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Remembering a Warrior

By Deb Drummond It’s been more than a month since I ran the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon. The more time that passes, the more surreal it seems…especially given the extraordinary event that it was. As I wrote in my 1 November post, I was blessed to have run 23+ miles of the race with Meagan […]

My Marine Corps Marathon Journey

By Deb Drummond A week ago, I ran the 40th Marine Corps Marathon, my first. I’d pretty much given up running when I got out of the Corps in 1980 because I didn’t have to anymore. Then 3 years ago after being divorced, I signed up for a half marathon, unsure at age 57 if […]

The Best of the Season

Bay State Chapter MA-1 held their annual Christmas party and meeting at the Adams Inn in North Quincy, MA on December 4, 2011 at 1200. Everyone brought in donations for Toys for Tots, our Veteran’s Hospitals, cards for Morgan and donations for the homeless. Our special guest was Lorna Dupouy, Area Director. WWII Marine Ruth […]

Warrior: The Making of A Female Marine

By Amber J. Cabrera “Move your butt, Cabrera!” The drill instructor shouted. Startled, I realized the precarious position I was in. I grabbed a thick, knotted rope hanging from the obstacle course. I held it with both hands, wrapped the end around my left foot and with all of my weight, pressed with my right foot […]

Living History: Quantico docent shares the legacy of women Marines

By Master Sgt. Sal Cardella TRIANGLE, Va. (March 14) — Her still-dazzling baby blue eyes and brilliant smile seemed even brighter as she talked about joining the Marine Corps during World War II. A thick New England accent flavored the quick pace of her speech, emphasizing her point with laughter, sometimes a hushed tone and […]

From Molly Marine to OCS

By 1stLt Catherine Carty, USMC I was born and raised in North Canton, Ohio, which is about an hour south of Cleveland. I am one of seven kids. My dad’s generation was drafted in Vietnam. However, I am the only one from my generation (20 total) in the military. Like many, I decided to join the […]

Commentary: The Few, The Proud, The Women Marines

By:  Parisa Fetherson MCB QUANTICO, Va. — Since women Marines are usually the minority in their section⁄unit, they don’t always get an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie, networking and mentoring with each other that their male counterparts enjoy on a regular basis. The Women Marines Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization comprised of women who […]