Category: Female Engagement Teams

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…

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…

Female Engagement Team platoon commander speaks about the FET mission in Afghanistan

First Lieutenant Quincy Washa, platoon commander for the Female Engagement Team with Regimental Combat Team 1, speaks about the challenges, triumphs, and goals for her team in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The FET comprises female Marines from California-based units, and travels throughout the province to interact with Afghan men, women, and children. These Marines are responsible…