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 (IRS 501 (c)(3), charitable organization, with a well defined statewide mission of (a) supporting Marine Corps activities, (b) assisting individual Marines with quality of life issues through humanitarian assistance, (c) propagating Marine Corps values of honor, courage, and commitment, through visible leadership, and (d) providing guidance to individual Marines transitioning from active duty to civilian life.

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.

Latest Events:

Bassett Tribute Supports IMSFF 2013
Kentucky Marines Honor Ted Bassett Through $60,000 Challenge Grant To Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

Lexington, Kentucky; November 8, 2013: At the conclusion of the annual Kentucky Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast at the Thoroughbred Club of America (Keeneland), Mr. James E. (Ted) Bassett III, Chairman, Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK), was almost rendered speechless, but not quite, as he was presented with a $30,000 check payable to the Semper Fi Fund, representing donations from Kentucky Marines, as a tribute to his longstanding service and leadership within the statewide Marine Corps community and support of the Marine Corps nationally.

238th USMC Anniversary Celebrations 2013
Marine Corps Birthday Celebrations 2013 Unique and Varied Throughout Kentucky
Louisville, Lexington, Fort Knox, Kentucky; November 8 - 11, 2013:  Marines throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky celebrated the 238th anniversary of the founding of the United States Marine Corps, with a traditional Kentucky bourbon breakfast, formal balls, and a nursing home cake cutting ceremony, all of which focused on and reinforced the guidance offered to us by MajGen John A. Lejeune, USMC, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Lost Medals of WWII Marine Returned to Family 2013
LOST MEDALS OF WORLD WAR II MARINE RETURNED TO FAMILY DURING KENTUCKY STATE CAPITOL ROTUNDA CEREMONY

Frankfort, Kentucky; August 29, 2013: Among the statuary shadows of great Kentuckians within the rotunda of the Kentucky State Capitol, the World War II medals, rank insignia, uniform accoutrements, and other items reflective of a career of great accomplishment, both as a Marine and as a civilian, were returned to the family of the late LtCol Roy H. Owsley, USMC (Ret) by Todd Hollenbach, IV., Kentucky State Treasurer.

Patriots Peace Memorial Enshrinement 2013
Louisville Marine Enshrined Memorial Day 2013 Patriots Peace Memorial

Louisville, Kentucky; May 27, 2013:  Each year on Memorial Day, military personnel with Kentucly connections, who have died in the line of duty but not as a result of hostile enemy actions, are remembered during ceremonies at the Patriots Peace Memorial (PPM), located on the banks of the Ohio River.   Memorialized this year was Sgt Cory A. Adkins, USMC of Louisville, Kentucky.

Statue Honors Fallen Marine 2013
Florida Sculptor Honors Memory of Fallen Kentucky Marine Comrade with Statue Presentation to Family

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.