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What is a profile?

MCA&F profiles are where our members’ basic information is stored including contact information and other information on when and where our members served.  The profile also allows our members to check membership status and renewals, donations that have been made, and event registrations.

How do I create and edit a profile?

From the MCA&F homepage ( click the “Login” link in the top right corner. Beneath the blue “Login” button is the “Don’t have a profile?” link — click and complete the form on the following page.

You will now be logged in to your profile. Please remember your username and password in order to login in the future.

To edit your profile, click the “Login” link to login and then click the “Edit Profile” link on the left side of the screen.

How do I renew my membership?

After logging into your member account, click the “Renew” button under “Membership” on the “My Profile” page. You’ll the have the option to choose from several membership types which are listed by which magazine you would like to receive as a member benefit. Select your desired option and hit the “Checkout” button to purchase your membership.

How do I find my member ID number?

Your membership ID number is available on the label of your print edition magazine cover. You can also call our Member Services Department to get your membership number at 1-866-622-1775.


How do I register for an event?

If you are a member: Log into the MCA&F homepage ( and go to your “My Profile” page. Click on the “Upcoming Events” tab at the top right-hand side of the screen. From here you will see a list of upcoming events. Select “view” for the event you wish to register for and continue through the registration process.

If you are not a member: Click on Events in the top righthand menu. From here you will be able to see a calendar of upcoming events. Click on the register button in the Events box near the top of the page and follow the instructions to register for the event.

Marine Corps Gazette and Leatherneck


How do I subscribe to the Marine Corps Gazette and/or Leatherneck

Our magazines are benefits of your membership with the Marine Corps Association. When you join the MCA&F, you automatically get a subscription to the magazines of your choice. Visit the Membership page to view the membership packages and the magazines available. Click on your desired membership package, login or create a member profile, and follow the prompts to checkout. If you need further assistance, please contact Member Services at or call 1-866-622-1775.

How do I submit an article to Leatherneck and/or Gazette? 

Marine Corps Gazette: Submit articles to Your submission should be double spaced and sent as an attachment through e-mail in either Microsoft Word or text format. Photographs should be attached as TIFF or JPG files. Please include your complete mailing address (preferably home) and telephone numbers (both work and home).

Leatherneck: Please email a short summary of the proposed article to the Leatherneck editor at prior to writing the article. The editor will confirm whether or not the proposed article can be used in an upcoming issue and notify you via email.


How can my company advertise in the Marine Corps Gazette and/or Leatherneck

Visit the advertising page on the MCA&F website for contacts and advertising rates. Our rate cards for the print publications as well as our digital advertising rates are available here. If you have additional questions, please contact LeeAnn Mitchell at or call at 703-640-0169.

How do I search for past articles? 

From the MCA&F website, go to the “Magazines” tab and select either “Leatherneck – Magazine of the Marines” or “The Marine Corps Gazette”. Each webpage will display a search bar in the middle of the page that reads “Search Past Issues”.

How do I obtain back issues of the Marine Corps Gazette and Leatherneck?

To request back issues of the Marine Corps Gazette, please email or call 703-640-0180.

For past issues of Leatherneck, please email or call 703-640-0115.


How To Find Marine Corps Records

How can I get copies or information about my official military records?

Copies or information of official military records may be requested through the National Archives website.

How can I get a copy of my MCRD platoon photo?

For platoon photos taken at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, please call (843) 228-1555.

For platoon photos taken at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, please visit the MCRD Command Museum website.