Category: Afghanistan

The Female Veteran

The Female Veteran Unique Service and Needs By Micaila Britto As you walk down the streets of your town every day, you see her there – a woman who might be attired as a business manager, health care worker, or any number of other skilled professionals. You think that she probably is someone’s mother, daughter, sister,…

PTSD

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: More Than Just Anxiety By Micaila Britto You hear a noise, which takes you back to a time and place you would prefer to forget. Or you have been in a horrific accident or witnessed one, and the memory will not go away. You have been involved some way in a bombing, which…

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

 Celebrating Hispanic Heritage  By Sabrina Messenger    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month which is observed each year from September 15 through October 15, I will be offering several in-depth interviews from some of our members of WMA who are of Hispanic/Latina descent. But first a bit of background information on Hispanics in the United…

The History of Operation Caring Friends

Operation Caring Friends (OCF) was started in 2002 as a way to send our servicemen and women “a taste of home”.  Its main focus has been to take care of those who get little or no support from home.Mary and Jeff Merritt first started this venture a few boxes at a time when few were…

Marines Won’t Let Women in the Infantry Until at Least 2015

By Dan Lamothe Marine Corps Times Staff writer The Marine Corps won’t allow women to serve in the infantry until at least 2015, according to a new plan outlining how the service will conform to a landmark Pentagon decision allowing female troops into ground combat units. Each of the services and U.S. Special Operations Command…

Michigan Marine Helps RCT

By Sgt Ned Johnson CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan— Before a deployment, Marines train with their units, establish relationships and build camaraderie. But one Marine prepared for her deployment with one unit, but was transferred to a different unit once she arrived here. Cpl. Sasha Savage, a supply noncommissioned officer with Regimental Combat Team 7, deployed with…

Our Marines, Memorial Day and Beyond

The reasons for joining the Marine Corps is unique to each Marine. Their love of family, Country, and Corps culminated with each making the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. The rolls read clearly of honor, courage and dedication. Major Megan McClung, Capt Jennifer Harris, Sgt Jeannette Winters, Cpl Jennifer Parcell, Cpl Ramona Valdez, LCpl’s…

Women Marines Association 27th Biennial Convention and Professional Development Conference

Event:   Women Marines Association 27th Biennial Convention and Professional Development ConferenceWhen:  August 31 – September 4th 2012 Where:  Hyatt Regency Penn’s Station, Philadelphia, PA Press Release For Immediate Action Press Release For Immediate Action Since 1918, American women have answered their country’s call to serve. We have served proudly with distinction and honor; each generation…