Castine Candle Company creates the finest hand poured candles with the cleanest burn on the planet.
Our fragrances will not only be loved in your home, you will become enchanted. Our candles become a
part of the memories of your life.
We bring a higher level of commitment to the term “made in the USA” and while it is not the inexpensive route, it is the right one. All of our suppliers are manufacturers from the USA such that when you select a Castine Candle, you authentically support the American way of life. This simple choice affects communities and families from Maine to the midland.
All of our products have been engineered to provide you the best burn in the traditional method of craftsmanship as was engaged by our forefathers hundreds of years ago. We pride ourselves on our made in Maine tradition of excellence.
We have achieved this standard by developing a recipe that is a combination of exceptional ingredients. We start with the highest grade paraffin wax with all of the impurities removed to which we add all natural & authentic fragrances. We use one of our nation’s top blending houses with complexly developed scents to match the pallets of ALL candle lovers.
We invite you to discover the Castine difference for yourself and become a part of our family of candle
lovers who seek only the best.
Deadline: 1 September - 31 January
The Gen. Robert E. Hogaboom Leadership Writing Contest honors the essay that is the most original in its approach to the various aspects of leadership. Authors should not simply reiterate the 11 Principles of Leadership or the 14 Leadership Traits of an NCO addressed in the Guidebook for Marines. Authors must be willing to take an honest, realistic look at what leadership, either positive or negative, means to them and then articulate ways and methods of being an effective leader of Marines.
The contest is named for Gen Robert E. Hogaboom, USMC(Ret), who served the Corps for 34 years. Upon graduating from the Naval Academy in 1925, Gen Hogaboom saw service in Cuba, Nicaragua, and China. Following action in a number of key Pacific battles in World War II, he later served first as assistant division commander, then division commander, 1st Marine Division in Korea 1954–55. Gen Hogaboom retired in 1959 as a lieutenant general while serving as the Chief of Staff, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, and was subsequently advanced to the rank of general.
- The contest is open to all Marines on active duty and to members of the Marine Corps Reserve.
- Electronically submitted entries are preferred.
- Attach the entry as a file and send to [email protected].
- A cover page should be included identifying the manuscript as a Hogaboom Leadership Writing Contest entry and include the title of the essay and the author’s name.
- Repeat title on the first page, but author’s name should not appear anywhere but on the cover page.
- Manuscripts are acceptable, but please include a disk in Microsoft Word format with the manuscript.
- Multiple entries are allowed; however, only one entry will receive an award.
- The Marine Corps Gazette Editorial Panel will evaluate and select the winning essay.
- All entrants will be notified about the outcome of the their entry.
Send entries to: [email protected]
$3,000 and an engraved plaque for first place;
$1,500 and an engraved plaque for second place;
$500 for honorable mention.