USMC

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 […]

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 […]