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Executive Director, USMCCCA
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Gene Smith
Mike Arnold
Ralph Austin
Don O'Neal
Don Coleman
Cochise Cash
Jack Paxton
John Kloczkowski
Manny Pacheco
Sally Pritchett
Walt Ford
Tom Kerr
Art Detman
George Chrisman Jr.
Clinton Firstbrook
Dale Baird
Bob McEwen
Chris Whiting
Don Parzanese


Dedicated Members

The 2014-15 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
Sally Pritchett
Don Haley
Chuck Tyler
Rodney Ayers
HLM Capt Steve Illes
Eddie Kafafian
Cynthia Graham LaJeunesse
Dan Bisher
Joseph Galloway
Kevin Doll
Michael Furgal
Malcom Barr
Don Parzanese
Theresa Sousa
Anita Best
Gene Smith
George Christman Jr.
Joe Skymba
Mike Arnold
Dub Allen
Bill Hauptfleisch
Don O'Neal
Jenny Holbert
Roland Jarrell Jr.
Virginia Kyser
John Dodd
Manny Pacheco
Frank Burke
George Hijar
Don Colemam
William Diefenbach
"Mawk" Arnold
Dale Baird
Bob McEwen
Tom Kerr
Neil Gillespie
Charles “Chip” Jones

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Membership directory has been removed.

From the Executive Director:  Due to recent activities, we are removing the USMCCCA  Membership Roster and access to it via our website.  Both President Manny Pacheco and I feel this is necessary in light of recent activities, both nationally and on our Facebook pages.  In the latter situation there were implications that  individuals might have […]


2015 Conference Schedule

(last updated 7/17/2015)

Sunday – August 16
Early bird arrival – No scheduled activities

Monday – August 17
1030:  Registration begins
1400:  Old Board Meeting, USMCCCA
1600:  Board Meeting, USMCCCA Foundation
1800:  Welcome Reception
2000:  Hospitality Suite Open

Tuesday – August 18
0830:  Bus ride to Camp Lejeune
1000:  Op Brief, MEU, Amphib Demo
1130:   Adopt a Marine For Lunch
1300:  Visit Beirut Memorial, return […]


Maj. Gen. Gary Thomas named GOH for New Bern Conference

Guest of Honor, Maj. Gen. Gary Thomas

Maj. Gen. Gary Thomas, CG 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, will represent the Commandant of the Marine Corps as guest of honor at our Distinguished Performance Awards Banquet, August 19 in New Bern, N.C.

With that locked in, President Manny Pacheco announced this week that plans for […]


Looking for Beirut Barracks image

We are working on the Final Phase galleries, which includes an exhibit about Beirut. One of the design elements in the exhibit will be a wall-sized image of the barracks rubble.

Do you have a negative or slide that we could scan for this purpose? We can scan the film, or give you the specs if […]


MOH award donated to Smithsonian

Frank Lee sent a link to this article about Marilane Perkins Jacobson, mother of MOH recipient and combat photographer, Cpl. William Thomas Perkins Jr. His posthumously awarded Medal of Honor will go to Washington, D.C., to document his role in the Vietnam War. Photo by Greg Kocher, Lexington Herald-Leader


Col (ret) Brian Salas, left and MGySgt John Cordero, right, assist pinning-on rank during Col Ricoh Player’s Promotion Ceremony, 08 July 2015 aboard MARFORCOM HQ, Norfolk, VA.



Deadline looms for Conference hotel reservations

Conference Registration: $80.
Hotel Reservation: $90 per room.
Nearest Airport: Coastal Carolina Regional Airport in New Bern (airport code: EWN).

If you are coming to New Bern next month you need to immediately make your hotel reservation (easy on this site) and also register with CCHQ (also easy here).  Our hotel contract guarantees the room rate of $90 […]


Board Votes Posthumous 2015 Denig Award to Dickey Chapelle

“Dickey” Chapelle, 1959

The USMC Combat Correspondents Association Board of Directors have unanimously voted to posthumously present the 2015 Brig. Gen. Robert L. Denig Sr. Distinguished Service Award  to the late Georgette Louise “Dickey” Chapelle on this, the 50th anniversary year of her death, near Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam November 4. 1965 during the […]


DMA Jobs available

Defense Media Activity (DINFOS) is looking for a Training Instructor, GS-1712-11. The Job Opportunity Announcement (DMA- 15-1433117-B) opens on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 and closes on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, This announcement is open to all US Citizens and Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles). For your convenience, the JOA is located at the […]


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. […]


Don Knight, a VIP at Fenway Park

David and Don Knight atop the famous Green Monster seats at Fenway Park, Boston.

“So Dad [Don Knight] and I met the [Red} Sox Ambassador outside a special gate and received wristbands allowing us access to all corners of the park. It was just the three of us for the next 90 minutes as we […]