Welcome to our revised MCA Member update newsletter. The new format is designed to provide you information in a more concise and streamlined manner. Included in the shortened newsletter are links to additional content and information we think you’ll be interested in. As always, let us know your reaction to the new format and feel free to offer your suggestions and opinions on the content and design.
On April 26th we will unveil our new websites for MCA, Leatherneck, Marine Corps Gazette and The Marine Corps Association Foundation. The sites will have new feature sections, improved search capabilities, with better organization and layout that will make navigation easier. In particular, I want to point out that each of the sites will increase interactivity to make it easier for members to provide input on subjects of interest. As we get our new sites up and running in April, look for changes to our E-Commerce website, www.marineshop.net.
On April 7th General James T. Conway hosted a dinner at Marine Barracks Washington in honor of the MCA. It was a wonderful evening and one the MCA staff will not soon forget. Thank you General and Mrs. Conway for making time in your busy schedules to host a wonderful evening for the MCA Staff and Board members. General Conway will be the guest speaker for the 7th Annual MCAF C4 Awards Dinner honoring the professional achievements of the Corps’ top performing C4 Marines from 2009.
The Marine Corps and the City of Boston will celebrate Marine Week, 3 to 9 May. The Marine Corps Association Foundation (MCAF) will participate in Marine Week by hosting two luncheons. On 5 May we host the Marine Corps Luncheon and General Officers Panel Discussion at the Taj Hotel. On 6 May we will hold the Boston Marine Week Luncheon featuring LtGen Joe Dunford, Commanding General I MEF, as our guest speaker. He will be followed by a Forum on Afghanistan – Past, Present, & Future.
On May 13th the MCAF will sponsor the Combat Development Dinner at Quantico. The guest speaker will be BGen Larry Nicholson who has just returned from Afghanistan where he served as the commander of 2nd MEB.
For a complete listing of MCAF events, Marine Week Boston Forum speakers, and registration information, visit the website. While these events are enjoyable and entertaining, they also present some great networking opportunities. It’s a wonderful way to stay connected to the Corps and connect with Marine friends.
Thanks for your support and please let me hear from you. You can do that by emailing MCA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Of Interest to Marines
Question: Fun with code… Fun with critters… Fun with antique but still cool Marine Gear! Unscramble the code below to come up with the designators for three pieces of USMC utility equipment.
Our Code to bemuse you: M57614121M5M
Our three-part question to confound you (Each character is only used once):
Be the first to send the correct answer to email@example.com and we will send you an MCA Commemorative Coin.
Please include your name and address so we can send you your prize.!
Here’s our trivia question from the March 2010 edition of MCA Today:
Remember that EVERY membership / subscription option includes ONLINE access to BOTH Leatherneck and Marine Corps Gazette at no extra charge!
We Invite You to Visit Each magazine’s website TODAY.
Need a chuckle? Check out the Leatherneck Laughs feature on Leatherneck’s website:
Marine Corps Gazette
Have you seen the latest controversy under discussion at the Gazette Forum? Weigh in with your own opinion in the discussions currently under way this month!
This Month in Marine Corps History
The operation’s objective was to seize Okinawa in the Ryukyu island chain only 340 miles from mainland Japan to serve as a base for sustained air operations against mainland Japan. One of the costliest battles of the war, the allies suffered over 50,000 casualties while the Japanese lost over 100,000 troops and another 100,000 civilians before the island was secured.
Check out the unique pictures and combat action footage of the Battle of Okinawa courtesy of Leatherneck Magazine’s Okinawa Photo Gallery: http://www.mca-marines.org/leatherneck/okinawa.asp
From the Photo Archives
MCAF is The Marine Corps Associations 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which enables our members and supporters the ability to make tax-deductible donations in support of programs for Marines like the MCAF Awards and Professional Events Programs and the Unit Library Program.
Here are our upcoming April / May 2010 professional events highlighted for you below. We hope you will attend and bring a friend!
For more details visit the MCAF website!
Thanks to our MCAF Sponsors for Supporting Marines!The Marine Corps Association Foundation welcomes corporate support for our programs and invites potential sponsors to contact LeeAnn Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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