Category: Military

The Importance of Belonging to WMA

By: Valerie Johnson When I joined the Women Marine Association, it brought a new form of life to me Valerie Johnson In 1984, something spectacular happened, I became one of the 8% women called the United States Marines. I am the daughter of two very loving parents who expect nothing less except excellence from me.…

WMA Presidential Initiative 2021

In the last quarter of 2021, WMA National President, Rhonda Amtower invited all members to get involved in their communities. Amtower encouraged WMA Chapters and WMA Members at large to help fill food pantries the support our communities in which they live. Many answered the call. VA-3 Hampton Roads chapter led the pack. They collected…

Viva Las Vegas

Exploring Our Las Vegas Convention The excitement is building as we continue to bring you another fantastic convention. The convention team is working hard to assure that your 2022 convention experience is among your top trips this year. On the 29th you can start checking in and then take a minute to say hello at…

WMA – A New Look – UPDATED

As you know WMA has been working on bringing our association a fresh new look. You voiced your opinion and WMA listened. As you can see we changed the red color to reflect our Marine Corps heritage. For our chapters/members that have questions here are a few facts. If you have other questions that are…

WMA REBRANDING EVENT

WMA Rebranding Launch The WMA National Board of Directors recently received a brief and approved the rebranding concept achieved by TOKY our branding partner. We are now excited to invite you to a webinar where we will share with you the finalized results from our rebranding efforts. On Saturday, August 21st at 4 pm ET,…

Riley Compton

Marine, Wife, Olympic Hopeful 1st Lt Riley Compton was raised in Carmel, Indiana and after high school received a softball scholarship to play D1 at George Washington University (GWU). Compton played four years there and graduated with a degree in Political Science. During her freshman year of college she met a Marine Officer Recruiter and…

WMA KY-1’s Marines: Serving from 1950 to 2021

WMA Winning Colors KY-1Submitted by Phoebe Riner  Marjorie Cox and I are KY-1’s oldest and youngest Marines.  Marjorie joined theMarines at the age of 19, during the Korean War, and I joined in 2010 at 33 after being grantedan age waiver.  Tasked with writing about our Marine service for women’s history month, ourstories are more…

Sgt Mary Frances Danaher Griggs WWII USMCWR

By Gary Griggs Mary Danaher was the oldest of 10 and born in St Joseph Mo on April 3, 1923. After High School she had a boyfriend and a good job. But when war broke out she felt someone in her family should represent the family in the war effort and with her brother not old enough she…

Corporal Germaine Laville

Corporal Germaine Laville   Laville lived in Plaquemine, La., graduated from LSU in 1942 with a bachelor’s degree in education and was a member of Chi Omega sorority. The oldest of seven children, she decided to represent her family in the World War II effort by enlisting in the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve in July,…

Kay Reeb – WMA National Chaplain

Kay Reeb has served as the Senior Naval Science Instructor of the NavyJunior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Curtis High School in Staten Island, NY since 2015.She graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and aMaster of Education in Guidance and Counseling and then earned a Master of Divinity…