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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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Executive editor wanted for quarterly magazine

Sherry L. Suhosky has listed an RFP for an executive editor for the quarterly magazine, The Professional Pet Sitter as part of he National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS)

NAPPS requests a response to this request for proposal by September 12, 2014.  Please reply electronically to Sherry L. Suhosky at SkiSpeak@gmail.com with a summary you propose to meet our needs.
Additional information required includes:
•    Editor resume
•    A brief list of similar referenced clients.
•    Samples of similar project work.
•    Cost for editorial services per issue.

For the full listing click here.

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Don Knight celebrates 90

Two-year-old grandson Reese Black-Knight being held for candle blow-out by USMCCCA member and grandfather Don Knight. at a surprise party in June. Knight was celebrating his 90th birthday at his daughter's home in Silver Spring, MD.  (Photo by Phil Black-Knight)

Two-year-old grandson Reese Black-Knight being held for candle blow-out by USMCCCA member and grandfather Don Knight. at a surprise party in June. Knight was celebrating his 90th birthday at his daughter’s home in Silver Spring, MD. (Photo by Phil Black-Knight)

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Uncle honored by Denig Memorial

Brick surrounding the Brigadier General Robert L. Denig monument.

Brigadier General Robert L. Denig monument dedicated by the USMCCCA on Nov. 17, 2012.

Theo Servetas writes:
It was on my return the other day from the 4th Division reunion at Charleston, SC, when I was finally able to stop at the Denig Memorial. It was a busy week getting my Son settled in at UNC Chapel Hill on the way down, and capped off with a visit to Norm Hatch in Alexandria on my way home. Being stuck in traffic on I-95 north in the Quantico vicinity was the signal for me to stop, even if it was almost 6:00 pm. Thank goodness the Museum grounds were still open.

I am very pleased with the memorial overall. And for the fact that my Uncle’s name was placed so prominently in front of General Denig’s image. Since my Uncle opted to be cremated, he has no grave marker. Perhaps there is a tribute to him at an art museum somewhere in Greece, I doubt that there is any memorial with Theo Hios’ name elsewhere in the United States. This means a lot to me.

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Updated Membership roster just in time for the conference.

If you’ve been waiting for an updated membership directory, this is YOUR lucky day. If you are a registered member of this site, you can download here. Any information that is incorrect, please use this form to let Jack Paxton know to update the roster.

If you get a password request, use the lowercase last name of the general that founded Public Affairs. If you cannot pass the quiz, then email Kate and she will send it to you.

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Capt. Greg Wolf was welcomed into the Defense Information School’s Public Affairs Leadership Department recently, having completed the school’s Instructor Training Course. A UNC-Chapel Hill grad and Raleigh native, Wolf worked as a civilian journalist in Wilmington, North Carolina and Texas before joining the Corps. The Operation Iraqi Freedom vet was most recently posted as a spokesman at Headquarters Marine Corps. Pictured with the skipper are his new boss, Army Maj. Stephen Short, and department head CC Keith Oliver. (Shane Keller photo).

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DMA job opportunities

Defense Media Activity, (Synchronization Center), is looking for a Public Affairs Specialist, GS-1035-13. The Job Opportunity Announcement (DMA-14-1168046-B) opens on Thursday, August 7, 2014, and closes on Monday, August 18, 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 the following website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/377699500

Defense Media Activity, DINFOS, is looking for an Instructional Systems Specialist, GS-1750-12. The Job Opportunity Announcement (DMA-14-1178696-B) opens on Monday, August 11, 2014, and closes on Monday, August 25, 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 the following website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/378025800

Defense Media Activity, Production Component, is looking for a Visual Information Specialist, GS-1084-11. The Job Opportunity Announcement (DMA-14-1190215-B) opens on Thursday, August 14, 2014, and closes on Wednesday, August 27, 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 the following website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/378370000

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2014 Scholarship awards announced

Sarah Pacheco

Aidan Kelly

The USMCCCA Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the names of our 2014 scholarship recipients.  Joint winners of the Gladys McPartland Scholarship fund for general studies for 2014 were Sarah Pacheco, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manny Pacheco and a student at Virginia Tech,  and Aidan Kelly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Oliver, an entering student at CalPoly in California .

