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Mike Arnold
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John Kloczkowski
Manny Pacheco
David Biesel
Kate Stark


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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CC pens article on DINFOS 50th

Former president George W. Bush and John Raughter.

Former Marine Sgt. John Raughter, who has been running with some pretty well-known company in recent years,  hit the pages of American Legion (the magazine he once edited), with a story on Defense Information School’s 50th Anniversary. The University of Houston alum has a Master’s in Journalism [...]


Windsor, Jr steps down

In March, Laurence C. Windsor, Jr stepped down as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for New York South.

His citation reads: for outstanding meritorious service as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for southern New York, frorn November 2005 through March 201 4. Mr. Windsor’s devoted advocacy for the military [...]


A bevy of Leatherneck purveyors of knowledge completed the Defense Information School’s Instructor Training Course last month. Pictured are (front row from left) Gunnery Sgt. Chance Haworth (graduation guest speaker) and Sgt. Marcin Platek. Back row: (l-r) Sgt. Tyler Main, Gunnery Sgt. Scott Dunn and Army Sgt. lst Class Bruce Cobbeldick – a former [...]


DINFOS thanks to new Leatherneck editor

Photo by Rich Freeland

Leatherneck editor Mary Reinwald, successor to USMCCCA supporter Walt Ford, made her first appearance at Defense Information School last month. The Penn State alum addressed the graduating Public Affairs Qualification Course, giving a shout-out on behalf of the CCs and encouraging her audience to take full advantage of membership and participation [...]


Jobs offered

Defense Media Activity (Production Component/Navy Production Directorate) is looking for an Illustrator, GS-1020-11. The Job Opportunity Announcement (DMA-14-1216756-B) opens on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, and closes on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. This announcement is open to all US Citizens and Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles). For your convenience, the JOA is located at [...]


A note to our membership

Manny Pacheco, president, USMCCCA

A heartfelt greeting and special thanks to all my fellow CCs for entrusting me with the stewardship of our organization. I am humbled by the outpouring of support.

Let me begin by thanking our outgoing President Bill Hauptfleisch for his hard work and dedication over the past two years. Let me also [...]


Post Conference Update

Newly elected USMCCCA president, Manny Pacheco (left)  laughs at a story Jack Paxton tells to Walt Ford.

Ninety-six members, their guests and active duty Marine CCs and Combat Camera Marines heard one of the best tributes to our occupational fields ever given by a serving flag officer when Brig. Gen. James W. “Chip” Bierman addressed [...]


Stand by. Photos are coming

WEB MANAGERS NOTE: Apologies to those still waiting… A photo gallery of the conference will be coming but I am traveling and attending a two-week training course until Sept. 26.

In my rare spare moments, I am editing, culling and captioning  some 495 images from the conference…so just stand by. I will get them up as [...]


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, [...]