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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:

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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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Get your CC gear today!

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.


Longtime member, officer, Eddie Kafafian passes July 9

Eddie Kafafian

Thomas “Ace” Peters writes: Its with sadness that I inform you Eddie Kafafian passed this morning. (July 9, 2017)

CCHQ will post more info as it becomes available.


July Leatherneck cover highlights cannon cockers

President’s Notes

Photo by Cpl. Zachery Laning

Cpl. Zachery Laning’s compelling shot of  11th MEU artillery operations in northern Syria garnered him a great cover just in time for the 4th of July.

The Chincoteague, Virginia native is a videographer by training (see some of his work in that realm @ but  his NCOIC, Gunnery Sgt. […]


Maj. Gen. Paul Kennedy

Maj. Gen. Paul Kennedy, CG Recruiting Command, will represent the Commandant of the Marine Corps as guest of honor of our 2017 Distinguished Performance Awards Banquet on August 23 in San Diego.  As you may remember, General Kennedy served as Director of Information a number of years ago and was our […]


“Terminal Lance” Wins 2017 Brig. Gen. Robert L. Denig Sr. Memorial Distinguished Service Award

Maximilian Uriarte, AKA “Terminal Lance.”

The USMCCCA Board of Directors has announced that Maximilian Uriarte, AKA Terminal Lance, is the 2017 Brig. Gen. Robert L. Denig Sr. Memorial Distinguished Service Award winner.

If the name does not immediately come to you, we would bet a year’s membership he is known by thousands of Marines who saw […]


Rosenthal Chapter needs signatures

Sign the petition today!

The San Francisco Joe Rosenthal Chapter of the United States Combat Correspondents Association (USMCCCA) is collecting signatures to try and honor Joe Rosenthal — a San Francisco and national hero — by supporting an effort to name a US Navy warship in his honor. They currently have about 1700 signatures but […]


A Reece Lodder shot adorns Leatherneck cover. Again.

President’s Notes

Perennial CC award winner, Staff Sgt . Reece Lodder,  nabbed another Leatherneck cover this month.

Editor Mary Reinwald chose Lodder’s strong vertical from 2012 operations in Afghanistan to highlight Aaron Fenwick’s tale of three lance corporals whose infantry squad leader work. in the Helmand Province earned them meritorious promotions to corporal.  The trio was serving […]


(Photo by Master Gunnery Sgt Joe Espinosa)

Deputy Director of the Corps’ Office of Communication in the Pentagon, Col. Brad Bartelt along with NCOIC Master Gunnery Sgt. Chuck Albrecht, welcomed a visit from CC President Keith Oliver and CC Foundation President Manny Pacheco on April 19. The USMCCCA duo discussed a wide range of mutual […]


2017 Dedicated Member Program Kicks-off

The USMCCCA 2017 Dedicated Member program is off and running this week.  This program was begun in the early 2000s as a backup to our annual Booster Club drive for contributions from those members who wanted to participate in our various programs but could not fit their gift into a Booster Club category. 


USMCCCA friends and colleagues in May issue of Proceedings

Cpl. Kimberly Aguirre’s photo from Hurricane Matthew relief in Haiti helped illustrate Lt.Col. James W. Hammond III’s 2016 Corps roll-up in the May issue of Proceedings.

President’s Notes

The current issue of Proceedings, the U.S. Naval Institute’s 144-year-old flagship pub, is replete with names familiar to USMCCCA folk.

CC Joe Plenzler was praised by USNI CEO Vice […]


McEwen In Hospice Care

Bob McEwen

The family of Bob McEwen has asked me to reach out on their behalf and is asking for all of our prayers.  Bob is going into hospice care today (May 10).  He has suffered greatly the past few months.  Following his return from Bangkok in March, he continued to have issues […]