Professional Development

The Power Within

The Power Within By Brianna Renner “Hello?” “This is recruit Power.” “Cookie? I love you!” “ I have arrived safely at Parris Island.” “We love you so much!” “Please do not send any food or bulky items to me in the mail.” “Ok. I will write to you every day!” “I will contact you in […]

Portland 2016

Women Marines Association Bridge to the Future The 29th Biennial Women Marines Association (WMA) Convention and Professional Development Conference was held in Portland, OR. The theme, Bridge to the Future, highlighted the host city of Portland, Or., and the great strides women have made in the Corps in the past and our movement forward as […]

The Struggle, The Journey

The Struggle, The Journey Finding a Balance By: Ann Bernard Like many women, my struggles with my weight and self-image issues began at a young age. I was nine years old when I first started to diet and exercise. It didn’t take long before I had developed an eating disorder and found myself undereating and […]

The Women Marines Association 2016- 2018 Board

We are pleased to announce the new Board of Directors for the Women Marines Association (WMA). This is such a rich pool of talent that WMA will be reaching new levels in the next two years. These officers will be install in July in Portland, OR., at the Installation Banquet surrounded with family, friends, WMA Members […]

The Women Marines Association

The Women Marines Association The Service Continues   What Does It Take? Many of our members wonder what it would take to become a member of the Board of Directors, or one of the various committees that support WMA. The answer is simple – a willingness to serve. All of our National Officers are volunteers. […]

Tawanda “Tee” Hanible

A Marine Way of Life It was after a successful tour on recruiting that GySgt Tee Hanible found her calling of working with and empowering youth. Shortly after receiving orders to transfer to Quantico, Virginia she founded the organization Operation Heroes Connect, an organization that partners service members and veterans as full time mentors for at-risk […]

Those Yellow Footprints

Those Yellow Footprints by Lori Howard We stopped abruptly and a slight woman with a wide-brimmed hat pulled down to her eyes came screaming aboard as if she were hijacking the bus. The air brakes could not drown out her words: “Get off my bus! Get off my bus!” We filed out into the steamy […]