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2014 Scholarship awards announced

Sarah Pacheco

Aidan Kelly

The USMCCCA Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the names of our 2014 scholarship recipients.  Joint winners of the Gladys McPartland Scholarship fund for general studies for 2014 were Sarah Pacheco, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manny Pacheco and a student at Virginia Tech,  and Aidan Kelly, son of Mr. and [...]


DINFOS Alumni Day set of Aug, 6

Alumni Day set for Aug. 6, 2014

As the Defense Information School continues to observe its 50th year, Commandant Col. Jeremy Martin has announced “DINFOS Alumni Day,” set for Wednesday Aug. 6.

The schoolhouse will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for classroom visits and tours of the under-construction expansion of the main campus.

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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 [...]


Absentee Ballots Mailed

Official absentee ballots were mailed June 23 to all members.

Two persons are running for the office of Association President.  You must choose one person and mail your ballot back in the enclosed envelope by August 15 in order for it to be an official vote.

If you are attending the Oceanside Conference in September you may [...]


Veteran DINFOS instructor Staff Sgt. Brian Tuthill stopped in from leave to welcome Staff Sgt. Michael Cifuentes to the faculty ranks yesterday. Cifuentes, a Princeton, N.J. native, graduated from the schoolhouse’s Instructor Training Course and joins the Broadcast and Maintenance Department, teaching video skills in the Basic Combat Correspondents Course. Michael is reporting in [...]


Dinfos article in Army Times

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The author, Col. Jeremy M. Martin, commandant of the U.S. Defense Information School, has been a particularly robust supporter of the USMCCCA, including its Executive Director.  He has also pointed out on more than one occasion that CC John Dodd is “the workhorse of the Public Affairs Course for International [...]


Pat Coulter making great progress

Pat Coulter

The Executive Director has received a very “good news” update regarding our Life Member and “Emcee Extraordinaire” Pat Coulter. In a telephone conversation Thursday with Jerie, she said he was napping at the time but that, while the road was very long, Pat was coming along beautifully. “He drives himself to speech therapy [...]


2nd quarter newsletter in the mail

2nd Quarter Newsletter

The second issue of 2014 “Now Hear This” the official USMCCCA newsletter, should be arriving in your mailbox soon. If you DO NOT receive it, then you need to make sure CCHQ has your correct mailing address. You can MAKE SURE you get future newsletters by using the membership update form here.
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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 [...]


By Lawrence Dickerson

Running All The Way:  A Marine, A Runner, a Journey Through Life
By Lawrence Dickerson
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Korea-era CC and longtime member, Larry Dickerson, has recently published “Running All The Way,” a great read about growing up in West Virginia pre-WWII, going into the Corps, then taking up the sport of running as [...]


36th Commandant nominated

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

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that the president has made the following nomination:

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., for appointment to the rank of general and for [...]


Leatherneck Magazine publisher/editor to retire June 30.

Now and Then: MCA&F Publisher and Leatherneck Editor Walt Ford in his pre-retirement photo (left) and as Regimental Commander, Col. Walter Ford, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division after his Marine retirement.

Leatherneck Publisher/Editor Walt Ford will retire June 30. Following active-duty service of more than 30 years as an artillery officer, which included combat [...]