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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 […]

Female Marine Officer Leaves Lasting Legacy

Female Marine Officer Leaves Lasting Legacy Almost a decade has past since the death of U.S. Marine Maj. Megan M. McClung but her legacy continues to grow with every year since her passing in 2006. By: Amy Forsythe Bureau Chief at AFN Pacific in Guam The phone call came on an average Wednesday to the […]

My Marine Corps Marathon Journey

By Deb Drummond A week ago, I ran the 40th Marine Corps Marathon, my first. I’d pretty much given up running when I got out of the Corps in 1980 because I didn’t have to anymore. Then 3 years ago after being divorced, I signed up for a half marathon, unsure at age 57 if […]

PFC Haley Hughes

Molly Marine Platoon 4021 Private First Class Haley B. Hughes                   Upholding the core values of honor, courage and commitment by doing what is right in the face of fear, morally and legally, having integrity and taking responsibility for all actions while holding others accountable is what makes a Molly Marine. By putting the […]

Sarah Frost – Trailblazer

Sarah Frost WWII Marine Trailblazer By Michelle Weaver           My mother was the first trailblazing woman I ever knew. In 1967 she joined the Army and was a secretary for General Westmoreland in the Pentagon during the Vietnam war and in 1973, when I was two, she was the first woman accepted for officer candidate […]