For many years, MCA&F has provided the honor graduate of each Basic School company with an award to recognize their excellent performance in a demanding course. The association wanted to name an award after a Lieutenant who epitomized the courage and leadership expected of all Lieutenants.

Marines take care of their own. It’s part of the unwavering tradition that defines the Marine Corps legacy.

Do you have a great story from your time in the Corps that will give our readers a good chuckle? Maybe it’s a boot camp tale or a good old sea story that will have us in stitches? We would love to hear your stories and possibly feature them in a new department in Leatherneck Magazine. Click here...

Here is an interesting article from The National Interest with a perspective on what makes Marines particularly dangerous to our foes. The author leads with the Marine Rifleman as his first choice! Read it here .

Competitive insurance plans are available to all MCA&F members through the MCA&F Group Benefits Program and offers several coverage types . . .

If you would like to get your company involved in sponsoring an upcoming MCA&F event, please contact LeeAnn Mitchell at 703-640-0169 or email her at . It’s a great way to get your company noticed!

EVERY membership includes ONLINE access to BOTH Leatherneck and Marine Corps Gazette as an EXTRA membership benefit!

Call us at 866-622-1775 or email us at when your rank, mailing address or email address change so we can keep your profile current.

Go with Military History Tours on the 70th anniversary tours of the battles of Saipan, Tinian, Guam and Peleliu. Each tour has reasonable and optional pre and post tours available to China, South Korea, Japan or Vietnam. Visit their website here for their schedule and details.

The Marine Corps Tribute Bike, built by a father and his friends as a tribute to his fallen son, is on display at the National Museum of the Marine Corps through May 30, 2014.