Jack Maas Detachment Officers 2021 - 2022
Commandant: Mike Diamond
Sr. Vice: George Fenton
Jr. Vice: Jeremy Jones
Judge Advocate: Jim Smith
Adjutant: Steve Hansen
Paymaster: Sheri Moore
Sgt at Arms: Bob Singer
Quartermaster: Arin Nunes
Chaplain: George Firehammer
Public Affairs: Bill Anderson
Congressman Rob Whitman, Member House Armed Services Committee speaks to the Detachment.
Provided the vision and legwork to establish the Detachment
The only required uniform item is the MCL Cover with emblem. No attachments such as pins, miniature medals, etc are authorized on the cover.
The Detachment has created a red short and long sleeve shirt identifying the wearer as a Detachment Member. Shirts are available from the "Ships Store" open at Detachment Meetings. Other items are baseball caps, red windbreaker jacket, challenge coins, detachment decals, etc.
Detachment policy is that store items purchased by members are paid for when received by the member.
11917 Cherry Rd., Fredericksburg, VA 22407 at 10 am
3d Saturday of the month
Meeting Dates for 2021:
There will be no formal Detachment Meeting for Dec 2021; the Detachment will participate in "Wreaths Across America" at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Detachment Meeting Dates for 2022 are:
Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 16, May 21, Jun 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17
Pre-Meeting Breakfast dates have yet to be set!
Pre-Meeting Breakfast starts at 0900 and are noted by * (Subject to Change!)
Cost $8 per person (Please bring exact costs; we have no ability to make change)
Web Page: JackMaasDet1379.org
Mailing Address: Jack Maas Detachment 1379
PO Box 7515
Fredericksburg, VA 22404-7515
Annual Dues: $35.00
Web Page Updated: 11/23/2021
jack Maas Detachment 1379.
Membership (June 2021)
Annual Members: 49 (49.5%)
Life Members : 50 (50.5%)
Honorary/Active Duty 5
TOTAL MEMBERSHIP: 104
The Jack Maas Detachment 1379 is part of the Marine Corps League and is a 501(c)(4) tax exempt organization. The Detachment can not and may not endorse or support candidates for any elected office, local, state, or national. Individual members of the Detachment or the League may support a candidate of their choice but may not do so while citing membership in the League or by wearing any article of clothing that reflects membership in the League.
Official MCL policy in this area may be seen in the National By Laws and Admin Procedures.
/s/J Judge Advocate
Jack Maas Detachment 1379
2021 Steve Hansen
2020: Sheri Moore
2019: George Firehammer
2018: Phil Short
2017: Dave Glasgow
2016: Bob Singer
2015: Jim Smith
2014: "Doc" Rephanshek
Our 1st Commandant Joe Bongiovi
Detachment Installation Ceremony 2011
The Detachment has a primary goal of providing of assistance to Marines and veterans of other services who are in need. This assistance is provided from fund drives conducted by the Detachment.
Financial support for the Detachment's charities are the "Rose Fund" drives held on/near Memorial Day and Veteran's Day each year.
The Detachment is able to provide veterans with immediate financial help up to $500 based on a demonstrated need. This policy is chaired by the Sr Vice George Fenton.
Local Young Marine Detachment
Lance Cpl Caleb Powers
Visit their Facebook Page at facebook.com/pages/LCpl-Caleb-Powers-Young Marines/141359516078. Contact: Kirk Ross at email@example.com
IN MEMORIAM: MEMBER FINAL ROLL CALL
Ron Hardisty Nov 2021
Joseph Bongiovi, Sgt Sep 2021
Alan Roberts Sgt Maj Sep 2021
RUSSELL LLOYD JR LtCOl May 2021
DON SHIFFERT, MSGT, Oct 2020
TED HARTUNG, LCPL, AUG 2020
BILL WOOLF, SGT, MAY 2019
MARV PIXTON, COL JAN 2018
TONY ARBISI, CAPT JUNE 2015
BOB LYMAN, MAJOR MAY 2015
LOU ORLANDO, CAPT, SEPT 2011
Do you know the actual founding date for the US Marine Corps? It might surprise you!
Historically, the Marine Corps dates back to the founding of the Continental Marines in Tun Tavern on that date.
However, the founding of the United States Marine Corps dates to the Navy Act of 1798. Our Corps uses the historical date 0f Nov 10, 1775
Detachment Challenge Coins available at meetings for $10 each. See Quartermaster to purchase.
The Detachment is greatful to Marine Craig Ford for the design and initial funding for this project.
