The Wine Country Marines are a patriotic organization of Marines and friends of the Corps dedicated to perpetuating both the ethos and esprit de corps of the U.S. Marine Corps, and to carry on charitable and educational activities associated with this goal as allowed by law. Located north of the Golden Gate within the California Wine Country, we have proudly sponsored the annual "Wine Country Marine Corps Birthday Ball" in the town of Sonoma during the month of November since 1985. Though we are based in the Wine Country of California, the reach of our benevolence is statewide and beyond.
The Wine Country Marines is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation recognized under Internal Revenue Code: Section 501 (c) (3). Contributions to the Wine Country Marines are recognized under section 170 of the code and are tax deductible within the United States of America. Our Federal Tax number is: 38-3737505.
Wine Country Marines in partnership with the VA Palo Alto and DeAnza College is organizing a Veterans Career Expo of the likes of which have never been seen before.
The official birthday of the United States Marine Corps, on 10 November 1775, was when the Second Continental Congress decreed:
“ That two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one Colonel, two lieutenant-colonels, two majors and other officers, as usual in other regiments; that they consist of an equal number of privates as with other battalions, that particular care be taken that no persons be appointed to offices, or enlisted into said battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve for and during the present war with Great Britain and the Colonies; unless dismissed by Congress; that they bethe "act for establishing and organizing a Marine Corps" was signed by President John Adams.
Wine Country Marines will be celebrating the 239th Birthday on Nov 1, 2014.
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239th Marine Corps Birthday
Veterans Career Expo
Marine Corps Muster
We take great pleasure in announcing that Anthony Zinni USMC (Ret.), the former Commanding Officer of US Central Command (CENTCOM), will be our Guest of Honor at the 2013 Wine Country Marine Corps Ball.
The 2014 "Wine Country Marine Corps Birthday Ball" celebrating the 239th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
The Wine Country Marine Corps Birthday Ball is a major fundraiser for the SEMPER FI FUND.
The Wine Country Marines, in partnership with the VA Palo Alto, Hire America's Heroes, AT&T, DeAnza College and others are proud to bring you a comprehensive Veterans and Military Career Expo.
Open to Veterans of all generations, militiary service members and their families and surviving family members of our fallen service members.
The expo will include employer booths, benefit providers, educational opportunities and workshops covering resume and interview skills, PTSD in the Workplace, improving your social network presence and more.
Dates: October, 2015
The Wine Country Marines, in partnership with the VA Palo Alto, will be supporting the 2nd annual Marine Corps Muster.
Marines in the IRR (individual Ready Reserve) are required to muster in annually. The VA Palo Alto is the Gold Standard for how to properly do this. Welcoming Marines and their families as they are enrolled into the VA Healthcare System, Learn about their benefits, services and employment opportunities available to them.