The Marine Corps is a “Band of Brothers” and the FMDA represents the best of what our Corps stands for. This Association cuts across:
The FMDA is an Association where Marines and Sailors whonow serve, or who have served, come together as a
“Family of Warriors” and share that unexplained Quality
that makes us stand apart, known as “Esprit de Corps”.
Our annual reunions and anniversary celebrations provide a venue for all generations of Warriors to gather and enjoy the Family of Arms that our beloved Division represents. We honor our past heroes and salute the current generation that is writing history in Iraq and Afghanistan today and on unknown shores tomorrow.
Our Magazine, The Old Breed News, provides current information on our Corps as well as maintaining the memory of our past glory.
Our Outreach Program pledges that we, the “Older Brothers” of our family stand ready to mentor our younger brothers and sisters and assist their children with our
Scholarship Program and a helping hand from our local chapters. We stand ready to help them relocate after their active service, find employment and receive benefits of service that have been promised.
There are two reasons why most members join: first, because it is a means of re-establishing and/or maintaining contact with those who served with the Division; second, to support a unique Scholarship Fund that assists in the education of dependents of deceased or totally and permanently disabled 1st Marine Division veterans.
WHO CAN JOIN?
The Association incorporated in 1947 as a non-profit, now designated an IRS 501(C)(19) organization, is open to those who served in the 1st Marine Division at any time since it's formation in 1941. This applies equally to those who served with attached or supporting units, such as corpsmen, aviation units, Seabees, ships and other regiments and battalions and other uniformed services. We now are also accepting membership from a category we call friends of the 1st Marine Division. See application to become a member.
Membership & Dues information is all located on the application: See application by clicking on the link below for dues information.
Go to the top of each page of our website for the menu bar of categories. You will see a drop down menu appear for each category. Click a link to browse or click our Site Map and Categories to find your link.