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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:

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Capt. Steve Illes
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Don O'Neal
Art Detman
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George Chrisman
Cindy LaJeunesse
Tom Kraak
Frank Wiley
Dub Allen
Ralph Austen
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Photos from the Conference

Longtime CC Tom Peters from the LA Chapter at the USMCCCA conference held in Oceanside, CA Sept 8-11, 2014

For more photos, please visit our Facebook  Album


Social Media Notes for download

For those that attended Kate Stark’s “Social Media for Dummies…and CCs who fondly remember the IBM Selectric II, the Leica with 36 exposures and pay phones” presentation. Here is the handout with links to how to videos for the social networking sites, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn.


Conference schedule


Holiday Inn Oceanside
1401 Carmelo Drive
Oceanside, California 92054

Monday: September 8

1600 Old Board Meeting – Bill Hauptfleisch
1800 Welcome Reception
2000-2400 Hospitality Suite open

Tuesday: September 9:

0830-0930 State of USMC Public Affairs and Where This Association
Fits In – Col. Shawn Gibson, Deputy Director, Office of Marine Corps
Communications, HQMC
0930-1015 The Marine Corps of Today – Fred Lash
1030-1200 Social Media For Dummies [...]


BGen Bierman guest of honor at banquet

Brigadier General James W. Bierman, Jr.

CCHQ announces that Brigadier General James W. Bierman, Jr. Commanding General, Western Recruiting Region & Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, CA will be the guest of honor at the Distinguished Performance Awards Banquet, Wednesday evening, September 10 at the Pacific Views Center, Camp Pendleton.

Brigadier General James W. Bierman, [...]


Don Knight celebrates 90

Two-year-old grandson Reese Black-Knight being held for candle blow-out by USMCCCA member and grandfather Don Knight. at a surprise party in June. Knight was celebrating his 90th birthday at his daughter’s home in Silver Spring, MD. (Photo by Phil Black-Knight)


Uncle honored by Denig Memorial

Brick surrounding the Brigadier General Robert L. Denig monument.

Brigadier General Robert L. Denig monument dedicated by the USMCCCA on Nov. 17, 2012.

Theo Servetas writes:
It was on my return the other day from the 4th Division reunion at Charleston, SC, when I was finally able to stop at the Denig Memorial. It was a [...]


Updated Membership roster just in time for the conference.

If you’ve been waiting for an updated membership directory, this is YOUR lucky day. If you are a registered member of this site, you can download here. Any information that is incorrect, please use this form to let Jack Paxton know to update the roster.

If you get a password request, use the lowercase last name [...]


Capt. Greg Wolf was welcomed into the Defense Information School’s Public Affairs Leadership Department recently, having completed the school’s Instructor Training Course. A UNC-Chapel Hill grad and Raleigh native, Wolf worked as a civilian journalist in Wilmington, North Carolina and Texas before joining the Corps. The Operation Iraqi Freedom vet was most recently posted [...]


2014 Scholarship awards announced

Sarah Pacheco

Aidan Kelly

The USMCCCA Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the names of our 2014 scholarship recipients.  Joint winners of the Gladys McPartland Scholarship fund for general studies for 2014 were Sarah Pacheco, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manny Pacheco and a student at Virginia Tech,  and Aidan Kelly, son of Mr. and [...]


DINFOS Alumni Day set of Aug, 6

Alumni Day set for Aug. 6, 2014

As the Defense Information School continues to observe its 50th year, Commandant Col. Jeremy Martin has announced “DINFOS Alumni Day,” set for Wednesday Aug. 6.

The schoolhouse will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for classroom visits and tours of the under-construction expansion of the main campus.

Visiting [...]


Sgt Matthew Troyer joined the DINFOS faculty last month, welcomed into the fold by Commandant Col. Jeremy Martin upon the NCO’s graduation from the Instructor Training Course. The Bradenton, Florida native reports to the schoolhouse from Marine Forces Pacific. Troyer, a combat photographer by trade, made real-world deployments to Afghanistan, operating in Helmand Province [...]


Absentee Ballots Mailed

Official absentee ballots were mailed June 23 to all members.

Two persons are running for the office of Association President.  You must choose one person and mail your ballot back in the enclosed envelope by August 15 in order for it to be an official vote.

If you are attending the Oceanside Conference in September you may [...]