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Phonetic Alphabet

A phonetic alphabet is a list of words used to identify letters in a message transmitted by radio or telephone. Spoken words from an approved list are substituted for letters. For example, the word "Navy" would be "November Alfa Victor Yankee" when s Read More

Military Funeral Honors

The rendering of Military Funeral Honors is a way to show the Nations' deep gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully defended our country. This ceremonial paying of respect is the final demonstration of a grateful Nati Read More

How to Obtain your Platoon Photo

If you went to boot camp at Parris Island, SCThese are handled by the Exhcange System at Parris Island. Their information is not available onlinePlatoon Photos  Platoon photos dating back to 1939 to present are available by calli Read More

Flag Etiquette

When the flag is displayed over the middle of the street, it should be suspended vertically with the union to the north in an east and west street or to the east in a north and south street.The flag of the United States of America, when it is Read More

Patriot Plan: Benefits of the New Patriot Plan

MNGA21 November 2003SUBJECT: Patriot PlanISSUE: Benefits of the New Patriot Plan1. Introduction: The Patriot Plan is a package of additional benefits and protections for service members created by Governor Pataki’s Executive Order Number Read More

How to obtain your Military Records

It may become necessary at some point in time to request your military records. The following information will help guide you through this process. Complete information can be obtained at the NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) at htt Read More

How to Obtain Your Cold War Recognition Certificate

The Secretary of Defense approved awarding of the Cold War Certificates to all members of the armed forces and qualified federal government civilian personnel who faithfully and honorably served the United States anytime during the Cold War era, whic Read More

Westchester County Detachment Uniform Information

Ordering & Payment:Everything mentioned can be ordered on-line or telephone with a credit card.Sources:Marine Corps League National HeadquartersWeb: http://www.mcleague.orgPhone: 800-625-1775Uniform Center (for USMC uniform items): Phon Read More

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