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The 2017-18 Dedicated Member Campaign has begun. This year you can designate where your contribution goes. Your name and dedication will also appear in the Annual Conference Journal at the end of the year:

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CC National Prez Keith Oliver checked in on several of our warrior-storytellers at Camp Lejeune the week before Christmas, including a stop at the vast training base’s newly remodeled photo lab. Pictured are back row (l-r): Pfc. Isaiah Gomez, Lance Cpl. Delgado Adrian, Staff Sgt. Albert Carls  Lance Cpl. Kaitlynn Hendricks and Pfc. Devin […]


“Terminal Lance” was a hit

Max Uriarte aka “Terminal Lance” and Marines at the USMCCCA Distinguished Performance Awards Banquet, August 23, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Diego. Uriarte was the recipient of the Brigadier General Robert L. Denig Sr. Memorial Distinguished Service Award. (Courtesy of Max Uriarte)


Ten Marines awarded year-long professional scholarships

Conference Schedule

As part of the USMCCCA’s efforts to assist and mentor today’s combat correspondents, our board last year approved a decision to develop a scholarship program for our Distinguished Performance Award winning Marines in lieu of a check for $100.

To that end we have asked for support from the membership and our Foundation to […]


Col. Annita Best Retires

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Annita Best, and her family at her retirement ceremony, Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 30, 2016.

Colonel Annita Best, left, assistant deputy public affairs, Marine Corps Installations East, stands at the position of attention during her retirement ceremony, Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 30, 2016. Best retired after 30 years of honorable […]


Perkins Award presented

The Cpl. William T. Perkins Jr. Award, is presented to Cpl. Katelyn M. Hunter, machine gunner, Weapons Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, 2nd Marine Division (MARDIV) on Jan. 7, 2015 at Camp Lejeune, N.C. She earned this award for her imagery taken throughout the 2014 calendar year, while attached to the Consolidated […]


Col.(s) Ricoh Player, Public Affairs Officer, Marine Forces Command, Norfolk, visited II MEF Marines, Camp Lejeune recently in conjunction with a visit by Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel. During the visit he renewed acquaintances with Rear Admiral John Kirby, DOD Press Secretary.


CCs Gunnery Sgt. Scott Dunn and Capt. Greg Wolf were secret weapons on the DINFOS Army 10-Miler Team for this year’s traditional preamble to the Marine Corps Marathon (Senior Chief Katt Whittenberger photo)


Birthday Message to Marines

In this 2013 photo, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., commander of International Security Assistance Force addresses Romanian troops prior to their redeployment.

10 November 2014

In his birthday greeting 70 years ago, General Alexander Vandegrift, our 18th Commandant,
noted that, “A birthday is a fitting time […]


FORT MEADE, Md. — Marine Corps martial arts instructor Sgt. Brandon M. Owen, left, presents a black-belt certificate to Gunnery Sgt. Scott Dunn at the Defense Information School Oct. 9, 2014. The Guns, a Sacramento, California, native and instructor in the school’s Public Affairs Leadership Department, completed a six-week Marine Corps martial arts black-belt […]


Sgt Matthew Troyer joined the DINFOS faculty last month, welcomed into the fold by Commandant Col. Jeremy Martin upon the NCO’s graduation from the Instructor Training Course. The Bradenton, Florida native reports to the schoolhouse from Marine Forces Pacific. Troyer, a combat photographer by trade, made real-world deployments to Afghanistan, operating in Helmand Province […]


Tuthill earns highest GPA

Staff Sgt. Brian Tuthill

Hard-charging CC, Staff Sgt. Brian Tuthill, an instructor in DINFOS’ Public Affairs Department, earned the highest grade point average of Career Course Class 4-14 at the Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy Quantico, Va.

The Santee, Calif. native graduated on June 11 and was also placed on the Enlisted Professional Military Education Director’s Honor […]


Brig. Gen. Terry Williams (sel.), director of communication for the Marine Corps, renews his oath of office during his promotion ceremony in the garden of the Home of the Commandants, May 27, 2014. Williams was the last of the brigadier general selects to be promoted for fiscal year 2014. Photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan […]