Tag: women Marines

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…

PFC Janice L. Gilger

Molly Marine Platoon 4020 Private First Class Janice L. Gilger   Heart and courage are what make the difference from being average and great here at recruit training. Heart is what keeps you in the fight, makes you push past your limits and keep you striving for perfection. Courage is what gets a recruit to…

PFC Ashe L. Rodriguez

Molly Marine Platoon 4016 Private First Class Ashe L. Rodriguez   John F. Kennedy once said: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”. Choosing to be a Marine is my way of giving back to my family, my friends, and more importantly my country. Therefore,…

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…

Women Marine Rifle Qualification in 1978

Women Marine Rifle Qualification in 1978 By Corrina Martell Several years before women recruits began qualifying on the M16A1 rifle in Marine Corps boot camp, many women Marines were already qualifying on the M16A1 rifle in the fleet. In late November and early December of 1978, I was part of a detail of about 50 women…

An Affair With Image Development

By Marine Cpl Sabrina (Williams) Messenger On the surface, I didn’t appear to be different from my peers. However, while most of them were content to simply meet Mr. Right, fall in love, and become wives and mothers, I knew I wanted something different. Something really special! Well the day came when I, too, fell…