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Jack Paxton
Executive Director, USMCCCA
110 Fox Court,
Wildwood, FL 34785
+1 352-748-4698


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Keith Oliver
Col. Sally Pritchett
Jack Paxton
Gene Smith


Sue Sousa
Dale Baird
George Chrisman
John Kloczkowski
Don Coleman
Tom Kerr
Manny Pacheco
Bob Bowen
Cal Openshaw
Betsy Judge
Kevin Doll
John McKay
Margarette Chavez
Don Parzaneze Sr.
James Carpenter
Mike Rhea
Robin Stavisky –
In loving memory of
Sam & Bernice Stavisky


Hank Ehlbeck
Robert Brown
Joe Skymba

Dedicated Members

The 2017-18 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
Mal Barr
Cal Openshaw
Sally Pritchett
Joe Galloway
Sue Sousa
Dale Baird
George Chrisman
Jack Holsomback
Pat Coulter
Dan Bisher
Don Gee
Fred Tucker
Emil Dansker
Keith Oliver
Joe Skymba
Mike Rhea
Don Coleman
Dr. Re McClung
Ed Benevente
Tom Kerr
John Ames

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Did you get a room?

The Crowne Plaza San Diego informs us that all the CC blocked rooms are full, so if any of our group forgot to make a reservation you will be taking a chance on getting either a triple AAA rate or joining the Holiday Inn rewards club (IHG) and getting their discount.  Military coming in will […]


Ten Marines awarded year-long professional scholarships

Conference Schedule

As part of the USMCCCA’s efforts to assist and mentor today’s combat correspondents, our board last year approved a decision to develop a scholarship program for our Distinguished Performance Award winning Marines in lieu of a check for $100.

To that end we have asked for support from the membership and our Foundation to […]


DPA Winners, will you be there?

If your name is listed below, you get a free meal at our annual Conference & Training Symposium, Aug. 21-24, 2017 in San Diego. (That’s a $50 value) Plus you will receive recognition and a certificate. Please ask your commands if you can attend. Uniform is Dress Blues. Contact Jack Paxton, executive director at 352-748-4698 […]


Gee: Past president, director and long-time member passes

Sadly, Don Gee passed away on July 28, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Iris (above).


Donald H. Gee Sr., a longtime Chalfont resident, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Doylestown Hospital. He was 77.
Don was the husband of Iris Gee. Born in Bristol and raised in Warrington, Don was a […]


Doc Church donates MIA/POW chair

Taken from the Summer 2017 edition of  Keystone Leatherneck: On April 28, 2017, Valley Forge Military Academy and College held a wonderful dedication ceremony for a Chair of Honor for Prisoners of War-Missing in Action in Wayne, Pa. Commander Paul Galanti USN (Ret), a seven-year POW during the Vietnam War, accepted the chair from Colonel […]


CCs get your logo on!

Get your CC gear today!

Start saving at our Online Store now – take 25% off any order with no minimum purchase! Hats, t-shirts, polos, more logos….Click here for your discount. Valid until July 31, 2017.

Remember a portion of your purchase is donated back to the CCs.


Longtime member, officer, Eddie Kafafian passes July 9

Eddie Kafafian

Thomas “Ace” Peters writes: Its with sadness that I inform you Eddie Kafafian passed this morning. (July 9, 2017)

CCHQ will post more info as it becomes available.


July Leatherneck cover highlights cannon cockers

President’s Notes

Photo by Cpl. Zachery Laning

Cpl. Zachery Laning’s compelling shot of  11th MEU artillery operations in northern Syria garnered him a great cover just in time for the 4th of July.

The Chincoteague, Virginia native is a videographer by training (see some of his work in that realm @ but  his NCOIC, Gunnery Sgt. […]


Maj. Gen. Paul Kennedy

Maj. Gen. Paul Kennedy, CG Recruiting Command, will represent the Commandant of the Marine Corps as guest of honor of our 2017 Distinguished Performance Awards Banquet on August 23 in San Diego.  As you may remember, General Kennedy served as Director of Information a number of years ago and was our […]


“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 […]