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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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CC Spotlight: Cpl Brandon Maldonado

Cpl. Brandon Maldonado, a graphics illustrator by trade, learned still and video photography during his latest deployment, landing this shot in the 2018 Marine Corps Association calendar. Maldanado, a native of Hayward, California, was assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.


USS Joe Rosenthal advisors and supporters a call to arms

Download, sign and send.

October 9, 2017, is Joe’s 106th birthday and the D-Day, or “Delivery Day,” of our request and petition to the US Secretary of the Navy.

In fact, our letter and petition reached the Pentagon Thursday morning, but clearing security takes a few days. By tomorrow, the package should be on the Secretary’s […]


USMCCCA Expeditionary Liaison appointed

Lt. Col. Michael Armistead

Lt. Col. Michael Armistead has been appointed to the post of USMCCCA Expeditionary Liaison by national president Keith Oliver. Armistead is stationed at Camp Lejeune as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Communication Strategy and Operations.
The mustanger’s USMCCCA assignment was designed specifically to “help us lean forward in including deployed Marine […]


Nat Fahy named chair for 2018 N.C. event

Fellow CC Nat Fahy back in the day

Nat Fahy

Retired mustang Maj. Nat Fahy has been appointed chair of the 2018 USMCCCA Training Symposium, National President Keith Oliver announced today.

Set for Aug. 20-23 at the New Bern, North Carolina DoubleTree Hotel, the CCs’ annual gathering will feature “robust professional development value for our active […]


“MOS 4500” Warriors busy as ever

President’s Notes

Lance Cpl. Roderick Jacquote was our latest cover shooter for Leatherneck, capturing an image for the September “Magazine of the Marines.”

The shot featured Marines hard at work prepping precision airdrops during training at MCAS Yuma – demonstrating that the Corps is still very much in the parachute business (as it was in its infancy […]


WWII Marines’ petition to be delivered October 9th.

Petition spearheaded by the Joe Rosenthal Chapter

What began as a pipe dream for a handful of veterans has become the goal of 1,000s of people nationwide: Name a US Navy warship for the late Joe Rosenthal (1911-2006), the San Francisco photographer who took the iconic Iwo Jima flag raising photo.

The photo is believed to […]


“First to Go” revised history ready for pre-orders

Pre-order your copy today!

Our updated USMCCCA history is nearly ready for shipment. We have put the book’s index on our website. There are over 500 names listed alphabetically of those who have helped us tell our story. Are you included?

Certainly, if your name is in the index below, you will want a copy of […]


Stars and Stripes interview Dale Dye

Dale Dye, right, directs Tom Hanks on the set of Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan.” Dye, a Marine combat veteran, served as a technical adviser and actor on the film. He is now working on his first feature film as a director, “No better place to die.” (Courtesy of Dale Dye)

Dale Dye’s latest […]


Camp Pendleton on deck for Tuesday

Tuesday: August 22:
0800-0855 Prayer Breakfast (Non-Conference event, Guest Speaker: Deacon Pat Coulter)
0915-1500 Bus departs for Camp Pendleton 0930 sharp.
(For those registered and who paid the $20 bus surcharge) a
tour has been arranged by Base Public Affairs. The tour will
include a stop at I MEF Public Affairs. As we did several years
ago, we will invite active […]


We are at a point of inflection

Keith Oliver, National President

President’s Notes

Well, this feels familiar.

The year was 1967, a half century ago. The U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association gathered in Washington, D.C., to focus on a new mission at the behest of Director of Information, Brig. Gen. Frank Garretson:

“To … administer a prestigious annual program designed to recognize the professional […]


Talented award winner

Award-winning photographer, Sgt. Kirstin Merrimarahajara, who snapped this shot of Marine training in Lithuania last November, is one of 36 imagery warriors, ink slingers and combat artists set to be recognized –- many in absentia — next Wednesday night August 23, in San Diego.


Transportation to Hotel

Transportation- The 2 options when traveling from the San Diego International Airport are either SuperShuttle at the current rate of $12 per person, each way or a Taxi which is between $20-25, each way. The Crowne Plaza San Diego offers a complimentary area shuttle to Old Town and the Fashion Valley Mall on scheduled times […]