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MCM 2016: Captain Brett Pierson Celebrates Birthday and Retirement with First Marathon
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 24 August 2016 - 0 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Next year Captain Brett Pierson, who graduated from the Naval Academy in 1987, will retire from the Navy after 30 years of commissioned service. He has flown all over the [...]

MCM 2016: Cryptological Technician Luke Cincotta Runs to Keep Fit
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 21 August 2016 - 0 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso After working for five years as a special education teacher, Luke Cincotta needed a change. “Special ed is a hard job,” he explained. “I got burned out. I still love [...]

New Director of NMCRS MCRD San Diego Brings Passion for Serving Military Families
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 21 August 2016 - 0 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Although she was in graduate school pursuing her master’s degree in public administration, Arlette Plascencia Mendoza figured when her youngest child started preschool in 2009 that she had a few [...]

Secondhand Uniforms Keep Sailors and Marines Looking Smart for Less Cash
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 17 August 2016 - 2 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Without the proper uniform, a service member cannot report for duty. Even with the most meticulous care, a pair of cammies or a set of service dress blues might not [...]

MCM 2016: Samirah Abdul-Fattah Runs to Support Military Families in the Face of Divisive Rhetoric
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 16 August 2016 - 0 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso By day, Samirah Abdul-Fattah works for a domestic violence prevention coalition. At night, she takes a shift in emergency room admissions at a hospital in Trenton, New Jersey. Then on [...]

New Director of NMCRS New River Now Knows Marine Corps Lifestyle By Heart
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 14 August 2016 - 0 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso When Casie Flippin married her high school sweetheart two weeks after graduating from college she was confident she would master the Marine Corps lifestyle—no problem. Then the newly-married couple moved [...]

Marine Corps Marathon 2016: Navy Dive Doctor Runs for Community and Society
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 09 August 2016 - 0 Comments

During his first assignment as a Navy physician, in Yokosuka, Japan, Stephen Fischer was surprised to realize how tough it was for enlisted families to make ends meet. “Especially in a place like Japan [...]

Award-Winning Volunteer Becomes Director of NMCRS Portsmouth
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 07 August 2016 - 0 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso A native of Iceland, Thorunn Bitterman lived there and was studying business administration when she met her husband, who was stationed in Iceland with the U.S. Navy. They fell in [...]

Retired Officers Support Society through USAA Mutual Fund Accounts
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 26 July 2016 - 0 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso “Even though I’d been a Marine for a long time, I really didn’t have an appreciation for what the Society did until I went to work for them,” said retired [...]

Retna Shaw Fulfills Vocational Dream as Director of NMCRS Miramar
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 24 July 2016 - 0 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Buoyed by the confidence that the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society placed in her, Retna Shaw decided while volunteering at her very first NMCRS office—Sigonella, in Sicily—that she never wanted to [...]

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