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WWII Camp Lejeune Training

Marine Corps Women Reserves Training Camp Lejeune FREE A MARINE TO FIGHT: Women Marines in World War II by Colonel Mary V Stremlow, USMCR (Ret)   Planners originally thought to use existing Navy resources and facilities for all MCWR recruiting and training, but Marines soon saw the advantage of having their own schools. It wasn’t […]

Discipline of WR’s in the 40’s

FREE A MARINE TO FIGHT: Women Marines in World War II by Colonel Mary V Stremlow, USMCR (Ret)   Discipline of WR’s in the 40’s As early as November 1942, Headquarters wisely considered a disciplinary plan for the Women’s Reserve. The other services were no help since the WAACs still served with the Army but […]

The Face of Veteran Homelessness

The Face of Veteran Homelessness

By Jamie DePaola It’s not easy for anyone to look in the mirror and proclaim, “I’m ignorant!”  Recently, I have discovered that’s exactly how I have been with regard to the homeless; in particular, homeless veterans. This newsflash to my own face, came about after welcoming a sister Marine to my Area and learning about […]

Lela Leibrand (1891-1977) US Marine Corps

Lela Leibrand (1891-1977) US Marine Corps

Lela Leibrand (1891-1977) US Marine Corps By: Tracy Crow In 1977, the same year World War I Marine Corps veteran Lela Leibrand, perhaps better known as the mother of dancer and actress Ginger Rogers, was buried, I joined the Marines and began a career in public affairs, writing press releases for civilian media and articles […]

WWII Bernice Trotter

Bernice Trotter USMCWR By Tim Stanley Tulsa World After four years, Bernice Trotter had long since come to terms with the fact that her brother was gone. But as she stood there with her parents, watching his flag-draped casket being unloaded from the train, it felt almost like she was losing him all over again. […]

WMA Area 1 News

AREA 1 NEWS! By Jamie DePaola It has been a very busy few months in Area 1 since the 2016 Convention as we’ve been preparing for the Inaugural Connecticut Veterans Day Patriot Race in November. The WMA is co-hosting the event with the American Legion, the VFW, and the DAV.  When all is said and […]

The Power Within

The Power Within By Brianna Renner “Hello?” “This is recruit Power.” “Cookie? I love you!” “ I have arrived safely at Parris Island.” “We love you so much!” “Please do not send any food or bulky items to me in the mail.” “Ok. I will write to you every day!” “I will contact you in […]