WELCOME TO

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE #708 SPRING HILL, FLORIDA

PROUD TO BE THE LARGEST DETACHMENT IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. WE STRIVE TO CONTINUE GROWING, HELPING OUR VETERANS AND COMMUNTY.

ABOUT

MCL #708 HAS MANY PROGRAMS HERE ARE JUST A FEW

HONOR GUARD

Funeral Service for all branch's of Military Service. We provide a Chaplain, Flag Fold, Fire Team, and Bugler. Honor, Dignity, and Respect for your loved one. 

YOUNG MARINES

Named after Marine LCpl Brian R. Buesing defender of freedom killed in action 2003 at An Nasiriyah, Iraq.  The Staff works with local youth & their family's to help build future leaders of tomorrow.

DD214 FUND

This fund is used to help military veterans & families in financial need (i.e. pay rent, electric bill, water bill, car payment, funeral expenses). 

LADIES AUXILARY

 Auxiliary members participate in a wide variety of programs that benefit and preserve the fundamental rights and freedoms of every person of this Nation, young and old.

TOYS FOR TOTS

Program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. Marine Corps League #708 is the Coordinator for Hernando County, FL 

DEVIL DOGS

The Fun and Honor Society of the Marine Corps League. It promotes good fellowship amongst the members. The Order provides amusement and entertainment at all gatherings of the League.

VETERAN OUTREACH

Members of the Marine Corps League join in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving traditions. Banding together those who are now serving in the military and those who have been honorably discharged. 

MEALS FOR THOSE IN NEED

We have created a food delivery service for veterans and families in need to include the homeless. Each box includes enough food for one day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Provide Scholarship Grants to qualified applicants who are pursuing an undergraduate degree, and will be enrolled as a full time student  in the upcoming academic year Fall Semester.

VOLUNTEERS

The core of the Marine Corps League #708. From youth to adult, military veteran or civilian we can not do it without you. Volunteer today and make a difference. We can only do it together.

ROTC

Reserve Officer's Training Corps is a program we are proud to support. We have hundreds of ROTC members in Hernando County and they are making a difference. Keep up the good work, we are here for you.

FAMILY - MARINE FOR LIFE

It comes down to support all generations present and future. We can all learn from each other young and old. Family first is our motto and we are all family.

RECENT WORK

4TH OF JULY FAMILY DAY

4TH OF JULY FAMILY DAY

HONOR GUARD

CHANGE OF COMMAND

WING NIGHT

MEET THE TEAM

COMMANDANT

Tony Akers served in the United States Marines from 1989 to 1997. Served with Charlie Btry 1/12th  Marines Kaneohe Bay, Combat Veteran Persian Gulf War. Also served the 6th Comm. Bronx, NY and VMGR 452 Newburgh, NY. Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, retired Police Officer and small business owner.

SENIOR VICE COMMANDANT

Jim Heid served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps. Vietnam Combat Veteran all of 1966 and part of 1967. Graduated from Penn State School of Engineering and University of Houston College of Business Administration. Retired in 2017 from Dresser-Rand/Siemens as Senior Vice President. Father of 5 children and 7 grandchildren. 

 

JR VICE COMMANDANT

Joe Mecus served in the United States Marine Corps from 1966 to 1970. Worked for Verizon from 1970 to 1998. Retired and opened a wood working shop making furniture and cabinets. Father of 4 children and 4 grandchildren. 

MCL #708 Honor Guard Captain and Bar/Kitchen Manager.

JUDGE ADVOCATE

Brad Benett served in the United States Marine Corps from 1965 to 1969. Vietnam Combat Veteran served with Alpha 6 CAC Unit as a Mortar Man. Recipient of 2 Purple Heart Medals. Completed 2 tours of duty in Vietnam. Father of 6 children and 8 Grandchildren. Currently a Nationally Syndicated Radio Host.

MEDIA

MCR DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND

How Marines are made.

DO YOU KNOW WHO SERVED?

It may surprise you to know who served in the U.S. Military.

