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Dedicated Members

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: Gunnery Sgt. Robert D. Brown

Practicing what he preaches, 11th MEU Communications Strategy and Operations Chief, Gunnery Sgt. Robert D. Brown, snagged a Marine Corps Association calendar shot with this image from the unit’s last deployment. The photo also appeared in the September issue of the Naval Institute Proceedings.


Dale Dye to Receive Inaugural Pat Conroy Lifetime Achievement Award

Dale Dye will be presented the inaugural Pat Conroy Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th annual Beaufort International Film Festival. The festival dates are February 21-25, 2018 with the Red Carpet Reception and Awards Gala taking place on Sunday, February 25th at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort, Center for the Arts.

The Beaufort Film […]


CC Spotlight: Sgt Levi Shultz

Sgt. Levi Shultz, presently pulling duty at Recruiting Station Des Moines, Iowa, made the Marine Corps Association 2018 calendar with his photo of cold weather training.


Shawn Rhodes is back aboard

Shawn Rhodes

Tampa, Florida CC, former Sgt. Shawn Rhodes, rejoined his former Devil Dog colleagues in the USMCCCA this fall.

An international expert in creating high-performing organizations, Shawn is a Tampa-based TEDx speaker whose work studying organizations in more than two dozen countries has been highlighted in TIME, CNN, NBC and INC. The former Camp Lejeune-based […]


Progress for Rosenthal Chapter on naming ship

Progress continues on our effort to honor Joe Rosenthal with a Navy ship. While Joe earned the Pulitzer Prize and many other awards during his long career, newer generations of San Franciscans and Americans deserve to know the name of the creator of the most significant photograph ever taken. While some of us may have […]


Birthday breakfast for some CCs

Three key members of the USMCCCA Combat Correspondents Association living in the Orlando, FL area celebrated the 242nd Birthday of the Marine Corps attending an SOS Breakfast sponsored by the Central Florida Chapter, 1st Marine Division Association. From left: Keith Oliver, National President, Bob Jordan, and Jack Paxton, National Executive Director. The guest speaker […]


McMeen appointed DMA liaison

Chad McMeen availed himself of OJT opportunities in Quantico and elsewhere when he executed a lateral move from admin to public affairs in the mid-1990s.

Master Gunnery Sgt. Chad McMeen was appointed Defense Media Activity (DMA) Liaison last week by National President Keith Oliver.

“The Master Guns is in a perfect spot to help us track […]


Happy Birthday Marines!


FL Chapter gets new member

LANCE CORPORALS UNITE! Tampa’s James Chittenden (center), the newest USMCCCA national “join,” was welcomed aboard by fellow Florida Chapter members Bob Jordan (l) and Keith Oliver at Clermont’s Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club on Saturday. All three Marine mustangers were lance corporals, so Bob and Keith gifted Chittenden with an authentic Max “Terminal Lance” Uriarte […]


Vietnam Combat Cameraman’s Medal of Honor To Be Displayed at Smithsonian

Corporal William T. Perkins Jr., filming U.S. Navy sailors aboard a Patrol Fast Craft, or “swift boat,” in the South China Sea, September 1967. Marilane Jacobson Collection, Division of Armed Forces History, National Museum of American History.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will display the only Medal of Honor to be awarded to […]


CC Spotlight: Cpl Devan Gowans

Tooele, Utah Marine, Cpl. Devan Gowans, captured one of the calendar shots in the Marine Corps Association’s 2018 offering. Gowans is assigned to the Camp Pendleton, California-base lst Marine Expeditionary Force.


Free training for DPA Winners

USMCCCA has an additional three one-year scholarships (a $350 value) to available to 2017 DPA winners (1st, 2nd or HM). We will take names of those interested until Nov. 5, 2017 then pick three names randomly. Contact if you would like to be entered.