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Dedicated Members

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:

Walt Ford
Mal Barr
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Sally Pritchett
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George Chrisman
Jack Holsomback
Pat Coulter
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Keith Oliver
Joe Skymba
Mike Rhea
Don Coleman
Dr. Re McClung
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“First to Go” revised history ready for pre-orders

Pre-order your copy today!

Our updated USMCCCA history is nearly ready for shipment. We have put the book’s index on our website. There are over 500 names listed alphabetically of those who have helped us tell our story. Are you included?

Certainly, if your name is in the index below, you will want a copy of […]


Stars and Stripes interview Dale Dye

Dale Dye, right, directs Tom Hanks on the set of Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan.” Dye, a Marine combat veteran, served as a technical adviser and actor on the film. He is now working on his first feature film as a director, “No better place to die.” (Courtesy of Dale Dye)

Dale Dye’s latest […]


Camp Pendleton on deck for Tuesday

Tuesday: August 22:
0800-0855 Prayer Breakfast (Non-Conference event, Guest Speaker: Deacon Pat Coulter)
0915-1500 Bus departs for Camp Pendleton 0930 sharp.
(For those registered and who paid the $20 bus surcharge) a
tour has been arranged by Base Public Affairs. The tour will
include a stop at I MEF Public Affairs. As we did several years
ago, we will invite active […]


We are at a point of inflection

Keith Oliver, National President

President’s Notes

Well, this feels familiar.

The year was 1967, a half century ago. The U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association gathered in Washington, D.C., to focus on a new mission at the behest of Director of Information, Brig. Gen. Frank Garretson:

“To … administer a prestigious annual program designed to recognize the professional […]


Talented award winner

Award-winning photographer, Sgt. Kirstin Merrimarahajara, who snapped this shot of Marine training in Lithuania last November, is one of 36 imagery warriors, ink slingers and combat artists set to be recognized –- many in absentia — next Wednesday night August 23, in San Diego.


Transportation to Hotel

Transportation- The 2 options when traveling from the San Diego International Airport are either SuperShuttle at the current rate of $12 per person, each way or a Taxi which is between $20-25, each way. The Crowne Plaza San Diego offers a complimentary area shuttle to Old Town and the Fashion Valley Mall on scheduled times […]


Did you get a room?

The Crowne Plaza San Diego informs us that all the CC blocked rooms are full, so if any of our group forgot to make a reservation you will be taking a chance on getting either a triple AAA rate or joining the Holiday Inn rewards club (IHG) and getting their discount.  Military coming in will […]


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 […]


Gee: Past president, director and long-time member passes

Sadly, Don Gee passed away on July 28, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Iris (above).


Donald H. Gee Sr., a longtime Chalfont resident, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Doylestown Hospital. He was 77.
Don was the husband of Iris Gee. Born in Bristol and raised in Warrington, Don was a […]


Doc Church donates MIA/POW chair

Taken from the Summer 2017 edition of  Keystone Leatherneck: On April 28, 2017, Valley Forge Military Academy and College held a wonderful dedication ceremony for a Chair of Honor for Prisoners of War-Missing in Action in Wayne, Pa. Commander Paul Galanti USN (Ret), a seven-year POW during the Vietnam War, accepted the chair from Colonel […]


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Start saving at our Online Store now – take 25% off any order with no minimum purchase! Hats, t-shirts, polos, more logos….Click here for your discount. Valid until July 31, 2017.

Remember a portion of your purchase is donated back to the CCs.