Category: WMA

PFC Brooke L. Jalbert

Molly Marine Awardee Essay Essay by PFC Brooke L. Jalbert PRIVATE FIRST CLASS BROOKE L. JALBERT PLATOON 4028 I was born and raised in Kansas City. My parents raised me and older sister to be confident and independent. We were given the freedom to make our own life decisions. Growing up, my sister was and…

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 GA-1 Dogwood Chapter

WMA GA-1 – Dogwood of Atlanta Great news, the Georgia Dogwood Chapter of Atlanta (GA-1) is back!! Our chapter has been re-established through the ongoing efforts of our women Marines in the greater Atlanta-area. Our chapter was first organized in December of 1971 and was active for many years. Unfortunately, attendance declined because of logistical…

WMA Orange County Marines

WMA Orange County CA Members-At-Large Orange County CA Members-At-Large Guess who made her first impromptu meeting with the first WMA Chapter she ever belonged to? Yup! President Rhonda LeBrescu-Amtower celebrated our 76th Anniversary with some of CA-5’s remaining members…from the left: Rhonda; Patricia Singer; Sonia Gryske; Eileen Sampson; Ellie Fox; Valorie Lephart; Cheryl Garbett; and…

The Tightrope Project

By: Dayna Wheeler The Tightrope Project offers simple tweeks in our day to day thoughts can dramatically improve the outlook of the individual facing a myriad of emotional issues from self esteem to addiction and beyond. My passion for helping those with PTSD comes from my own experience with not only PTSD but poorly managed…

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…

Women Marines Association CA-2 San Diego County

Reprinted from ‘Nouncements CA-2 – San Diego County February 9th was the luncheon for the 76th Anniversary of the USMC Women’s Reserves. Members of CA-2 joined CA-7 to celebrate the anniversary. A lovely luncheon was followed by a message from our National President, Rhonda Amtower and a presentation on Sgt Reckless, a hero who served…

Active Duty and IRA Contributions

By Wendy Woodward As a servicemember, can I contribute to an IRA? Answer: You may contribute to an IRA if you’re a member of the armed forces. The rules that apply to servicemembers regarding IRA contributions and distributions generally are the same rules that apply to civilians. You’re allowed to contribute up to $5,500 to…