New Marines

MCA appreciates the commitment of all New Marines and has the information you need to get ready for boot camp.

Writing Contests

The Marine Corps Association & Foundation is proud to sponsor theĀ Leatherneck Writing Contest and all of theĀ Marine Corps Gazette writing contests every year, in addition to providing awards for writing contests all across the Marine Corps.

Veteran Marines

MCA appreciates the service of all Veterans and has the information you need for life after the Corps.

Transitioning Marines

The transition from Marine life to civilian life can be a daunting task, but MCA&F is here to help. We have gathered many resources that you can use as a guide to find employment opportunities, information about your benefits and military records, and other resources to aid in your transition from service.

Marine Corps Birthday

The Marine Corps Birthday is one of the biggest social events of the year for leathernecks all over the world.

On 10 November 1775, the Second Continental Congress resolved to raise two battalions of Marines. Congress commissioned thirty-one year old Samuel Nicholas, a well-known Philadelphian, as captain of the fledgling force of Continental Marines.

From Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Nicholas raised two battalions of Marines as directed and began the long illustrious history of the United States Marine Corps. Every year since 1925 the founding of the Marine Corps has been celebrated with a Birthday Ball.