Marine One – Helen Wilbur

Originally posted on Women @ Word:
Montezuma Red. Elizabeth Arden created the color for a line of cosmetics on request of the US Marine Corps for the women’s reserve unit during World War II. After all, if women were going to be in the Marines and wear the Marine uniform with red piping on the cap…

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Awards

Colonel Julia Hamblet Award to Jim Moran   JIM MORAN lives in Yorkshire, England with his wife and daughter.  Jim has had a forty-year-long career as a civil engineering surveyor working on major highway and airbase construction projects, both in the UK and overseas. Jim has studied the history of the United States Marine Corps,…

WMA Donates to VMAQ Prowler Monument

Women Marines Association Makes Donation Members from several chapters of the Women Marines Association met on 13 April 2019, in Jacksonville, NC., to make a check presentation for the VMAQ Foundation. This donation of $2,500 will support the building of this monument and give recognition to our Marines who served in Prowler units. This monument…

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Announces 2019 Awards

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Announces 2019 Awards for Outstanding Portrayals of Marine Corps in Media, Art, Literature and Scholarly Research Triangle, Va. (April 17, 2019) – The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the Foundation’s 2019 Annual Awards. Eighteen honorees were selected amongst the greatest number of entries received since the awards program…

March in Honor of Our Fallen

NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE Monday, 27 May 2019 2 – 5 p.m. Honor Our Fallen Heroes & Experience a Day to Remember The Women Marines Association is seeking her members and our fellow women Marines to participate in the National Memorial Day Parade.

Brigadier General Lorna Mahlock

Brigadier General Lorna Mahlock First African American Female General in the Marine Corps Celebrating Black History Month Brigadier General Lorna Mahlock is the Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) and the Deputy Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Marine Corps.  Prior to her current assignment, she served as Deputy Director,…

Annabelle and Joe

Annabelle Weiss – The Heart and Soul of a Marine Don’t let Annabelle Weiss’s petite stature fool you. Inside this delicate 90-year-old is the heart and soul of a Marine. Almost 70 years after the end of World War II, the pride she bears from serving in the U.S. Marine Corps is still strong.

From the Desk of the President

From the Office of the President 76th Anniversary Greeting                                                                                                                        February 2019 As we commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the establishment of the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve on 13 Feb 1943, we cannot deny the importance of that date to our proud heritage of women’s service in the Corps. Women have earned the title “Marine”…

First female Marine from U.P. Of MI.

First female Marine from U.P. recalls service to country BY: DEBORAH PRESCOTT ESCANABA — Stevie Severson is a patriot, and was determined at a young age to enlist into the armed forces straight out of high school. She would have to wait, prove her identity, and convince her parents to approve her enlistment before she…