artists may try to steal your personal information by calling you and asking for your current Medicare Number to get your new Medicare card.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Navajo Code Talker Dies in Ivins

Please click here for the story of Samuel Holiday and the Navajo Code Talkers.

From 1943-1945 Holiday served in combat with the Fourth Marine Division during World War II. Throughout this time he served duties on the island of Roi Namur, Kwajalien, Tinian, Saipan and Iwo Jima.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Samuel Holiday - Navajo Code Talker

Chaplain Steve Handy advises that Sam Holiday is on hospice and near death at the Veterans Nursing Home in Ivins.  There will be a short Honor Blanket ceremony today at 3:00 p.m. to honor his service.  Please muster at 2:45 p.m. in ceremonial dress at the front entry of the nursing home.  Any questions, call Steve Handy at 619-5064.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Seeking storage for parade float

Utah Dixie Detachment #1270 is seeking enclosed storage/garage space for its parade float - like a landscape trailer.  It would take up one garage space.  It does need to be enclosed and would be retrieved for parades a few times a year.  Anyone with a space available, please contact Larry Mineer by e-mailing larry at constructionmonitor dot com (you know how to type that e-address).

2018 Jun 13 - St. George Business Expo Sign-Ups

June 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
St. George Area Chamber 2018 Business Expo
Dixie Convention Center, 1835 S Convention Center Dr 
St. George, UT 84790

Sunday, June 3, 2018

And it's a Sweep for Utah Dixie Detachment!

Dept. of Utah Commandant of the Year Col. Dave Waters

 Dept. of Utah Detachment of the Year and Associate Marine of the Year John Mayer

Dept. of Utah Marine of the Year Les Covey

Dept. of Utah Distinguished Service Public Relations Award to Bill Fortune

  Dept. of Utah Website of the Year!  OohRah!!

Dept. of Utah Annual Convention
2 June 2018