- Marine Excellence Awards Program- MCAF provided over 10,600 Marines with awards in 2011, more than any other organization or individual in the world
- Single Marine Conference - We helped support this annual event coordinated by MCCS
- Wounded Marines:
-provided the first ever Wounded Marine of the Year Awards
-provided a battlefield study at Gettysburg fo 50 Marines and their designated caregivers.
-provided nearly 30 laptops to wounded Marines for brain train and communication assistance. Thanks to HP and Panasonic for providing over two thirds of these.
-provided over 400 copies of Leatherneck and Gazette to wounded Marines in the U.S. each month
-helped a wounded Marine get tickets to the Presidential Inauguration that he requested from us
-Supporting other event programs that benefit wounded Marines.
- Recruit Depots - We're providing a copy of Leatherneck to every recruit; anticipating over 40,000 copies of Leatherneck to be given out in 2012.
- Commander's Professional Library Grants Program - We're providing books for units' professional libraries, as requested with over 271 libraries distributed in 2011 alone.
Where Your Support is Going
MCAF News and Announcements
Sergeant David Holloway and Lance Corporal Raymond Thomastamayo received quarterly awards from the Marine Corps Association & Foundation as part of the association’s worldwide effort to recognize outstanding Marines.
PFC Nathan S. Trefethan, from Sacramento, Calif., was recognized with the award at the April 19, 2013 India Company graduation for 3d Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
At The Basic School, Marines are taught to learn from the examples set forth by past leaders. That legacy was permanetly etched for the recent honor grad of TBS's Fox Company and the recipient of the 1stLt Baldomero Lopez Honor Graduate Award.
Marine Security Guard may have been a “B” billet for GySgt Luis Vasquezestrada but it was a role he put his heart into.
This is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation which means that your support may qualify for tax deductions.
Your support will go to fund:
- Marine Excellence Awards Program (We are the LARGEST provider of awards for Marines in the World!)
- Commander's Forum Program (Professional Military Education discussions on operational, cultural and historical topics.)
- Commander's Professional Library Program (Containing the Commandant's Professional Reading List)
- Leatherneck and The Marine Corps Gazette for Wounded Marines
- Other important programs as requested by the Marine Corps
Past MCAF Events
Januaray 27, 2011
Dear Col Keenan,
On behalf of the Marines and Sailors of 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, I would like to thank you for your support in helping us to establish our unity library. We are lucky to have a world class facility, newly constructed by a joint Marine Corps and Special Operations Command MILCON effort. Our Academic Instruction Facility contains a library room complete with book shelves and reading tables, but no books. Without your assistance...
I want to relay my many thanks to everyone at Marine Corps Association and Military Historical Tours for providing me the opportunity to experience such a wonderful trip to Russia. Had I not won this trip through MCA I may have never taken advantage of such fantastic travels. The group, the Russian Tour guide (Oleg Alexandrov) and Charlie Dunn were wonderful companions during the trip. It will be a memory I will cherish all of my remaing days on this earth.
Again, Many thanks and...
My name is Major Bob McCarthy, I am the CO for HQ Btry, 10th Marines.
I want to extend my thanks and appreciation to you and the Association for your assistance in the establishment of our unit library.
My primary MET right now is to "Provide Forces" in support of the MEF, Div, RCT, and sister battalions going forward. We should provide the gaining unit with a flexible, agile, confident Marine capable of executing a variety of tasks - I believe...
To the Men and Women of the Marine Corps Association:
I am MIDN Paul Pham and in less than a month I can say I am a United States Marine. I have worked four years at USC, studying economics and laerning the Marine Corps' way of life. To be presented with this award is an unforgettable experience because to earn this award one must exemplify the Marine Corps traditions.
Thank you for presenting me with the Marine Corps Association Honor Award. I am deeply grateful to be given...
Dear MajGen Usher,
Please allow me to express my deepest thanks and appreciation to you and the members of the Board of Governors of the Marine Corps Association for the recognition and generous gift associated with the 2011 Col Bevan G. Cass Professional Writing Award. It was the utmost honor for me to even be recommended for consideration and I am proud to be associated with Colonel Cass and his contributions both as a Marine and as the first Executive Officer of the MCA. Thank you...
Sir (John Keenan),
I would like to personally thank you and the Marine Corps Association for providing the detachments of Region 5, Marine Corps Embassy Security Group with books through the Marine Corps Association. Passed as a “Best Practice” during our Spring Conference, the detachments have been encouraged to build their professional reading libraries over the past six months. With each visit I realized the value added to each detachment and each Marine as we discussed “Brilliance...