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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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Patrick T. Brent, Marine veteran, journalist, businessman and historian, addresses an audience of Marines in the auditorium of Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans, Nov. 12, 2015. Brent spoke to the Marines of Marine Forces Reserve about Marine Corps history and traditions and the impact those elements have on the Marine Corps today. Brent […]


Pafford to speak at library

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Combat photographer David Pafford will be speaking at the Thompson Falls Public Library, Thompson Falls, Montana Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.


Springer: Former Executive Director passes

MGySgt. Bob Springer, 84, suffered a heart attack and died in San Diego, CA
on October 9. Services will be held at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
on November 12. The information was passed to CCHQ by Bob’s oldest
daughter, Rusty Rodriguez who indicated that Bob had been in apparently good
health. As Rusty said “he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather
and we all miss him […]


Third quarter newsletter on its way

3rd Quarter Newsletter

The third quarter of “Now Hear This” the official USMCCCA newsletter, should be arriving in your mailbox soon.

If you DO 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.


AARP salutes veteran CC Dale Dye

Click below for part two of the interview:


Need help for history of USMCCCA

Jack Paxton and Dave Biesel are attempting to put together a brief historical piece for our 75th anniversary meeting in Fredericksburg, VA next August.  Hopefully, the publication we prepare and distribute will lead to an extension of our current unofficial history, “Last to Know, First to Go”.  To do this we need your help. If […]


National Museum contstruction update

On March 27, a Marine operating an excavator along the north wall of the National Museum of the Marine Corps drove the machine’s bucket into the earth, officially breaking ground on an historic expansion of the Nation’s tribute to Marine Corps history. That moment was the first step of a long journey that the Marine […]


Savatt Jr.: Longtime CC Russ Savatt Passes

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 […]


Post-1975 Military Documents Sought

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 […]


Norm Hatch update

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:


New Bern A “Bear” of a Town

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.” […]


DMA job opportunities

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 […]