Reconnect with the Corps
Established during 1991, as the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Louisville, Inc., with the limited mission of providing support of Marine Corps recruiting efforts through publicity and appropriate incentive programs, a need was subsequently identified during 2007 to restructure, so as to expand the outreach while promoting a fully integrated and unified presence of the Marine Corps throughout Kentucky. Serving as a non-intrusive catalyst for the coordination of various activities related to Marine Corps active duty, reserve and veteran entities throughout Kentucky, the restructured Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky, Inc. (MCCCK) has endeavored to provide administrative, logistical and financial support when requested and appropriate.
To this end, the MCCCK has been incorporated as a tax exempt (
Comprised primarily of Marine Corps veterans, who have enjoyed success in their professional lives and believe that the foundation for such was built during their years in the Corps, the MCCCK offers an opportunity to reconnect with those of similar experience, who want to share with others what the Corps has given to them.
We hope that you will take time to explore this site and learn more about our mission. If you believe as we do, that the Marine Corps has played a significant role in the personal and professional success you have enjoyed in life and would like to participate in this regionalized national group effort to sustain and enhance the traditions and excellence of our beloved Corps, we invite you to consider making an enduring commitment in support of our mission. It is truly a testament to the spirit and patriotism of Kentuckians that an organization such as ours, dedicated to the perpetuation and support of the United States Marine Corps and its various elements among us, continue to thrive and grow as we face new and emerging threats to our national security and the freedom of our citizens.
- Statue Honors Fallen Marine 2013
Louisville, Kentucky; May 20, 2013: In a prelude to Memorial Day, Marines from the Louisville area gathered together to honor the memory of a fallen comrade, whose body was never recovered during the Vietnam War, through the formal presentation of a life size sculpted bust modeled from a boot camp photograph.
- LAFC "Patriot Award" 2013
Louisville, Kentucky; May 17, 2013: Staff Sergeant Douglas Sholl, USMC, Staff Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville, Louisville Substation, Louisville, Kentucky, was honored with a Louisville Armed Forces Committee (LAFC) "Patriot Award" during its annual Armed Forces Day dinner at the Galt House Hotel and Suites (Archibald Cochran Room).
- 43rd Higgins Memorial Mess Night 2013
Lexington, Kentucky; April 27, 2013: With the words "I find this beef to be tasty and fit for human consumption," Marine officer candidates, active duty Marines and Marine Corps veterans, as well as some special guests, once again came together to enjoy a delicious prime rib dinner at the Crowne Plaza Lexington (The Campbell House) in celebration of the 43rd renewal of the Colonel William R. "Rich" Higgins Memorial Mess Night, hosted by the Officer Selection Station (OSS) Cincinnati and OSS Lexington, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville (MCRSL).
- Honors to Fourth Commandant 2012
Stanford, Kentucky: November 10, 2012: Each year on the Birthday of the Marine Corps (November 10), the graves of all Commandants of the Marine Corps and Sergeants Major of the Marine Corps are decorated by Marines, at the direction of the sitting Commandant of the Marine Corps.
- 237th USMC Anniversary Celebrations 2012
Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky; November 9-10, 2012: Marines throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky gathered together to commemorate the 237th anniversary of the founding of the United States Marine Corps. The traditions and customs of the Marine Corps in many ways define the Corps and set it apart from other military organizations.