Defense Media Activity, (Defense Visual Information), is looking for a Visual Information Specialist, GS-1084-14. The Job Opportunity Announcement (DMA-13-894562-B) opened on Monday, May 20, 2013 and closes on Thursday, May 30, 2013. This announcement is open to United States Citizens and Status Candidates. For your convenience, the JOA is located at the following website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/343860000
The nominations period for the reelection of officers and two vacant Director positions for the United States Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association ended at 1700 May 15, 2013. All incumbent officer positions faced no opposition and were automatically nominated for one year terms.
There were two nominations for the two vacant Director positions thus precluding the necessity for an absentee ballot. The two nominees for two year directorships were:
Tom Kerr, Life Member and former USMCCCA Treasurer.
Cal Openshaw, Life Member, who is currently filling the unexpired term of Bill Hauptfleisch, who was elected President last year.
The USMCCCA Board of Directors have unanimously approved this slate for consideration at the Annual Business Meeting, July 25 at Andrews AFB, MD.
Book by Tom Graves
Joe Rosenthal Chapter member, Tom Graves talks about his interviews of Nisei Veterans, their battles against wartime suspicion and racism, and overcoming them with their courage and patriotism.
Tuesday • June 11, 2013 • 6:00 pm
Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco
Registration at 5:30 pm | Program at 6:00 pm
TWICE HEROES: America’s Nisei Veterans of WWII and Korea, tells the story of true American heroes, up to now, a piece of history known to few of their countrymen.
Through his interviews and professional portraits, author and photographer Tom Graves shares the experiences of Japanese American veterans before, during and after World War II.
At first denigrated and mistrusted, the Nisei veterans, now in their 80s and 90s, earned the praise of a nation, and ultimately, a Congressional Gold Medal, America’s highest civilian honor. The Congressional Gold Medal comes to San Francisco on June 29 for display at the de Young Museum until August 4, 2013.
In the panic following the December 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, the Nisei, American citizens, were prohibited from joining the U.S. armed forces, and along with their families, many faced forced incarceration in bleak internment camps.
They took up the fight for their country, for civil liberties, for the freedom of their families and recognition for themselves as full American citizens. Along the way, they became the most decorated military unit in United States history, fought their own civil rights battle, championed Hawaii statehood and acceptance of Asian Americans into our society.
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Defense Media Activity, (Broadcasting) is looking for a Personnel Operations Specialist, GS-0341-12. The Job Opportunity Announcement (DMA-13-889722-MP) opened on Friday, May 10, 2013 and closes on Monday, May 27, 2013. This announcement is open to Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles). For your convenience, the JOA is located at the following website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/343372600
Most of us who served in Korea or the Korean-era remember the story of the famous horse that transported gear to the front lines. SSgt. Reckless will be honored at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 26 with the dedication of a memorial at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. There will be a pre-show at 12:45. CCs attending our conference are invited to stay over to see the dedication ceremony. The event is one of several commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War.
Don and Ann Coleman in the hospitality suite at the 2012 USMCCCA Conference in San Diego.
Barbara Ann Huskey Coleman or Ann, as she was called by everyone, was a vivacious, wise-cracking, loving wife, mother, grandmother, auntie, and friend. She loved to cook, sew, and do just about any kind of craft. She was involved in the Beta Sigma Phi organization for most of her adult life. She was also a member of the Fallon Elks Lodge where she raised record funds for charity which helped battered and neglected children. She worked for and retired from the Bank of America after 47 years. She began as a 17-year-old proof clerk and worked he way up to Senior Auditor and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She was also a patriot, giving talks on the history of the American flag and how to properly display it. She carried American Flag Pins to give to anyone who was not wearing one.
She was born in Jennings, LA but moved to Oceanside, CA when she was a young girl. There she grew up on the beach with her mom and dad and three sisters. Ann graduated from Oceanside/Carlsbad High School in 1953. After marriage, she lived all over the world including Guam and Japan. She spent her retirement years in Desert Hot Springs, CA and then the last 11 years of her life in Fallon, NV where she passed away on May 10, 2013
She is survived by her loving husband Donald Coleman, her three children Elwood Chase, Michael Chase, and Lori Holley, her eight grandchildren Karlen Chase, John Chase, Cole Chase, Meagan Newsome, Lauren Alex Chase, Devynn Holley, Radim Chase, Olinka Machova and her 6 great-grandchildren Hannah Chase, Warren Chase, Yasmin Chase, Linda Chase, Elska Machova, Julinka Machova, Violka Machova and her sister Shirley Turpin.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father Merle and Charles Huskey, Sister Charlyn Miller, Sister Stella Jones, and son David Coleman.
