Author: WomenMarines

Story about a Woman Marine

My maternal grandmother’s little sister, Ruth, joined the Marines during World War II to perform clerical duty. I believe this was before the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve was established. Ruth grew up with her older sister, Betty, and Bob, the oldest of the siblings, in the Mount Washington section of Pittsburgh during the Great Depression.…

Marine Traditions Passed On

By Judith Gifford As Marine veterans, my husband and I were thrilled this week to be headed to MCRD, San Diego to see our newest Marines graduate from boot camp. We’d had the pleasure of returning to MCRD, Parris Island two years ago for a base tour and graduation ceremony. It had been nearly 30…

Lessons Learned in Today’s Military

http://tinyurl.com/2855puu Lt. Col. Diana Staneszewski is a Western woman who communicates with Afghans in their native tongue, bridging the language barrier and gaining the trust of the locals she encounters on patrol. Job/Position Title: Communications Officer/ AFPAK Hand assigned in Regional Command South to the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team in support of the 411th Civil Affairs…

M-249 SAW Training

Photo by LCpl John M. Raufmann LCpl Celia Davis, 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit Marine Corps integrated maintenance management systems clerk and Lee’s Summit, Mo., native, reassembles a weapon during an M-249 squad automatic weapon class aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sep. 10, 2010. The M-249 SAW class was designed to reeducate the MEU command element Marines…

Pepperell Marine teaches martial arts in Guatemala

By Cpl. Alicia R. Giron, Correspondent Posted: 09/24/2010 07:32:49 AM EDT PUERTO SANTO TOMAS DE CASTILLA NAVAL BASE, Guatemala – As sweat drips down their faces, Guatemalan Marines keep their eyes and ears open, ready to learn the next Marine Corps martial-arts technique. For six days, U.S. Marines from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Continuing Promise…