As each was vying for the general studies scholarship of $3,000, the committee decided to award each of the recipients $1500.  There was no winner chosen for the Brig. Gen. Robert L. Denig Memorial Scholarship for communications studies.

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Military journalist and production designer wanted

Http://MyServicePride.com is looking for a retired military journalist who may want to help with writing the content for newsletters, Facebook, and more.  It would be a part-time job, with the pay negotiable.  Geography doesn’t matter.

If you are interested, or know someone who might be interested,  send an email with some samples of work to: Bob Massie at bob@myservicepride.com

They are also looking for a production designer, preferably in the Indianapolis area, who has lots of experience in Photoshop and Illustrator.
The company is growing and needs to expand their editorial staff.  They want to work with a military writer/journalist because their content is so “military friendly” that it would be difficult for a non-military person to understand what is of general interest,  and at the same time have an authentic voice.
Click here to read more ›

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Conference: Visit San Diego’s Air and Space Museum

Courtesy of the San Diego Air & Space Museum

Things to do: With San Diego having one of the richest aviation heritages of any city in the country, it would follow that its Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park is a top tourist attraction and one that USMCCCA Conference attendees won’t want to miss.

Convair, home of such famous aircraft as the B-24 Liberator and the PBY Catalina, was founded here. Ryan Aeronautical, home of Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, was located here, and North Island Naval Air Station is the home of naval aviation. Much of that knowledge is captured and conveyed through the Museum, a major institution unique to the region and one of the preeminent aviation museums in the nation.

The cost to visit the Museum is for retired military and seniors is $15.  Active duty military get in free.  There is adequate free parking in front of the Museum and there is food available at the Alaskan Airlines Grill.

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Conference: A Salute To Bob Hope at the Port of San Diego

Statues of Bob Hope entertaining troops.

Bob Hope Memorial in San Diego.

 

Things to do: A great free landmark is the “National Salute To Bob Hope and the Military” located near the Port of San Diego.

The stunning exhibit features bronze statues of Hope entertaining 15 figures representing all branches of the military in a shaded area immediately across the water from the USS Midway.

Equally stunning in an adjacent area is the giant-sized figures of a sailor and a nurse kissing in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II.

Also nearby is plenty of free parking and  a very nice and reasonable seafood restaurant.

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DINFOS Alumni Day set of Aug, 6

Alumni Day set for Aug. 6, 2014

As the Defense Information School continues to observe its 50th year, Commandant Col. Jeremy Martin has announced “DINFOS Alumni Day,” set for Wednesday Aug. 6.

The schoolhouse will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for classroom visits and tours of the under-construction expansion of the main campus.

Visiting alumni will be feted at a pot-luck luncheon and will also have the opportunity to participate in Defense Media Activity’s hometown news program. They’ll also be asked to go on-camera for the Broadcast and Maintenance Department’s alumni video production.   A special graduate seminar kicks off at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, or to RSVP for this special day, please phone (301) 677-2173 and leave word with CC Keith Oliver or Provost Mike Gannon that you are inbound!

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DMA job openings

Defense Media Activity, (Production Component), is looking for an Audiovisual Production Specialist, GS-1071-12. The Job Opportunity Announcement (DMA-14-1172780-B) opens on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, and closes on Wednesday, August 6, 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 the following website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/376310700

Defense Media Activity, (Production Component/Air Force Production Directorate), is looking for a Visual Information Specialist, GS-1084-11. The Job Opportunity Announcement (DMA-14-1172715-B) opens on Thursday, July 24, 2014, and closes on Tuesday, August 5, 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 the following website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/376436700

Defense Media Activity, (Production Component), is looking for a Deputy Director, Production Component, GS-1001-14. The Job Opportunity Announcement (DMA-14-1173389-B) opens on Monday, July 28, 2014, and closes on Monday, August 11, 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 the following website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/376669700

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