Tag: women Marines

WWII Camp Lejeune Training

Marine Corps Women Reserves Training Camp Lejeune FREE A MARINE TO FIGHT: Women Marines in World War II by Colonel Mary V Stremlow, USMCR (Ret)   Planners originally thought to use existing Navy resources and facilities for all MCWR recruiting and training, but Marines soon saw the advantage of having their own schools. It wasn’t…

What it Means to Be a Woman in the Military

Jamie DePaola, WMA National Board Member, Area 1 Director participated in the panel discussion, “What it means to be a woman in the military” Jamie B. DePaola Served January 1975 to February 1999, both active duty and reserve in the 01 Administrative MOS and retired as a Battalion Sergeant Major for 6th MT, 4th FSSG. Other…

First Women Marines

First Women Marines By Ansley Wegner Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2007 Camp Lejeune prides itself as the home of the Montford Point Marines, the Corps’ first black enlistees, and the first large unit of female Marines, known as the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve. The first female Marines, 305 in number, enlisted in…

The Women Marines Association 2016- 2018 Board

We are pleased to announce the new Board of Directors for the Women Marines Association (WMA). This is such a rich pool of talent that WMA will be reaching new levels in the next two years. These officers will be install in July in Portland, OR., at the Installation Banquet surrounded with family, friends, WMA Members…

WMA Chapter Clippings

WMA Arizona and California Chapter Clippings AZ-1 Arizona Roadrunner   On February 11, 2016, Bettie (Pruden) Lerdall made a special visit to Southern California to spend time with Beatrice Ruth “BJ” (Zimmerman) Strong, her bunk mate from recruiting training in 1943. Their friendship, forged during their initial Marine Corps training, has lasted more than 70…

Female Marine Officer Leaves Lasting Legacy

Female Marine Officer Leaves Lasting Legacy Almost a decade has past since the death of U.S. Marine Maj. Megan M. McClung but her legacy continues to grow with every year since her passing in 2006. By: Amy Forsythe Bureau Chief at AFN Pacific in Guam The phone call came on an average Wednesday to the…

PFC Allison Drane

Molly Marine Platoon 4026 November Company Private First Class Allison M. Drane            Someone without fail keeps a positive attitude and a mindset that drives through the toughest of challenges is someone who carries the title Molly Marine. Most know what Molly Marine is, but few know the impact she has on her peers. Her…