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Commandant of the Marine Corps Names Dickey Chapelle “Honorary Marine”

Dickey Chapelle to receive Honorary Marine status.

CCHQ was notified October 4 that the Commandant of the Marine Corps has approved Dickey Chapelle for Honorary Marine status. As most know, Dickey was killed November 4, 1965 while with “her Marines” on Operation Black Ferret near Chu Lai in Vietnam. At our request, retired […]


Summary of 2016 USMCCCA Annual Business Meeting

Jack Paxton, Executive Director gives his report to the 2015 old board members during the 2016 National Conference and Training Symposium in Fredericksburg, Virg.

(Note:  The following is an executive summary of the USMCCCA Annual Business Meeting held in Fredericksburg, VA during our National Conference and Training Symposium.  It carries all actions taken by the […]


Bob Long dies

Bob Long

CCHQ was told Monday evening that Bob Long, longtime CC and former President of the USMCCCA Chapter in Los Angeles, had died. Bob was also the retired news director at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. He was employed by the Voice of America in the Washington, DC area. As we get more information we […]


A tribute to the “Patagonian duck shoot”

Sergeant Major Robert E. Cleary, 10th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps and Sgt. Gary Bégin, JPAO, New Orleans, May 1984. (Photo by Staff Sgt Angel Arroyo)

There I was with Colonel Jack Lewis, former Hollywood stunt man, Marine Corps veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was friends with John Wayne, Robert Stack (The […]


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 […]


Info on reunions this summer

The Third Marine Division Association will hold its 62nd Annual Family Reunion at the Holiday Inn Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX, during Aug. 23-28, 2016. Anyone who served in, was attached to or served in direct support of the 3rd Marine Division at any time is invited to attend. Vietnam Veterans are especially invited to […]


Barwell recognized professionally

John Barwell

USMCCCA Life Member John Barwell has been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Southwest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.  The Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. 

The selection process is multi-phased and includes […]


CC Dave Hugel appears in Maryland Public Television Vietnam War documentary

In addition to the interview, Dave Hugel receives a 2016 Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Heritage Award. Another CC, the late Jim Kyser also earned the award posthumously.

Cpl. Dave Hugel with his 4 x 5 Speed Graphic camera, covering Marine Corps helicopter operations in Vietnam’s “I” Corps during 1963.

In November 2014, Maryland’s Public Television […]


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 […]


USMCCCA Foundation (FL Chapter) Golf A Success

Red Carpenter at the USMCCCA Foundation, Florida Chapter Golf tournament at Sherman Hills Golf Club in Brooksville, Fla., April 22, 2016.

Neither rain, nor thunder hampered the 12th version of the Foundation’s (Florida Chapter) Annual Golf Tournament held at the Sherman Hills Golf Club near Brooksville, FL held Friday afternoon, April 22.

While other organizations nearby […]