MCL #708 BRIEF HISTORY OF PROPERTY

        Marine Corps League 708 was originally charted January of 1990. The first meetings were held at the Veterans of Foreign War Post on County Line Road in Spring Hill. Over time the Honor Guard was able to raise $50,000 and it was decided to buy the property on Sunshine Grove Road. This is where we sit today built in the year 2000. It took 2 years to get approval from the State of Florida to build a none cement slab building. Once approved the concrete that was needed, we were able to get donated. Marine Chick Conklin, general contractor & president of Shiloh Homes, builders and suppliers of most of the tradesmen for the woodwork to include members of 708. Marine Terry Burcaw, president of 41-Truss, project manager for this endeavor and member of the international Wood Council, which furnished most of the lumber. The Marines of 708 assisted throughout the process to include putting up the siding, painting, finishing work and so on. To this day the Marines, associate member, volunteers and patrons of 708 continue to maintain and improve their facility for the good of the League and Asper de corps!


PACKAGE 1

JUDE HALL RENTAL                                

Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday, Celebrations, & More!

Member rate $150 non-member $300

Cleaning deposit of $100 required

No outside beverages allowed if you supply your own food no further cost. 

Contact Us for pricing for buffet or full service.

Command Post Bar & Grill is a full liquor bar.

Jude Hall holds up to 130 people.


PACKAGE 2

Command Post Bar & Grill

Open 7 days from 11:00 AM full menu and bar available

Small reunions or party's of 25 people or less no cost in Command Post only. 

No outside food or beverages allowed must order off menu.

Every Thursday is Wing Night from 4-8PM

Queen of Hearts drawing every Thursday at 6PM

Bar Bingo Wednesday and Friday at 12PM

Fish Fry Friday 4-8PM in Jude Hall $10, kids 12 and under eat Free (Chicken fingers & Fries).

PACKAGE 3

JUDE HALL RENTAL

Business Meetings

Regular meetings $50, Annual meeting $125

No outside food or beverages allowed.

Contact Us for more information.


Marine Corps League #708 General meeting every third Thursday of month in Jude Hall at 1900 (7PM).

WE STRIVE TO CONTINUE GROWING, HELPING OUR VETERANS AND COMMUNITY.


Help us in our mission by contributing to the Veteran Community!


Donation Tax Exemption Information 

Receipt of Donation 

Marine Corps League #708

8405 Sunshine Grove Road

Brooksville, FL 34613

Congressional Chartered Non-Profit

Marine Corps League National Headquarters letter pertaining to non-profit status of Marine Corps League #708. 

CONTACT US

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Semper Fi

Calendar/Weekly Fundraiser Events 

Bingo

Every Wednesday & Saturday at 12:00 PM in Jude Hall. If Jude Hall is not available it will be held in Command Post Bar & Grill.

  • All are welcome 
  • Full lunch menu available 
  • Hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary MCL #708

Prime Rib Night first Saturday of every month from 4 PM to 7 PM. Everything included salad to NY cheese cake. Advance purchase ticket before event at the Command Post Bar & Grill for $15.00, at door $17.00. Children 12 and under eat for FREE chicken fingers and french fries. 

Wing Night, Queen of Hearts Raffle, and Fish Fry Friday

  • Wing Night every Thursday from 4 PM to 8 PM. Six jumbo wings & drums for $5.00, choose your flavor and dipping sauce.
  • Queen of Hearts Raffle every Thursday at 6:00 PM. Buy your tickets at any time and you do not have to be present to win it all. 
  • Fish Fry Friday from 4 PM to 8 PM includes salad to dessert for $10.00. Fried Fish, Baked Fish, Fried Shrimp, and an alternative meal (Chef Special). Kids 12 & under eat for FREE. Chicken fingers & french fries.

Membership Meeting

Every third Thursday of the month general membership meeting in Jude Hall at 7:00 PM.

  • No general membership meeting in August
  • Command Post Bar & Grill is open 7 days a week from 11:00 PM until the last person leaves.
  • Kitchen hours Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Thursday and Friday 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Full menu available