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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 […]

Free A Man to Fight

Marine Corps Women Reserve Marine Base San Diego  1943-1946   By Rick Huenefeld and Barbara McCurtis   ‘Free a Man to Fight’ – the  call to arms in  February 1943 when the Women’s Reserve (WR) of the United States Marine Corps was activated.  The first WR reported to Marine Corps Base (MCB) San Diego 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 […]

Biking Across America

Biking Across America BY: Kristi Black Today, we are pleased to announce that one month from now, Kevin and I will start out on a new adventure! It really hasn’t hit us yet because we are still in Ecuador, and will be here until the end of April. It is true though, and ready or not, it’s […]

Helen Laukes 1923 – 2016

Helen H. Laukes WMA Past National President Helen H. Laukes, WMA Past National President (1988-1992) was born on December 4, 1923 in Evanston, Illinois to Marie and Anthony Hamen. She passed away on 1 February at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL. Helen worked for Illinois Bell until she enlisted in the United States […]