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The 2016-17 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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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:

Cat. […]


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 […]


Gene Smith receives Dickson Award at belated ceremony

The 2014 Donald L.Dickson Memorial Award was belatedly presented to Gene Smith of Ocoee, FL by Florida Chapter President Red Carpenter on November 22. Smith, Tour Director of the PGA Champions Tour, would have received the award at the Oceanside National Conference but his work schedule precluded attendance. The presentation was made at the […]


Congrats to 2014 Thomas Jefferson Winners

Thomas Jefferson Broadcast Media Winners

Video News Report
Cpl. Marcin Platek, Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans, La.
Kotzebue Discount Shamen

Video Series
Lance Cpl. Clayton Filipowicz, Defense Media Activity – Marine Corps Production, Ft. Meade, MD.
With The Gear:

New and Traditional Media Winners

Civilian Enterprise News Production
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
The Globe

Outstanding Flagship Website
Defense Media Activity – Marine Corps Production, Ft. […]


Marine Corps Foundation Award recipients

Back Row: Mark Lusby (Magruder Award), General Paxton (ACMC), Scott Laidig (Alexander Award), Gretel Kovach (O P Smith Award), Maj David Dixon (Gannon Award), unknown, General Amos (CMC), Charles Scianna (Heritage Award), Charles Melson (Simmons-Shaw Award), Cpl Bryce Burton (Genaust Award) and LtGen Blackman (MCHF President) Front Row: Roxana Robinson (Webb Award), Sgt Sarah […]


Jordan wins the Col Robert D. Heinl Jr. Award

Bob Jordan in Grenada.

Maj Robert T. Jordan wins the Col Robert D. Heinl Jr. Award for his October 2013 Leatherneck article “Urgent Fury – Grenada 30 years later”.

Each year, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation awards this honor “…for distinguished feature writing by an individual dealing with U.S. Marine Corps history or Marine Corps life, […]