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McMeen appointed DMA liaison

Chad McMeen availed himself of OJT opportunities in Quantico and elsewhere when he executed a lateral move from admin to public affairs in the mid-1990s.

Master Gunnery Sgt. Chad McMeen was appointed Defense Media Activity (DMA) Liaison last week by National President Keith Oliver.

“The Master Guns is in a perfect spot to help us track […]


Happy Birthday Marines!


FL Chapter gets new member

LANCE CORPORALS UNITE! Tampa’s James Chittenden (center), the newest USMCCCA national “join,” was welcomed aboard by fellow Florida Chapter members Bob Jordan (l) and Keith Oliver at Clermont’s Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club on Saturday. All three Marine mustangers were lance corporals, so Bob and Keith gifted Chittenden with an authentic Max “Terminal Lance” Uriarte […]


Vietnam Combat Cameraman’s Medal of Honor To Be Displayed at Smithsonian

Corporal William T. Perkins Jr., filming U.S. Navy sailors aboard a Patrol Fast Craft, or “swift boat,” in the South China Sea, September 1967. Marilane Jacobson Collection, Division of Armed Forces History, National Museum of American History.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will display the only Medal of Honor to be awarded to […]


CC Spotlight: Cpl Devan Gowans

Tooele, Utah Marine, Cpl. Devan Gowans, captured one of the calendar shots in the Marine Corps Association’s 2018 offering. Gowans is assigned to the Camp Pendleton, California-base lst Marine Expeditionary Force.


Free training for DPA Winners

USMCCCA has an additional three one-year scholarships (a $350 value) to available to 2017 DPA winners (1st, 2nd or HM). We will take names of those interested until Nov. 5, 2017 then pick three names randomly. Contact if you would like to be entered.


Hue City Vets invited to tour the USS Hue City

The USS HUE CITY will be coming to New York City, docking at the Staten Island Pier over
Veterans Day weekend. Danny Gillen is the Captain of the ship and another Breezy Pointer Lt.
Cmdr. Tommy McDonald flies his helicopter off the Hue City.

The ship will be available for tours as listed below:
NOVEMBER 10 10:00 […]


Leatherneck staffers celebrate 100 years

Four of the last surviving active duty Marines who served on Leatherneck Magazine in uniform, gathered at the Globe & Laurel Restaurant outside Quantico on October 24, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the magazine. (L-R) All retirees: CWO4 Bill Parker, Assistant Editor-Publisher; and combat correspondents Capt Bob Bowen, MGySgt Ed Evans, and MSgt Paul […]


CC Spotlight: Cpl Brandon Maldonado

Cpl. Brandon Maldonado, a graphics illustrator by trade, learned still and video photography during his latest deployment, landing this shot in the 2018 Marine Corps Association calendar. Maldanado, a native of Hayward, California, was assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.


USS Joe Rosenthal advisors and supporters a call to arms

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October 9, 2017, is Joe’s 106th birthday and the D-Day, or “Delivery Day,” of our request and petition to the US Secretary of the Navy.

In fact, our letter and petition reached the Pentagon Thursday morning, but clearing security takes a few days. By tomorrow, the package should be on the Secretary’s […]


USMCCCA Expeditionary Liaison appointed

Lt. Col. Michael Armistead

Lt. Col. Michael Armistead has been appointed to the post of USMCCCA Expeditionary Liaison by national president Keith Oliver. Armistead is stationed at Camp Lejeune as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Communication Strategy and Operations.
The mustanger’s USMCCCA assignment was designed specifically to “help us lean forward in including deployed Marine […]


Nat Fahy named chair for 2018 N.C. event

Fellow CC Nat Fahy back in the day

Nat Fahy

Retired mustang Maj. Nat Fahy has been appointed chair of the 2018 USMCCCA Training Symposium, National President Keith Oliver announced today.

Set for Aug. 20-23 at the New Bern, North Carolina DoubleTree Hotel, the CCs’ annual gathering will feature “robust professional development value for our active […]