DETACHMENT officers & Staff

Phil Hebner, Commandant; Lou Seigel, Sr Vice Commandant; Spike Williamson, Jr Vice Commandant; 

Tim Taylor, Adjutant; Dave Schneider, Judge Advocate; Randy Abernathy, Public Affairs Officer; John Clickener, Detachment Legislative Officer; Lonny Fry, Chaplain, Rich Barden, Sergeant at Arms; Fred Marotta, Paymaster; Jerry Howard, MCJROTC Liaison; Johnny Day, McGuire Veterans Hospital Liaison; Steve Farmer, Quartermaster; Rich Van Damme, Historian and Newsletter Editor;  Bruce Russell, Honor Guard Commander;  Bob Gilliam, Web Sergeant


Click on the Join Us tab or call Phil Hebner at 804-334-3501

The James M. Slay Detachment of the Marine Corps League is incorporated as a

non-profit 501c4 Veterans Service Organization. Contributions may be tax deductible; consult your tax adviser.

The Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem and the name Marine Corps® are registered trademarks of the USMC.  The Marine Corps League and its subordinate organizations support the USMC and its veterans, however it is not officially connected to or endorsed by the USMC, and the name and emblem are used with permission.

REGULAR Monthly meetings:

The Detachment  meets on the 4th Saturday of each month, except for November and December, at  Lakewood Community Center, 1900 Lauderdale Drive, Richmond, VA 23238. Breakfast from 0830-0900 is $8.00 with Detachment Business meeting 0900-1030. Click on the red Lakewood Map button for parking and entrance nearest the meeting place.   

The next Detachment Business Meeting on Saturday February 25, 2023 will be at Lakewood Community Center. Breakfast from 0830-0900 is $8.00 with Detachment Business Meeting 0900-1030. 

U​pcoming Department and National Conventions

National Convention

August 14-21, 2023, Omni Hotel, Oklahoma City, OK


       NOTE HHSVF FOUL WEATHER POLICY: If Henrico County Public Schools are closed or 

                      their opening is delayed by 2 hours or more, HHSVF is cancelled.

HHSVF meets next on Tuesday February 14, 2023. Note that we will meet on the 2nd floor of Publix in its Community Meeting Room at 2250 John Rolfe Pky, Henrico, VA 23233.

Colonel Richard Camp, USMC (retired), our guest speaker, is a 26 year Marine veteran, including one tour in Vietnam as a rifle company commander and Aide de Camp to MajGen Ray Davis, retired as a Colonel, four tours of recruiting duty, peacetime infantry and reconnaissance platoon and company commander, Special Ceremonial platoon commander, Marine Barracks 8th and Eye, Acting Director History Division. Operations Officer, National Museum of the Marine Corps, author of 15 fiction//non-fiction books and over 100 military related articles...and the husband of Suzi, a fantastic wife.  

​​​Doors open at 1115, the program begins at 1150, and the program will conclude by 1300.  Lunch may be purchased from Publix' Deli.

richmond marines

"Once a Marine, Always a Marine"