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“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 […]


DPA Winners, will you be there?

If your name is listed below, you get a free meal at our annual Conference & Training Symposium, Aug. 21-24, 2017 in San Diego. (That’s a $50 value) Plus you will receive recognition and a certificate. Please ask your commands if you can attend. Uniform is Dress Blues. Contact Jack Paxton, executive director at 352-748-4698 […]


“Terminal Lance” Wins 2017 Brig. Gen. Robert L. Denig Sr. Memorial Distinguished Service Award

Maximilian Uriarte, AKA “Terminal Lance.”

The USMCCCA Board of Directors has announced that Maximilian Uriarte, AKA Terminal Lance, is the 2017 Brig. Gen. Robert L. Denig Sr. Memorial Distinguished Service Award winner.

If the name does not immediately come to you, we would bet a year’s membership he is known by thousands of Marines who saw […]


For All DPA/VIEC Competition Winners

The USMCCCA annually gives a cash stipend, handsome plaque, certificate and a year’s free membership to the first place winners in our annual competition.  Second and honorable mention receive certificates and a year’s free membership as well.

The icing on the cake is when you show up at our annual Conference and Training Symposium Awards Banquet […]


Congrats to Shea on winning Emmy

James “Jimmy” Shea

Former Merit award winner James Shea, who is now Defense Media Activity Air Force Production Directorate, has earned an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter for SPORTS-NEWS FEATURE for his story about a World Class Cyclist for Airman Magazine.

Here is the […]


Congrats to this years’ VIEC and DPA winners

Here are the winners of the 2015-16 Marine Corps Visual Information and Excellence in Communication (VIEC) awards. The following Marines and commands were selected to receive VIEC awards for professional excellence in communication and will be recognized at the United States Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association’s 75th Anniversary Conference & Training Symposium. It will be […]


Two Familiar Faces – USMCCCA Foundation Board Member Walt Ford (l) is shown with Sgt. Reece Lodder after congratulating him on his second straight Heritage Foundation Award, “The Sergeant Major Dan Daly Award (photography)” at the annual dinner, Saturday, April 23 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Reece, a perennial winner in […]


Deadline for VIEC/DPA entries Feb. 19, 2016

One of last years’ entries was a photo by Sgt. Henry Antenor: Cpl. Wesley W. Robertson surfaces after submerging underneath logs and concertina wire during the Jungle Endurance Course at Camp Gonsalves. Robertson is an infantryman with Company K, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and a native of […]


Congratulations to all 2015 VIEC Winners (DPA/Merit)

Note: The Thomas Jefferson Awards award, 1st, 2rd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention. USMCCCA only recognizes the top three places. Click on the (YouTube) links to see the winning work of photo, multimedia, broadcasting and audio categories:

Here is the list of  the  2015 Visual Information and Excellence  in Communication (VIEC) Award Winners as published in the MARADMIN:

Print Categories:

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Recruiting Command Awards Top Marketing Marine to Lodder

Sgt. Reece E. Lodder, Marketing and Public Affairs Marine, Recruiting Station Seattle, received the award of fiscal year 2014 MPA of the Year from Maj. Gen. Mark A. Brilakis, commanding general, Marine Corps Recruiting command, during a ceremony here. Lodder was also awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal for his efforts. MPAs […]


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 […]