Military Support Program

On June 3, 2003, the City proudly adopted the USS McClusky, FFG 41 as part of the America Supporting Americans (ASA) Adopt a Ship Program. The America Supporting Americans program was created to provide a mechanism whereby all branches of the United States Armed Services would be "adopted" by an American City. The purpose of the program is to bond Americans with servicemen and women who so bravely serve our country.

On February 7, 2006, the City adopted of the First Battalion of the Fourth Marine Regiment. Following the decommissioning of the USS McClusky in 2015, the City adopted the USS Stockdale, DDG-106. Both units are supported by the City's Laguna Niguel Military Support Committee

First Battalion, Fourth Marines Honors
  • 3 Bronze Stars Presidential Unit Citation (Army) -1 Bronze Oak Leaf
  • American Defense - 1 Bronze Star
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal 
  • Asiatic-Pacific Service - 1 Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars 
  • China Service - 1 Bronze Star 
  • Humanitarian Service Medal 
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Citation
  • Korean Service 
  • Kuwaiti Liberation
  • Marine Expeditionary Medal - Yangtze Service Streamer - 1 Bronze star 
  • National Defense - 2 Bronze Stars 
  • Navy/Marine Meritorious Unit Citation - 1 Bronze Star
  • Navy/Marine Unit Citation - 2 Bronze Stars 
  • Philippine Defense - 1 Bronze Star 
  • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation 
  • Presidential Unit Citation
  • Saudi Kuwaiti Liberation
  • South West Asia - 3 Bronze Stars
  • Vietnam Cross of Gallantry
  • Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Civil Actions
  • Vietnam Service 
  • World War II Victory Navy Occupation - Asia Device