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All In the Family

Generations of Military Service Families carry strong traditions from generation to generation. It may be how they celebrate a holiday. It can be traditional foods from the countries of parents and before. Many celebrate generations of military service. We feature for you here some of those generations with our female Marine families.. From:Cheryl June Auth…

Annette M. Nierenberg Howards, Corporal USMCWR

Submitted by : Jeff Howards Sgt, USMC 1973-1977 Corporal Annette Howards, USMCWR.  She enlisted in 1944 and was discharged in 1946. She was assigned to Air Base Group-2 (ABG-2) first at NAS North Island and then at MCAS El Toro, working in the Tool Crib supporting the mechanics working on F4Us coming back from the…

Meet the WMA Molly Marines

Molly Marines The History of Molly Marine, The Award and Statue In 1943, in the middle of World War II, Marine Technical Sgt. Charles Gresham, a recruiter, needed a way to promote the enlistment of females into the Marine Corps. He decided on a statue of a woman in uniform. Gresham enlisted the help of…

Serving Still Sheroes

A Change in Uniform and Still Serving Many of our Marines once they hung up their military uniform still continued to serve. Join us as we celebrate these special women who are still giving all to keep safe our communities. May they be safe in their work. Stay Safe Marines. Always in our prayers.

Women Marines Association National Statement

WMA stands with the black community and denounces the deaths of black Americans at the hands of law enforcement.   The deaths, and the systemic racism in our society, are American tragedies.  We mourn the loss of George Floyd and keep his family and loved ones on our minds and in our hearts.  While we may…

Career Marines talk life as a dual-serving couple

Military Families Magazine BY: Bianca Strzalkowski The Vanscoyk family in Yuma, Arizona. All photos by Kayla Mattox Photography. Family first, mission always. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Charles Vanscoyk and his wife, Staff Sgt. Alexandra Vanscoyk, are both aviation supply specialists who recently returned to the fleet after completing tours on recruiting duty. The transition has been…

Greetings and Salutations

FROM THE WMA NATIONAL PRESIDENT May 2020 Marines, As we continue to deal with the CDC guidelines of social distancing during the COVID pandemic, I hope that you are all finding ways to reach out to your families as well as your fellow Marine Sisters.  Be assured that WMA National continues to act on your…