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“Terminal Lance” Wins 2017 Brig. Gen. Robert L. Denig Sr. Memorial Distinguished Service Award

Maximilian Uriarte, AKA “Terminal Lance.”

The USMCCCA Board of Directors has announced that Maximilian Uriarte, AKA Terminal Lance, is the 2017 Brig. Gen. Robert L. Denig Sr. Memorial Distinguished Service Award winner.

If the name does not immediately come to you, we would bet a year’s membership he is known by thousands of Marines who saw […]


Rosenthal Chapter needs signatures

Sign the petition today!

The San Francisco Joe Rosenthal Chapter of the United States Combat Correspondents Association (USMCCCA) is collecting signatures to try and honor Joe Rosenthal — a San Francisco and national hero — by supporting an effort to name a US Navy warship in his honor. They currently have about 1700 signatures but […]


A Reece Lodder shot adorns Leatherneck cover. Again.

President’s Notes

Perennial CC award winner, Staff Sgt . Reece Lodder,  nabbed another Leatherneck cover this month.

Editor Mary Reinwald chose Lodder’s strong vertical from 2012 operations in Afghanistan to highlight Aaron Fenwick’s tale of three lance corporals whose infantry squad leader work. in the Helmand Province earned them meritorious promotions to corporal.  The trio was serving […]


(Photo by Master Gunnery Sgt Joe Espinosa)

Deputy Director of the Corps’ Office of Communication in the Pentagon, Col. Brad Bartelt along with NCOIC Master Gunnery Sgt. Chuck Albrecht, welcomed a visit from CC President Keith Oliver and CC Foundation President Manny Pacheco on April 19. The USMCCCA duo discussed a wide range of mutual […]


2017 Dedicated Member Program Kicks-off

The USMCCCA 2017 Dedicated Member program is off and running this week.  This program was begun in the early 2000s as a backup to our annual Booster Club drive for contributions from those members who wanted to participate in our various programs but could not fit their gift into a Booster Club category. 


USMCCCA friends and colleagues in May issue of Proceedings

Cpl. Kimberly Aguirre’s photo from Hurricane Matthew relief in Haiti helped illustrate Lt.Col. James W. Hammond III’s 2016 Corps roll-up in the May issue of Proceedings.

President’s Notes

The current issue of Proceedings, the U.S. Naval Institute’s 144-year-old flagship pub, is replete with names familiar to USMCCCA folk.

CC Joe Plenzler was praised by USNI CEO Vice […]


McEwen In Hospice Care

Bob McEwen

The family of Bob McEwen has asked me to reach out on their behalf and is asking for all of our prayers.  Bob is going into hospice care today (May 10).  He has suffered greatly the past few months.  Following his return from Bangkok in March, he continued to have issues […]


13th USMCCCA Foundation (Florida Chapter) Golf Tournament a Success

Golfers revved their carts anticipating the start of the the 13th Annual USMCCCA (Florida Chapter) Golf Tournament held April 28 at Sherman Hills Golf Club in Brooksville, FL.

With 64 players braving an early start to a very hot summer afternoon, the 13th annual USMCCCA (Florida Chapter) Golf Tournament held April 28 at Sherman Hills […]


A tribute to Norm Hatch

Retired Marine Maj. Norman T. Hatch passed away, April 22, 2017. Hatch was a videographer in the Island Hopping Campaign during World War II. (U.S. Marine Corps Video by Cpl. Hunter L. Helis)


The 2016 Journal is in the mail

Did your Journal arrive yet?

Yes, it’s a little delayed this year, but hopefully it will be worth the wait.

Jack Paxton, executive director says if you don’t receive yours by April 29, (and you are a paid member) to contact him with a correct snail mail address and he will get one out to […]


Quilt handmade by “Doc” Galloway up for raffle

One of a kind handmade quilt by “Doc” Galloway will be raffled off at the Annual Conference and Symposium August 24, 2017 in San Diego, CA. Each ticket costs $10.

Here is your chance to win a handmade quilt by Joe Galloway‘s wife, “Doc” Gracie.

We are raffling off this one of a kind item […]


“My Life and Lens” – The story of a Marine Corps Combat Correspondent has been published

(Ed. Note:  There are no reviews as yet on what promises to be a fine accounting of a combat correspondent who had several tours in Vietnam.  What we do have are quotes from those who will be featured on the dust cover.  Watch for this one!)

I predict this is a great book by Bob Bowen […]