Category: Women Marines Association

By ‘Popular Demand’…an interview with Virginia Bueno.

By ‘Popular Demand’…an interview with Virginia Bueno.   By Sabrina M Messenger During the summer of 2013, the question was put forth to members of the Women Marines association, “If you could ask one of our women Marines about her life, who would you ask and what would you want to know?” The name that…

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

 Celebrating Hispanic Heritage  By Sabrina Messenger    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month which is observed each year from September 15 through October 15, I will be offering several in-depth interviews from some of our members of WMA who are of Hispanic/Latina descent. But first a bit of background information on Hispanics in the United…

Sergeant Major Grace Carle

Grace Carle  Sergeant Major of the Women Marines By Sharon Tutt It became a customary tradition for some women Marines to include in their nightly bedtime routine a chant for a particular hard charging Devil Dog’s name as inspiration.  She was the last Sergeant Major of the Women Marines, one of the oldest Women Marine…

The History of Operation Caring Friends

Operation Caring Friends (OCF) was started in 2002 as a way to send our servicemen and women “a taste of home”.  Its main focus has been to take care of those who get little or no support from home.Mary and Jeff Merritt first started this venture a few boxes at a time when few were…

WMA CA-3 Greater San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay Members Welcome WMA President By Kathy Wright Reproduced from WMA ‘Nouncements* Chapter Clippings This has been an eventful quarter for CA-3. We were honored, privileged, and delighted to have our National President, Betty Moseley Brown, as our guest of honor at our monthly meeting on 18 May. This event was hosted by Barbara Naas and…

Marine Corps WWI 100% Girls

By Sabrina Messenger Who were the 100% Girls of World War One?      Nowadays, you see a lot of percentage numbers thrown around by either the media or political activists. Some recent examples? Occupy Wall Street slogan: “We are the 99 %”. A recent Presidential candidate spoke of people whom he labeled as the…

The History of the Women Marines Association

In the upcoming weeks we will go over the history of the Women Marines Association. The book was compiled by the WMA National Historian, Nancy Wilt in honor of the 50th anniversary of our Association in Denver in 2010. We start with a greeting written by Col Julia Hamblet Greeting from Colonel Julia E. Hamblet,…