Some Books to ConsiderT
From the Webmasters Personal Library and Worth Reading:
Countdown Bin Laden: The Untold Story of the 247 Day Hunt by Chris Wallace
The Afghanistan Papers A Secret History of the War by Craig Whitlock
Valor in Action: The Medal of Honor Paintings of Col Charles Waterhouse (A bit pricey but worth it. My copy is #1853 out of 3000)
"US Marines in the Civil War - Harper's Ferry to 1st Manassas" by Bruce "Doc" Norton
"Uncommon Valor" by Martha Maccallum. The story of a Marine uncle; a casualty at Iwo Jima
"You Are Worth It" by Kyle Carpenter, Cpl USMC (RET) Medal of Honor recipient.
"Into the Fire" by Dakota Meyer, Sgt, USMC, Medal of Honor Recipient.
"Shadow of the Sword" by Jeremiah Workman, SSgt, USMC (ret), nominated for the Medal of Honor which was reduced to a Navy Cross
"A Quiet Cadence" by Mark Treanor, a novel of Vietnam. Treanor, a Naval Academy Graduate and a Marine Rifle Plt Commander in RVN.
"Call Sign Chaos" by James Mattis, General (Ret) USMC.
THE DETACHMENT NEWSLETTER, "SEMPER CERTIOR" IS AVAILABLE TO INTERESTED PARTIES AND DESCRIBES THE ACTIVITIES OF THE DETACHMENT. PROSPECIVE MEMBERS MAY REQUEST A COPY OF THE CURRENT NEWSLETTER BY EMAIL TO: firstname.lastname@example.org. The newsletter will be sent to you by email; please provide a valid email address
John "Jack" Maas John "Jack" Maas, Col
new 2d Lt USMCR and USMC Retired
Naval Aviator 1942
Robert Singer (and Detachment Member)
Veteran's Employment Specialist
Virginia Employment Commission
10304 Spotsylvania Ave, Suite 100
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Roy Elrod Semper Fi Lunch Group
Resumption of this lunch group meeting was re-started with the Feb 2021 luncheon at the Great American Buffet located in Central Park from 1100 to 1300 on the 1st Tues of the month.
John (Jack) B. Maas Jr, Colonel, USMC
Colonel Maas entered the Marine Corps through the V-5 Program and attended flight school at NAS Pensacola. Designated Naval Aviator 11015 and commissioned a 2d Lieutenant USMCR on 9 Jan 1942. He was credited with 4 aerial victories with VMF 112 at Guadalcanal and with 1.5 at Okinawa in 1945. Several command and staff assignments occurred during and following WW II and Kora. Colonel Maas retired on 28 June 1968 at Norfolk, VA.
Colonel Maas' personal decorations include 3 awards of the DFC, a Bronze Star with combat V, and 8 single mission awards of the Air Medal.
Post retirement, Colonel Maas managed Shannon Airport in Fredricksburg, VA from 1968 to 1977 and served as Executive Director of the Marine Corps Aviation Association from 1977 to 1987.
Colonel Maas died on 7 Aug 2005 and is buried at Quantico National Cemetery. At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife Natalie and four children. Natalie Maas died in 2012 and lies at rest next to her husband.
Welcome to the Jack Maas Detachment 1379
The Jack Maas Detachment 1379 was formed in June 2011 and chartered by the Marine Corps League on July 23, 2011. The Detachment meets on the 3d Saturday of the month at the Moose Family Center 1655, 11917 Cherry Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 starting at 1000. On indicated months, the Detachment has a no-host pre-meeting breakfast starting at 0900. The Detachment wishes to express its gratitude to the Moose Family Center for providing the meeting location and their very generous financial support.
The Detachment is named after the late John (Jack) B. Maas Jr., Colonel, US Marine Corps (Ret), a World War II and Korean War ace. The Detachment is also extremely grateful to the Maas family for their permission to name the Detachment after Colonel Maas and for their very generous financial support.
Jack Maas Detachment Commandants
2021 Mike Diamond
2021 Bruce Mogensen
2020 - 2021 Scott Pipenhagen
2018 - 2020 Dave Glasgow
2016 - 2018 Phil Short
2014 - 2016 Marv Pixton
2013 - 2014: Bill Zlater
2011 - 2013: Joe Bongiovi
JOINING JACK MAAS DETACHMENT 1379
To join the detachment, all that is needed is your DD 214 and the annual dues of $35. Your DD 214 will be reviewed and returned to you; we do not make a copy or retain a copy for our records.
Just come to one of our meetings and we will begin the process. We will be glad to have you as a member.
Jack Maas Detachment is the fastest growing unit the the Dept of VA!