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New BVMCL Officers

Brazos Valley Marine Corps League officers were sworn in at the May 13, 2019 meeting.

TAMU Marine Commissioning

Benny Vallejo, Commandant of the Brazos Valley Marine Corps League; Doug Tennis, Senior Vice Commandant of BVMCL; and, Colonel Andrew Kosic, USMC, commanding officer of the Naval ROTC staff at Texas A & M, and member of BVMCL, present a Mameluke sword to the top graduating Marine, Travis Knapp, at his commissioning.

Quilt of Valor

Benny Vallejo, Glenn Burnside, Keith Stephens, and Olivia Burnside of MCL Detachment 1391 present to Major General Ted Hopgood (USMC ret.), former TAMU Commanding Officer of Cadets, a Quilt of Honor in recognition of his lifelong service to the country and community.

Congressional Veteran's Commendation

Congressman Bill Flores presents the Congressional Veteran’s Commendation to Olivia Burnside and to Tom Powell, both members of the BVMCL, for their exceptional service in the Brazos Valley on May 2, 2019.

Poolee Dinner

On March 26, 2019 members the BVMCL prepared and served the dinner for Poolee's and their families at the Museum of the American G.I. For about half of the 80 Poolees the dinner was a sendoff for bootcamp.

Woodlands Children's Hospital

On March 15, members of the BVMCL supported the visit to the Woodlands Children's Hospital provided through the Devil Dogs.

Funeral Ceremony

One of the functions of the Brazos Valley Marine Corps League is to attend funerals for fallen Marines and FMF Corpsmen in the Brazos Valley. On March 8, 2019 members the BVMCL attended the funeral of a Marine Korean War Veteran.

Wreath Recycle

On February 16, 2019 members the BVMCL helped take the wreaths, which BVMCL members helped collect earlier from the Bryan and College Station cemeteries, apart for recycling.

Valentines for Veterans and First Responders

Members of the BVMCL attended the Sul Ross Elementary School in Bryan annual Valentines for Veterans and First Responders program on February 7, 2019.

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Scholarships for Deserving TAMU Marines

On January 17, 2019 the Brazos Valley Marine Corps League provided eight $500 scholarships to deserving Marines at Texas A & M. One was in class, so could not attend the ceremony.

Santa Visits Houston Children's Hospital

On December 19, members of the BVMCL supported Santa's visit to the Houston Children's Hospital provided through the Devil Dogs.

Wreaths Across America

On December 15, members of the BVMCL placed wreaths on veteran's graves in the Bryan City Cemetery and participated in the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Field of Honor in College Station.

Meat Ready to Eat (MRE)

On December 14, members of the BVMCL packaged and delivered smoked briskets, which helps provide funds needed to support BVMCL scholarships to deserving Marines at Texas A & M. Supporters H.E.B. and Rudy's helped make the fund raiser a great success.

Operation Seatback

On December 2, 2018 the BVMCL members performed one of their primary fund raisers, that of removing seatbacks from Kyle Field.

Make A Smile Happen (M*A*S*H)

On November 30, members of the BVMCL help collect, sort, and package toys collected for underprivileged kids in the Brazos Valley.

Veterans Day Celebration

Over the November 10/11 weekend members of the BVMCL celebrated the 243rd Birthday of the United States Marine Corps and participated in a number of Veterans Day celebration events.