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Col. Annita Best Retires

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Annita Best, and her family at her retirement ceremony, Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 30, 2016.

Colonel Annita Best, left, assistant deputy public affairs, Marine Corps Installations East, stands at the position of attention during her retirement ceremony, Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 30, 2016. Best retired after 30 years of honorable […]


God speed John Glenn

Col. John Glenn

America has lost one of its true heroes from a bygone era when space exploration was still considered a modern miracle. John Glenn passed December 8 at age 95. He was a highly decorated Marine Corps fighter pilot from World War Two and the Korean War and the first American to orbit […]


A Tribute to Chuck Beveridge…

Chuck Beveridge

Chuck Beveridge, ‘laissez les bons temps rouler!’

One of my personal heros, Chuck Beveridge, passed away just a day before the 241st birthday of his beloved Marine Corps last November  at age 90.
At the time I met Chuck, Mike LaBonne, Sally Pritchett, Bill Rowe, Charley Rowe, Angie Peraza, Angel Arroyo, Daryl Bennett, Mike Waters, […]


Memorial for Bob Long set

Bob Long

Update: A Memorial to be held at Arlington National Cemetery, Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11 am.

A journalist, filmmaker, broadcasting executive and Combat Correspondent in the Marine Corps, Bob had a fascinating career developing motion picture scripts and serving in news rooms on the east and west coasts. He served as KNBC Vice […]


Happy 241st Marines! OORAH!


Chuck Beveridge, former USMCCCA art director dies

Chuck Beveridge at Iwo Jima. (Courtesy of Hoover Public Library)

Update:  Charles W. “Chuck” Beveridge(1925 – 2016)
Charles W. “Chuck” Beveridge, retired creative director and artist and recipient of the Purple Heart after being wounded on Iwo Jima in World War II, died Wednesday. He was 90.

Beveridge joined the Marines at 17 with permission from his […]


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 […]


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 […]