First female Marine from U.P. Of MI.

First female Marine from U.P. recalls service to country BY: DEBORAH PRESCOTT ESCANABA — Stevie Severson is a patriot, and was determined at a young age to enlist into the armed forces straight out of high school. She would have to wait, prove her identity, and convince her parents to approve her enlistment before she…

Henderson Hall Birthday Ball

MC Ball Speech for H&S BN 16 Nov 2018  By Rhonda Amtower          Thank you Colonel Couch for inviting me to join you and Sgt Major to the Battalion’s celebration of the 243rd birthday of our Corps.  I am very honored to be here tonight to be among fellow Marines to speak about the Commemoration…

We Tend the Fields

WE TEND THE FIELDS WOMEN IN WARTIME: TRIBUTE TO WOMEN OF WWI 8 NOVEMBER 2018 By Michelle J. Howard In Flanders fields the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row… So starts the popular poem from World War One.  In May 1915, Canadian Doctor John McCrae had lost his friend to an artillery shell. …

102-year-old female WWII Marine

102-year-old female WWII Marine among honorees at Souderton Area High School veterans brunch By Bob Keeler bkeeler@21st-centurymedia.com @bybobkeeler on Twitter Nov 9, 2018 Updated Nov 12, 2018     FRANCONIA — With this being the third year the Interact and Support Our Troops clubs at Souderton Area High School held a get-together with local veterans for Veterans Day,…

100 Years of Women in the Corps

  Celebrating 100 Years of Women in the Corps This year marks the centennial of women serving in the United States Marine Corps. Throughout our history, women have served with courage and distinction in the Corps in defense of our Nation’s freedom.  We recognize and celebrate the many ways that women’s history has become woven…

Supporting the Women Marines Association

The Mission Never Stops It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself…Serve and thou shall be served. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson   The Women Marines Association (WMA) is a non-profit charitable 501(c)3 organization comprised of women who have or are…

WMA National President Birthday Greeting

FROM THE OFFICE OF RHONDA AMTOWER WMA National President 10 November 2018 243rd Birthday Greeting Marines and Loyal Escorts, As we join the celebration of our Corps’ 243rd Birthday we stop to realize that women have been a part of this proud history for 100 years.  Since 1918 when Opha May Johnson became the first…

Historic Leatherneck Drinks

A Toast for the Marine Corps Birthday Historic Leatherneck Drinks By Phillip Greene For as long as humans have engaged in military endeavors, they’ve also been known to bend the old elbow. In fact, the word “libation” is derived from the Greek spondai, which means “treaty.” After all, squeaky peace negotiations often required a little lubricant.…

CMC 243rd Birthday Message

10 November 2018 A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS As we celebrate our 243rd birthday, Marines remain in combat, forward-deployed throughout the world confronting every challenge with courage, loyalty, and faithfulness. Each year on this day, we renew our resolve to be the most ready when the Nation is least ready; we…