Russell W. Savatt, Jr. MGySgt. USMC (Ret.) died peacefully on September 7, 2015, at his home in Poway, California. He was 87 years old. Services will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 11:00 am at the Miramar National Cemetery. Russell was raised in Kings Park, NY and is preceded in death by his parents Russell W. & Helen Savatt and his sister Sally (Joe) LaValle. Russell is survived by his wife Josephine, four children: Laura Reynolds (Jim), Russell W. Savatt III (Chris), Mark Savatt and Claudine Hagerstrom (Robert) and their beloved […]
The Archive of Modern American Warfare at Texas Tech University is asking for donations from military veterans. The Archive is particularly interested in collecting digital material such as emails, blogs and other personal websites, text and instant messages, word processing documents, oral histories, digital photographs, digital videos, and digital audio recordings. These materials are of […]
Celebrated World War II cinematographer Norm Hatch autographing copies of War Shots, by Charles Jones. Photo by LCpl. Christina O’Neil.
There has been much traffic recently concerning Norm Hatch. Various folks have visited him in the Hermitage Senior Living Center in Alexandria, VA. Walt Ford spoke to him recently. We print his remarks below:
At Camp Lejeune, the CCs were welcomed to the MOUT training facility, a mock village designed to provide realistic training in an urban environment. Photo by Mike Minardi.
One of many bears around town. Photo by Hank Ehlbeck.
As one wag attending our 74th conference put it: “New Bern was a ‘bear’ of a town.” […]
Defense Media Activity (Production), is looking for a Supervisory Audiovisual Production Specialist, GS-1071-13 . The Job Opportunity Announcement (DMA-15-1494427-B) opens on Thursday, September 10, 2015 and closes on Sunday, September 27, 2015. This announcement is open to all US Citizens and Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles). For your convenience, the JOA is located […]
Hey CCs and ComCam Marines: The indications we got at our annual conference lead us to believe that you like the new logo shirts and the caps designed specifically for CCs and ComCam folks. Here’s a chanced to purchase them at a sale price. Go for it by clicking on USMCCCA Gear on the right […]
Defense Media Activity (DVI/DIMOC), is looking for a Supervisory Audiovisual Records Manager, GS-1001-14. The Job Opportunity Announcement (DMA-15-1481034-B) opens on Monday, August 17, 2015, and closes on Sunday, September 6, 2015. This announcement is open to all US Citizens and Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles). For your convenience, the JOA is located at […]
Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend the Conference this year and photograph/document the events. If you are attending, please take copious candids of all events, hospitality suite, etc. Need photos for website and high res images suitable for a multi-page photo story in the Annual Journal. Caption info will get you a special place […]
(last updated 8/13/2015)
Sunday – August 16
Early bird arrival – No scheduled activities
Monday – August 17
0800: Work morning, assemblage of welcome bags – Gaston Room
1000: Registration begins – Gaston Room
1400: Old Board Meeting, USMCCCA – Executive Conference Room
1600: Board Meeting, USMCCCA Foundation – Executive Conference Room
1800-2000: Welcome Reception- Library/Morgan/Veranda Rooms
2000-2400: Hospitality Suite Operational – […]
If you are attending the USMCCCA VIEC/DPA Awards Banquet in New Bern August 19, you need to do the following:
1) If you are an award winner your dinner is free. If you are accepting for a winner, the cost is $25. You must notify Executive Director Jack Paxton (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are attending by NLT […]
Mike Pitts, left, Dale Dye and Don Gee share a laugh at the hospitality suite during the 2010 annual conference in Reno. Mike passed away in his sleep on Tuesday.
There will be a wake for Michael Pitts Sunday from 1800-2000, Aug. 2, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Services in Fredericksburg, Virg.
Mullins & […]
From the Executive Director: Due to recent activities, we are removing the USMCCCA Membership Roster and access to it via our website. Both President Manny Pacheco and I feel this is necessary in light of recent activities, both nationally and on our Facebook pages. In the latter situation there were implications that individuals might have […]