Category: Women Marines Association

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,…