This Detachment is actively involved in a number of community and member activities including:


Support to the

Leatherneck Honor Guard,    
  Annual Toys for Tots Drive  
    Local Purple Heart Trail

Detachment Scholarship Program


click on them to see their separate pages


And a number of Other Activities including


     AMP Surf

     Sponsor of Veterans In Need:

          Household items and furniture collected, stored, and delivered to Veterans in need

     Support to the local Veterans Museum here in San Luis Obispo ( ),


Contribution of $1,000 presented to the staff at the Veterans Museum April 19, 2016.


LtoR: Al Censullo, Tim Haley, Harry Hoover, Jesse Trevino, Sandra McGregor, and Jack Jones


     Support to the Atascadero Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial,

     Support to the Your American Heritage Monument ( )


     Financial assistance to Marine education/dependants (Cuesta College Scholarships),

Wounded Warriors/Camp Pendleton


     Various member get-togethers, fund raisers, color guard ceremonies, and good times



Commandant Jesse Trevino, Jim Hawkins, and Tim Haley receiving recognition at the Vietnam Veterans Tribute Luncheon held Oct 27, 2016 at the Madonna Expo Center in San Luis Obispo.

There were over 700 attendess with ~240 Vietnam Vets.

Check out the MOWW website for some highlights of the events and to see what is in the box:


This is the award presentation at the Corporals Training at Camp Roberts on July 21, 2016.  It is inspiring and encouraging to see such young and enthusiastic Marines. The young Marine who received the "Gung-Ho" Marine award is an exceptional example of what we can look forward in all our future Marines.

Tim Haley and Bob Prophet joined Jesse in this fine representation of our Detachment 680.  This is exactly what our League is meant to do! 

Color Guard for the Pinedorado Parade

in Cambria Sept 3, 2016


LtoR: Gus Bess, Oliver Kline, Norris Essex, & Diego Jimenez






Military Ball, October 30, 2015


Detachment 680 hosted a Military Ball to invite all services to join in the celebration of the Marine Corps Birthday:


The Colors Let the program begin
The Cake Bagpipes Played



And dinner was enjoyed by all



Cayucos Parade, July 4, 2015


Group formed at David & Dottie Brandmeyer's home in Cayucos prior to the parade The Color Guard



Toys for Tots (with the Toy Bank) booth at Paso Robles Labor Day (2014) Car Show:


Leo manning the booth Leo and Bob ready at 7:00 am
Some of the families at the booth Leo as "Santa Claus"





Marine Corps 238th Birthday Ball


Held Nov 8, 2013 at the Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo


Birthday Cake Escorted into the hall Birthday Cake Arrived, attended by Bob Prophet and Betty Cook
Happy 238th Cutting of the Cake
Passing the cake from the oldest Marine to the youngest Marine.   Undersheriff Tim Olivas looking on (awaiting his) And the cake is meant to be eaten!

San Luis Obispo county Undersheriff Tim Olivas gave an excellent Powerpoint presentation on the duties of the

Sheriff's Department

Undersheriff Olivas presented a certificate of appreciation by Commandant Jim Pickens with the evening's MC

Jim Hawkins looking on



AmpSurf Event:


October 5th-8th, 2012 disabled veterans, police and firefighters, along with other adults & children with disabilities traveled to Pismo Beach, California to experience the healing power of the ocean and the thrill of surfing. Many of these Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, & Marines lost limbs, were burned, have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or have PTSD from serving in operations overseas. Our police and firefighter heroes were injured here at home in the line of duty. All came to experience something most thought they could not do.


AmpSurf’s trained instructors, along with professional and local surfers will provided surf instruction for Operation Restoration. This marks the 7th year of our Operation Restoration event, and the tenth year AmpSurf has been putting these events together. AmpSurf’s goal is to Promote, Inspire, Educate, and Rehabilitate through the healing power of the ocean and adaptive surfing. AmpSurf’s events have grown from only serving a few to now serving over 450 people a year.







July 4 Parade in Cayucos:



Group formation before the parade


Toys for Tots Truck heading for the parade


Marines marching


Toys for Tots Vintage Car


The Corippo Jeep


The reason




Memorial Day at Los Osos Valley Memorial Park:





Prior Marine Corps Birthday Ball @ Atascadero Pavilion:



Color Guard getting ready


Cutting the Birthday Cake


The Cake

  Retiring the Colors

Group Photo courtesy of Joe Sabol

  The Atascadero Pavilion
1st row far right is guest of honor Capt George Dom USN.     








July, 2009


Tom Torgerson standing by the signed Pappy Boyington "Black Sheep Squadron" WW2 photo the Detachment donated to the Marine Memorial Hotel in San Francisco with the plaque indicating we dedicated it to our member Captain Jerry McCollum.


Thanks to Bob Prophet for the idea and making it happen.





Pilgrimage to where it began, "MCRD San Diego" (April 2009)



At the SLO Amtrak station


Bus ride to the hotel (1st night)

2 nights billeting

Morning Colors, recognition was given as Marines and the era served   Morning Colors