Category: USMC

All In the Family

Generations of Military Service Families carry strong traditions from generation to generation. It may be how they celebrate a holiday. It can be traditional foods from the countries of parents and before. Many celebrate generations of military service. We feature for you here some of those generations with our female Marine families.. From:Cheryl June Auth…

Annette M. Nierenberg Howards, Corporal USMCWR

Submitted by : Jeff Howards Sgt, USMC 1973-1977 Corporal Annette Howards, USMCWR.  She enlisted in 1944 and was discharged in 1946. She was assigned to Air Base Group-2 (ABG-2) first at NAS North Island and then at MCAS El Toro, working in the Tool Crib supporting the mechanics working on F4Us coming back from the…

Career Marines talk life as a dual-serving couple

Military Families Magazine BY: Bianca Strzalkowski The Vanscoyk family in Yuma, Arizona. All photos by Kayla Mattox Photography. Family first, mission always. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Charles Vanscoyk and his wife, Staff Sgt. Alexandra Vanscoyk, are both aviation supply specialists who recently returned to the fleet after completing tours on recruiting duty. The transition has been…

WMA 2020 Convention Cancellation

CANCELLATION of the 2020 WMA Convention and Professional Development Symposium After due consideration of the current pandemic situation, the decision has been made to CANCEL the 2020 WMA Convention and Professional Development Symposium scheduled 3 – 7 September 2020 IN OMAHA NEBRASKA. This decision is based on the COVID-19 pandemic due to concerns for the…

WMA and Covid-19

A Message From the WMA National President Marines, In these uncertain times, we understand the angst and worry many of our members and their families are going through.  Here in Virginia, my husband and I have self-quarantined at home and fortunately, we are not symptomatic and are firm in our belief that we will come…