Services will be at 11 a.m., on June 1, at the Gardens Funeral Home, 2949 Austin Highway, Fallon, NV. After the services which will include the Elks Memorial Ceremony, we will adjourn to the Elks Lodge, 93 West Center Street, Fallon for a celebration of her life.
If you wish to make a donation in her name you can either give to the USMCCCA Foundation or to Barbara Ann Coleman, from the Fallon Elks Lodge #2239, member number No.1111 to Elks National Foundation, Programs Department, 2750 N. Lakeview Avenue, Chicago, Il 60614.
My roommate Ann and Love of my Live for 42 years, died in her sleep, Friday morning, May 10.
I have made arrangements for services at 11 a.m., on June 1, at the Gardens Funeral Home, 2949 Austin Highway, Fallon, Nevada.
After the services which will include the Elks Memorial Ceremony, we will adjourn to the Elks Lodge, 93 West Center Street, Fallon for a celebration of her life.
A full obituary will follow.
Should you wish to pay tribute to her, please don’t send flowers of any kind. She didn’t like cut flowers unless I picked them from my flower bed. She did on occasion get some potted pants that she really liked, however, she always said she’d wind up killing them, and I had to take care of them (happily).
Instead of flowers, Anyone can make a donation to the USMCCCA Foundation in her name, Ann Coleman.
Thank you all for your prayers and condolences.
— Don Coleman
Defense Media Activity, (Broadcasting) is looking for a Supervisory Broadcast Operations Specialist, GS-1001-14. The Job Opportunity Announcement (DMA-13-886743-MP) opened on Tuesday, May 07, 2013 and closes on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. This announcement is open to Current DMA employees ONLY. For your convenience, the JOA is located at the following website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/343143200
Nominations will close at the end of working hours on Wednesday, May 15 for the four one-year term officer positions and three available two-year Director positions on the Association Board of Directors.
Each of the current officers of the Board has agreed to serve for one more year. If no more than two nominations are received for the three vacant Director positions and there are no additional candidates for the officer positions, the requirement for an absentee ballot is waived.
Nominations may be made to CCHQ by regular or electronic mail. Nominees must be members of the Association and may be nominated by any regular or associate member of the Association. Nominees should be contacted and asked if they would be willing to serve the two year term. Those elected should be willing to attend the annual meeting and all schedule board meetings.
Defense Media Activity, (DINFOS) is looking for a VCOMM Training Instructor, GS-1712-11. The Job Opportunity Announcement (DMA-13-881742-MP) opened on Thursday, May 2, 2013 and closes on Monday, May 13, 2013. This announcement is open to Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles). For your convenience, the JOA is located at the following website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/342828300
Defense Media Activity, (DINFOS) is looking for a Training Instructor (PAD) GS-1712-11. The Job Opportunity Announcement (DMA-13-881697-MP) opened on Thursday, April 25, 2013 and closes on Monday, May 06, 2013. This announcement is open to Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles). For your convenience, the JOA is located at the following website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/342417100
Tabloid Format Newspaper
Magazine Format Publication
Pass in Review
Newsletter Format Publication
Outstanding Flagship Publication
Personality Feature Article
Cpl Bryan Nygaard Marines
“Illinois Corpsman works with Combat Engineers, proves his worth in Garmsir”
SSgt Mark Fayloga Marines
“Goodbye ‘Birth Control Glasses’”
Cpl Reece Lodder
“Faces of Transition”
Cpl Reece Lodder
“Operation Shahem Tofan: Afghan Border Police, Marines extend reach toward Helmand border”
Outstanding Initiative in New Media
Marine Corps Production
30 Days of Pinspiration: The USMC and Pinterest
Marine Corps Production
Television Sports Report
Sgt Todd Hunter Marines
Marine Week Flag Football”
Reece and Krissy Lodder with daughter, Rylea Pearl.
Reece and Krissy Lodder became parents to Rylea Pearl this month.
Naturally, the multiple Merit and Thomas Jefferson Award winner captured the day in photos you can view on his blog.