Category: Women Marines Association

The New Women Marines Association Interim Board

By Rhonda Amtower I am proud to work together with our new 2020-2021 Board of Directors (BOD). Despite the convention cancellation, the outgoing and incoming BODs met yesterday, 5 Sept to conduct the business of WMA. During the outgoing BOD meeting, we closed out final business of this BOD to include the presentation of the…

WINIFRED BAER HODGIN

WWII USMCWR By: Jon D, Hodgin  She was born Winifred Baer on a dairy farm near the small town of Callicoon, New York on August 13, 1922.  She graduated high school and then attended Albany State Teacher’s College, where she obtained a degree in education at the age of 19.  She taught high school for…

Marine Corps Women Reserves Camp Lejeune 1944

A Pictorial Yearbook These photos are from the Camp Lejeune Women Marines yearbook from 1944. The book belonged to Margaret Guntle Shelton. Known affectionately as Marge she was a charter member of OR-3. Debra Barker said Marge was well read and didn’t hesitate to give her opinion on issues she felt strongly about. Marge, it…

Annette M. Nierenberg Howards, Corporal USMCWR

Submitted by : Jeff Howards Sgt, USMC 1973-1977 Corporal Annette Howards, USMCWR.  She enlisted in 1944 and was discharged in 1946. She was assigned to Air Base Group-2 (ABG-2) first at NAS North Island and then at MCAS El Toro, working in the Tool Crib supporting the mechanics working on F4Us coming back from the…

WMA 2020 Convention Cancellation

CANCELLATION of the 2020 WMA Convention and Professional Development Symposium After due consideration of the current pandemic situation, the decision has been made to CANCEL the 2020 WMA Convention and Professional Development Symposium scheduled 3 – 7 September 2020 IN OMAHA NEBRASKA. This decision is based on the COVID-19 pandemic due to concerns for the…

WMA and Covid-19

A Message From the WMA National President Marines, In these uncertain times, we understand the angst and worry many of our members and their families are going through.  Here in Virginia, my husband and I have self-quarantined at home and fortunately, we are not symptomatic and are firm in our belief that we will come…

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…