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Moving Forward

Moving Forward 100 years and Counting By Rhonda Amtower What a fabulous celebration we experienced at our recent Biennial Convention and Professional Development Symposium as we commemorated 100 years of women’s service in the Marine Corps.  We turned the corner on a historic and successful 100 year run as women in the Corps. During the […]

2018 WMA Convention Courtesy Resolutions

2018 COURTESY RESOLUTIONS WHEREAS THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS HAVE CONTRIBUTED SIGNIFICANTLY TO THE WOMEN MARINES ASSOCIATION (WMA) AND THE 30TH BIENNIAL WMA CONVENTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SYMPOSIUM; AND WHEREAS THE 2018 CONVENTION IS DEDICATED TO THE WOMEN MARINES’ 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND TO ALL WOMEN WHO HAVE SERVED IN THIS LEGACY; NOW, THEREFORE, BE […]

WMA Area 1 News

The Women Marines Association Area 1 News Submitted by Jamie DePaola   What a great time we had at the National Convention in Washington, D.C. to celebrate 100 years of women in the Corps!  We had over 30 hard – charger Marines representing all six chapters from Area 1. Most were new to WMA so […]

Peg Brady WWII Marine

A 97-year-old Syracuse woman remembers her time in the U.S. Marines: ‘I just loved it’ One of the first female Marines looks back at the job she loved By Marnie Eisenstadt meisenstadt@syracuse.com         Liverpool, N.Y. — The moment that changed Peg Bandy’s life was 80 years ago. But she remembers it like it […]

Bea Arthur, US Marine

Bea Arthur, US Marine   BY: Kali Martin April 12, 2018 Bernice Frankel’s Official Military Personnel File reveals a Golden Girl’s WWII service history. Before she took to Broadway stages and became a beloved Golden Girl, Bernice Frankel, better known today as Bea Arthur, joined thousands of other women paving the way for women in the […]

Newton Marine Honored

Newton Marine honored for making handler history 100th anniversary of women in the U.S. Marine Corps celebrated By P.M. Brannock Newton Daily News The United States had a banner year in 1918: An influenza epidemic swept the nation, World War I ended and for the first time since Congress ordered the formation of the United […]

Thin Line of Tradition

The Thin Line of Tradition The traditions of the Marine Corps, its history, its flags, its uniforms, its insignia—the Marine Corps way of doing things—make the Corps what it is [and set it distinctively apart from other military organizations and services]. These traditions give the Marine Corps its flavor, and are the reason why the […]