​Good news from Commandant Connell:

I have been concerned that the hotel registration date for the Oct 2017 Fall Conference was cut off too early with the July 31st cut off date. Due to the persistent effort of Old Breed Detachment Commandant Charlie Hightower, the cut off date has been extended to August 31st, 2017. It is imperative that you make your reservations by that date because this hotel venue is a popular destination for people attending AZ Cardinals preseason and season games at nearby Univ of Phoenix Stadium as well as horse racing which has an off track betting facility on station.


Please, Please, make your reservations early using the Marine Corps League booking group that we have set up. If you have any problems, please let me know immediately so I have time to correct , if possible, any problems.  Looking forward to seeing you all.


Semper Fi

To all members of the Department that are going to the National Convention

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR BLUE ID CARD in order to register.


If you don't have a card issued by National, but one by Mike Bellard as the Department Paymaster that reflects that your dues are current AS OF THE DATE OF THE CONVENTIONS, then you should be admitted. If anyone experiences any problems once they get there, call me. I will be there by registration time on Sunday the 13th.


Pat Connell - Department of Arizona Commandant