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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 […]

Queen City Marines “Down on the Farm”

Queen City Marines “Down on the Farm”

  A Day of Volunteering One of the newest chapters in the Women Marines Association Queen City, NC-4 located in the Charlotte, NC area has been very busy. On 29 April they found themselves wielding a variety of new implements. From post hole diggers to shovels to drills they got the job done. Shining Hope […]

Women Marines Association Area 1

The Building of WMA Area 1 The foundation of the Women Marines Association (WMA) are her members. Our chapters are the mainstay that keep our members always connected. Area 1 consists of CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT, Europe, Middle East and Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia, Canada. […]

Col Julia E. Hamblet

Col Julia E. Hamblet

Col Julia E. Hamblet 1916 – 2017 By Mary Ann Merritt The Marine Corps is saddened by the loss of one of their iconic Marines. Called to her final duty station, Col Julia Hamblet will now guard the gates as she waits the arrival of our warriors. Her service changed the Corps as she fought […]

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 […]