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Marine Corps Women’s Reserve Band 75th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrating 75th Anniversary of Marine Corps Women’s Reserve Band by Master Sgt. Amanda Simmons At 2 p.m., March 11, 2018, the United States Marine Band will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve (MCWR) Band during a concert at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va. The […]

WR’s Separation

WR’s Separated  Headquarters Directive Writes End After Nearly Three Years at MCB By PFC. Paul E. Bragdon With few exceptions, all WR’s at MCB will be off this compound by next Wednesday, a bulletin from Marine Corps Headquarters, Washington, revealed this week, in a sweeping move which came as a surprise to most Base observers. […]

Back to Civilian Life 1946

Marine Corps Chevron, Volume 5, Number 8, 7 March 1946 Guide to Reconversion: Magazine Offers Practical Advice to WR’s WR’s expecting discharge In the near future may find the following excerpts of special value as a guide to post-service employment. “Job News,” a bulletin prepared by the Jobs and Future Department of “Mademoiselle,” New York […]

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 […]

High Heeled Boots

High Heeled Boots

High Heeled Boots Leatherneck Magazine Volume 45, Issue 2 Feb 1962 Author:  Clay Barrow   There are several striking differences between the Women Marines’ boot camp and the men’s ONE OF THE most widely circulated football stories relates that once when Knute Rockne’s “Fighting Irish” were trailing, he stayed out of the locker room throughout […]

Women Marines Tackle the NY Jets

Women Marines Tackle the NY Jets

The Women Marines Association Tackle the New York Jets! by Jamie DePaola and StacyAnn Castro Another Win for Women Marines! A team from the WMA Area 1 Marines scored big with the New York Jets! The Women Marines Association had the honor of being selected to participate in the Taste of The Jets event in […]