veterans

Opha May Johnson Project

Opha May Johnson Project In 1918, Opha May Johnson was the first of 300 plus women who showed up to take one of billets left open as our men went to war. She even typed up her own enlistment contract and had to have her husbands permission to join our beloved Corps. She opened the […]

10th INF Battalion ~ Classification Platoon

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 […]

A Friendship Remembered

Remembering Col Julia Hamblet by Rhonda Amtower   It is with a heavy heart but with much pride and respect I write these farewell words to honor the memory of Colonel Julia E. Hamblet.  I had the distinct honor and privilege in getting to know her the last couple of years as we both lived […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet Molly Marine

Meet Molly Marine 9 October 2015 Molly Marine LA-1 cordially invites you to pay a visit to the Big Easy (New Orleans, LA) where you will have the pleasure of meeting a picturesque beauty: the original Molly Marine. She proudly stands on the corner of Canal Street and Elk Place– the first statue of a […]

The Women Marines Association

The Women Marines Association The Service Continues   What Does It Take? Many of our members wonder what it would take to become a member of the Board of Directors, or one of the various committees that support WMA. The answer is simple – a willingness to serve. All of our National Officers are volunteers. […]