FY 2023 CIAP – MCMC Far East
Web site issues
FY 2023 CIAP Kicks Off
Save the Date!
Next Board of Governors Meeting
MCDSA Mugs & Steins
“We hold these truths to be self-evident…”
the BADGE
Memorial Day 2022
The passing of GySgt. Pitts
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2022
Dec
3

FY 2023 CIAP – MCMC Far East

The MCMC Far East is the second of the five scheduled regional competitions in the Marine Corps Marksmanship Competitions (MCMC) line-up. (All of the competitions are coordinated and facilitated by the Marine Corps Shooting Team.) The Far East competition is scheduled to take place 05 – 16 December 2022, with live-fire training days scheduled 05 – 15 December, and the Awards ceremony slated for 16 December 2022. Registration is no later than (NLT) 04 December 2022, with the hosting unit being the Formal Marksmanship Training Center, Marine Corps Installations (MCI) Pacific aboard Camp Hansen, Okinawa.

Note: The two-week training package is detailed in our post entitled FY 2023 CIAP Kicks Off

2022
Nov
11

Web site issues

As some of you noticed during the past week to ten days marinedsa.org has been up, down, and sometimes simply non-responsive.  This was due to a hacker attack that caused marinedsa.org and five other related sites to be infected with a Bot.

It required a good deal of effort to first remove the Bot, and secondly to repair the damage that it caused.

However, we are back up, and running.  We now have new firewalls that hopefully will prevent another infection.

2022
Oct
22

FY 2023 CIAP Kicks Off

Fiscal Year 2023 Competition-In-Arms Program (CIAP) for the Marine Corps kicks off this coming week, and will work its way across five regions over the course of the next five months ultimately culminating with the Marine Corps Championships to be held in the Spring of 2023.

The National Capital Region (NCR) is the first of those five regional competitions, all of which are coordinated and facilitated by the Marine Corps Shooting Team. The National Capital Region competition is scheduled 23 October – 04 November 2022, and will be hosted by WTBn, Quantico, with the Awards ceremony slated for 04 November 2022.

Each of the five regions is to receive ten training days over a two-week period. MARADMIN 441/22 describes the two-week training package as follows:

Week one: history of the CIAP, classroom instruction, firing positions, dry fire, zero establishment, instruction on advanced pistol and rifle positions, dynamic target engagement, and individual marksmanship practice.

Week two: individual competition with rifle and pistol, team competition, annual rifle and pistol qualification, and awards ceremony.

As outlined in the MARADMIN, the Marine Corps Marksmanship Competitions (MCMCs) enhance “…a Marine’s lethality on the battlefield via advanced marksmanship training and competition in support of the Commandant’s guidance to develop warriors with physical and mental toughness, tenacity, initiative, and aggressiveness to innovate, adapt, and win in a rapidly changing operating environment. The MCMC provides an opportunity to refine the fundamental skills that make a Marine lethal on the battlefield and able to deliver lethal force in a dynamic environment in accordance with the Marine Corps Rifle Marksmanship Lethality Capabilities-Based Assessment.”

Look for updates in December, January, February and March as we track the CIAP dates for each of the following additional regions: Far East, Pacific, West, and East.

2022
Sep
30

Save the Date!

NO FOOLIN’ — OUR 2023 MCDSA REUNION/COOKOUT IS CURRENTLY SLATED TO BE HELD ON 01 APRIL 2023 AT RANDY ALLEN’S HOUSE NEAR LAKE ANNA IN UNIONVILLE, VIRGINIA.

…HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

(NOTE: The timing and location of our next Reunion/Cookout is in alignment with the current schedule for the Marine Corps Marksmanship Championships to be held at WTBn, Quantico, VA from 28 March – 07 April 2023.)

More details will be provided following the 10 December 2022 Board of Governors’ meeting.

2022
Aug
13

Next Board of Governors Meeting

Our next Board of Governors (BOG) Meeting is scheduled for 10 December 2022. If any MCDSA member has something which they would like the Board to address or discuss at that time, we need to hear from you. Contact information for members of our Board can be found by clicking on “About Us” (at the top of your screen), and then selecting “Board of Governors” from the drop-down menu.

You can also connect with us by using the form found on the “Contact Us” link, or by mailing correspondence to our Post Office Box (address listed on the “Contact Us” page of our website).

2022
Jul
10

MCDSA Mugs & Steins

MCDSA Coffee Mug
MCDSA Stein

Our grateful thanks to MCDSA member Dan Scott who personally covered the cost of the artwork used for the MCDSA Coffee Mugs and Steins which sold like hotcakes at our 2022 Reunion. If you would like to buy an MCDSA Coffee Mug or Stein, please head over to “Fraternal Items” (listed in the drop-down menu under the “Merchandise” tab at the top of your screen). Once you are on the “Fraternal Items” page, please scroll down to the bottom of that page, and learn how you can order one (or some)!

2022
Jun
20

the BADGE

While a hard copy of the BADGE (newsletter) was recently mailed out to our members, it is also available online by going to the menu at the top of this website, and clicking on “the BADGE Newsletter.” The page you are taken to has a link which you will click on to open a new window containing a scanned copy of our 9-page, most-recent newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading over the newsletter and that members will take advantage of the opportunity to contribute to our future newsletters — it is yet another way to stay in touch and to further build our bonds with one another.

2022
May
29

The passing of GySgt. Pitts

GySgt. Sherman E. “Gene” Pitts (Distinguished Pistol Shot – 1979) passed away on Monday, 23 May 2022.  His funeral will be held at the Sarasota National Cemetery on 10 June 2022.  A Celebration of Life to honor Gene will be held immediately following the funeral at the Sahib Shriners Event Center in Sarasota.

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