Saturday, August 31, 2019


The VR&E program assists entitled Veterans with service-connected disabilities and an employment handicap to prepare for, find, and maintain a job. It also helps entitled transitioning Service members.  Click the link below to view the flyer.


Friday, August 23, 2019

Thank You for Your Support of Southern Utah Devil Pups

An awesome array of incredibly talented Southern Utah Devil Pups, a generous Pizza Factory meal of salad, bread sticks, pizza and drinks, and a totally packed house made 2019 SoUtah Devil Pups Awards Night a huge success!  Lead Liaison Representative Sgt. Billion Johnston, MCL member and trainer for these accomplished pups, led the evening full of fun, certificate presentations for donors, supporters, Eagles and staff as well as an unusually full list of Devil Pup camp award winners.  

Commandant Lisi accepting Certificate of Appreciation from 
SoUtah Devil Pup LR Sgt. Billion Johnston

Commandant Pat Lisi was on hand to accept the Pups’ Certificate of Appreciation and award the five pups who won camp awards at graduation:

 Platoon Guidon award to Caryn Krafczyk

 Presenting 95 percentile award to Ben Stock

 Commandant Lisi presenting to Jake Jevne, perfect PFT award winner

Commandant Lisi presenting perfect PFT award to Chance Arvig

Commandant Lisi presents award to Sarah Lanter for a perfect PFT at Devil Pup camp

Perfect PFT score awards to not one, but three Pups: Jake Jevne, Chance Arvig and Sarah Lanter. To make the season even more complete, Dominick Alamares, Christopher Eagar, Ezekiel Gomm, Brian Jauregui and Jaydon Mickelson gave SoUtah Devil Pups an awesome reputation.

Donna Toole, Associate MCL member and CoFounder and SoUtah Devil Pups Coordinator explained the origin of the Col. Toole Cookie Award, and 10 Devil Pups loudly agreed as the special award went to JROTC instructors, CMSgt. Todd Cole of Pine View High School and SMSgt. Morgan Hager of Dixie High School for their continued support of the SoUtah Devil Pup program.   Bill Fortune, MCL member, was on hand to document the evening in photos, along with SUDP staff Jan and Bill Veltkamp, MCL associate members.

Christopher Eagar received George Class Certificate and Ribbon from SMSgt. Morgan Hager

Dominick Alamares tells of his favorite and least favorite thing about Devil Pup Camp

Jaydon Mickelson tells of favorite and least favorite event at Devil Pup Camp

Ezekiel Gomm tells of his camp experience

Brian Jauregui receives George Class Certificate and Ribbon from SMSgt. Morgan Hager

Les Covey shared in a "Show and Tell" of the timer he was given for use at the range by Larry Williams of Southern Utah Practical Shooters:

These new Devil Pup graduates appreciate the financial and encouraging support of the SoUtah Practical Shooters, Utah Dixie Detachment #1270 of the Marine Corps League, the Color Country Chapter of D.A.R. and the many individual supporters of our program.  

Guests included Utah Dixie MCL supporters

This year's 10 graduates bring the total of Southern Utah Devil Pups to 103 over its 13 year history.  

 Congratulations, 2019 Devil Pups!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Crossroads of the West Gun Show

Marines:  We need volunteers for our MCL booth at the Gun Show, Crossroads of the West, on September 7 and 8 (plus set up on the 6th).  It will be at the Dixie Center.  As usual, just type your name and phone number in the appropriate blocks and then close out of the document.  Change or add blocks at any time by re-opening the document.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Camp Pendleton - Post Devil Pup Graduation

At Camp Pendleton immediately after Devil Pup graduation 3 August 2019
Eight of our pups with Liaison Rep Billion Johnston

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Oct 2019 Wreaths Across America BBQ Fundraiser

Friday, August 2, 2019

August 10 Breakfast Meeting

Monthly Breakfast Meeting August 10, 0830

The guest speaker will be Kyle Case, CEO of the Huntsman World Senior Games which comes to town in early October.  Senior Vice Commandant Scott McNeal will facilitate the meeting because Marjorie and I have to go on 'holiday' to Quebec City, Canada for a couple of weeks.  

Jon Hinz wants to also remind you to bring your check books so you can purchase your tickets to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball, an event that you most certainly are planning to attend. And as long as you have your checkbook along you can also see Jon about renewing your MCL membership for the year.  All League members' annual dues come due September 1 each year unless you are a PLM (permanent Life Member).