Category: Values

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…

PFC Audrey Huntshorse

Molly Marine Award Recognition Essay Essay by PFC Huntsman “Recruit Huntshorse report to Senior Drill Instructor SSgt Chavez as ordered.” Hearing my name echoed down the squad bay was nothing too out of the ordinary, when I reported in to learn that I had been chosen as platoon 4029’s Molly Marine, was astonishing. I was…

Women Marines Association CA-3 San Francisco Bay Area

CA-3 – Greater San Francisco Bay Area Greetings from the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. In January, CA-3 celebrated the New Year at a meeting hosted by CA-3 members Susan Johnston and Nell Marie Forsey. At the meeting hosted by CA-3 Vice President and Treasurer Kathy Wright in February, we celebrated the Anniversary of the…

10th INF Battalion ~ Classification Platoon

Women Marines ~ 10th INF Battalion ~ Classification Platoon  Honor ~ Courage ~ Commitment My Story by PFC. Phyllis Silva-Keith (H.D. 1958) October 2017 In the 1940’s, when, Col. Julia Hamblet, USMCR, penned: “Once a Marine…Always a Marine…Then, now and always,” little did I know, all these years later, that I would still be living…

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…

PFC Ashe L. Rodriguez

Molly Marine Platoon 4016 Private First Class Ashe L. Rodriguez   John F. Kennedy once said: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”. Choosing to be a Marine is my way of giving back to my family, my friends, and more importantly my country. Therefore,…

Lakota Woman Warrior

Lakota Woman Warrior By: Brenda White Bull “‘Lakota Woman Warrior,’ a title I hold to the highest standards. As I look in the mirror, I give myself permission to feel very proud. I not only see my own image, but I see glimpses of my ancestors’ blood running through my veins. I come from a…