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Discipline of WR’s in the 40’s

FREE A MARINE TO FIGHT: Women Marines in World War II by Colonel Mary V Stremlow, USMCR (Ret)   Discipline of WR’s in the 40’s As early as November 1942, Headquarters wisely considered a disciplinary plan for the Women’s Reserve. The other services were no help since the WAACs still served with the Army but […]

The Face of Veteran Homelessness

The Face of Veteran Homelessness

By Jamie DePaola It’s not easy for anyone to look in the mirror and proclaim, “I’m ignorant!”  Recently, I have discovered that’s exactly how I have been with regard to the homeless; in particular, homeless veterans. This newsflash to my own face, came about after welcoming a sister Marine to my Area and learning about […]

Lela Leibrand (1891-1977) US Marine Corps

Lela Leibrand (1891-1977) US Marine Corps

Lela Leibrand (1891-1977) US Marine Corps By: Tracy Crow In 1977, the same year World War I Marine Corps veteran Lela Leibrand, perhaps better known as the mother of dancer and actress Ginger Rogers, was buried, I joined the Marines and began a career in public affairs, writing press releases for civilian media and articles […]

WMA Area 1 News

AREA 1 NEWS! By Jamie DePaola It has been a very busy few months in Area 1 since the 2016 Convention as we’ve been preparing for the Inaugural Connecticut Veterans Day Patriot Race in November. The WMA is co-hosting the event with the American Legion, the VFW, and the DAV.  When all is said and […]

What it Means to Be a Woman in the Military

Jamie DePaola, WMA National Board Member, Area 1 Director participated in the panel discussion, “What it means to be a woman in the military” Jamie B. DePaola Served January 1975 to February 1999, both active duty and reserve in the 01 Administrative MOS and retired as a Battalion Sergeant Major for 6th MT, 4th FSSG. Other […]

Renewal Time

A Time for Renewal A Shared message from the 2nd Vice President By Tracy Crow WMA 2nd Vice President As a writer, I have a tendency toward viewing life as a series of unfolding metaphors. Nothing happens by coincidence, and the magic and beauty of synchronicity leave me breathless at least once a day. Most […]

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 […]