From The Oak Ridge Commandant
Hello and welcome to the Oak Ridge Detachment Website. My name is Brian Brooks, the Commandant of the Detachment. I'd like to tell you a little about us. The Oak Ridge Detachment is a non profit organization consisting of former Marines, as well as Veterans from other branches of the United States Military who are associate members. Essentially, we carry on the traditions and proud history of the United States Marine Corps. The Oak Ridge Detachment was founded on September 1st 1986.
Oak Ridge Detachment used to meet in Bernardston, however we now meet at the Moose Lodge in Greenfield at 20 School Street which works out far better for us. Our meetings are the first monday of the month from 6 pm to 7 pm, with a social hour before and after.
We very much enjoy being active in the Veteran Community. We do a lot of fundraising as again, we are a non profit organization. The funds we raise go right back into the community through free holiday dinners, as well as any form of assistance a Veteran or their family may require in times of need.
We are always actively looking to increase our ranks with likeminded Marines and Veterans. Camaraderie is important to us, and is the one thing that most Veterans miss most when leaving military service. We hope you will stop by one of our meetings, bbq's or other fundraisers to see what we are about for yourself.
On a final note:
The Oak Ridge Detachment values representing ourselves with Honor, Integrity and Honesty at all times.
The Oak Ridge Detachment has a policy regarding the actions and behavior of it's membership. Any personal conduct detrimental to the Honor of the United States Marine Corps, The Marine Corps League, or the Oak Ridge Detachment may be grounds for immediate removal from the Detachment. Examples include but are not limited to: Stolen Valor, theft, or any conduct that would make a member of the community question the Integrity of the Marine Corps League. Members are expected to conduct themselves Honorably at all times. We value our relationship with our local communities, fellow citizens and other Veteran organizations.
Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you in our local communities.
Commandant, Oak Ridge Detachment #628