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Jack Paxton
Executive Director, USMCCCA
110 Fox Court,
Wildwood, FL 34785
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John Kloczkowski
Manny Pacheco
Sally Pritchett
Walt Ford
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Art Detman
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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:

Walt Ford
Sally Pritchett
Don Haley
Chuck Tyler
Rodney Ayers
HLM Capt Steve Illes
Eddie Kafafian
Cynthia Graham LaJeunesse
Dan Bisher
Joseph Galloway
Kevin Doll
Michael Furgal
Malcom Barr
Don Parzanese
Theresa Sousa
Anita Best
Gene Smith
George Christman Jr.
Joe Skymba
Mike Arnold
Dub Allen
Bill Hauptfleisch
Don O'Neal
Jenny Holbert
Roland Jarrell Jr.
Virginia Kyser
John Dodd
Manny Pacheco
Frank Burke

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Two Combat Camera Marines die in Nepal crash

Cpl. Sara A. Medina, Combat Camera.


I have waited until today for official word and notification to families out of respect for my brother and sister. We are still down range as I write this.

On May 12 a UH-1Y helicopter from HMLA 469 carrying two of my hard charging COMCAM Marines crashed high in a […]


Dedicated Member Campaign at Halfway Point

The 2015 Dedicated Member campaign is at its half-way point and, as of this writing, 33 members have shown their support by contributing just over $4,000.  These members are shown in the lower left column of this page and, hopefully space will continue increase as the campaign winds down in late July.  Their […]


Foundation’s Florida Chapter Golf Tournament Nets $4k

Jack Paxton as auctioneer at the 11th annual Foundation (Florida Chapter) Golf Tournament at Ridgewood Lakes Golf Club, Davenport, Fl.

Sanctuary Ridge, Clermont, FL

In spite of a change of golf courses, an increase in fees and a diminished field of golfers, the 11th annual Foundation (Florida Chapter) Golf Tournament on May 1 can be considered […]


New USMCCCA logo on gear, ready for orders

Don’t wait! Get your new logo gear now. Currently, there is a $25 discount if you order $75 or more at the USMCCCA GEAR STORE. Click on the photo, the links below or the button on the right sidebar.

Jack Paxton models a shirt featuring the new logo.

A number of years ago we developed […]


Dedicated Member Campaign Kicks Off

Past recipients of scholarships and DPA awards.

The annual Dedicated Member campaign kicked off April 1.  A mailing to all members went out that date encouraging support for the various programs we offer including scholarships for members, dependents and active duty Marines; funding for the Distinguished Performance Awards (DPA) program, and our annual contribution to […]


News program interview CCs

ABC7News website here.” class /> Floyd Hunter, Dale Cook and Ken Goulardt gathered for lunch on the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima to share their memories of the war with reporter Wayne Freedman, ABC7 News in the San Francisco area. To view the interview please go to the ABC7News website here.



1st Quarter Newsletter should have arrived

1st Quarter Newsletter

The first issue of 2015 “Now Hear This” the official USMCCCA newsletter, should have arrived in your mailbox. If you DID NOT receive it, then you need to make sure CCHQ has your correct mailing address. You can MAKE SURE you get future newsletters by using the membership update form here.
If you […]


Marine Band and Jim Lehrer Salute End of World War II

Photo MSgt. Kristin duBois, Marine Band Public Affairs.

Story by Don Knight

Nearly seventy years ago World War Two finally came to end. On Sept.2, 1945. The Japanese military delegation came aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo bay and signed the surrender documents.

Bells rang, whistles blew and bars nationwide filled up with celebrants. San Francisco was […]


Recruiting Command Awards Top Marketing Marine to Lodder

Sgt. Reece E. Lodder, Marketing and Public Affairs Marine, Recruiting Station Seattle, received the award of fiscal year 2014 MPA of the Year from Maj. Gen. Mark A. Brilakis, commanding general, Marine Corps Recruiting command, during a ceremony here. Lodder was also awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal for his efforts. MPAs […]


Journal Readers Take Note

Due to a corruption of our USMCCCA Mailing List many of you will not have received your 2014 USMCCCA Journals.  We finally found and fixed the problem and yours will arrive via first class mail shortly.  


Need addresses of 2013-2014 DPA (Merit) Award Winners

While most first place winners have received the USMCCCA Annual Journal many others have not.  To receive one, email your current postal mailing address to Jack Paxton, Executive Director: or call him at 352.748.4698.


Annual Journals are on their way

2014 Annual Journal

Hey, want to see all the excitement from the 2014 USMC Combat Correspondents Association Conference in Oceanside, CA? Well the Annual Journal is finally in the mail.

That’s right, all the Distinguished Performance winners. Some highlighted bios of winners, Sgt Tyler Main, Katelyn Hunter, Codey Underwood and Jennifer Brofer. Plus a few surprises…if […]