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“Always stand ready” VADM Edward Travers and His Legacy of Service
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 16 July 2018 - 0 Comments

It was in the chaos of World War II when a young man from a tiny town – Mounds, Ill., population: 800 – enlisted in the Navy. Edward Travers was just 17.For the next [...]

Aimee Mensinger Steps Into New Role As Director At NMCRS Ventura
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 09 July 2018 - 0 Comments

A mother of five, Aimee Mensinger was always an active volunteer in her children’s schools. “I love teaching, and when I thought about what I wanted to do when I went back to work, [...]

MCAS Yuma Girl Scout Troop 254 Donates to NMCRS
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 20 June 2018 - 0 Comments

It’s not always easy for military kids to find community when they move. But when families PCS to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona, girls know they can find a home with Girl [...]

Are You A Gamer?
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 14 June 2018 - 0 Comments

He didn’t know it, but Bill Webb’s connection with the military was informing his support for the Society from the very beginning, even though he never served. “Flat feet – they didn’t want me,” [...]

A Bodybuilding Hero leaves a Legacy for Fellow Sailors and Marines
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 04 June 2018 - 0 Comments

He was a Sailor, a veteran, an entrepreneur, and a legend in the world of bodybuilding. And now, a generous benefactor of the Society. Joe Gold, the founder of the world-famous Gold’s Gym and [...]

Join Us in Wishing Nina Lohr-Valdez the Very Best as She Gets Ready to Retire!
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 29 May 2018 - 0 Comments

On June 4, 2018, Nina Lohr-Valdez is giving herself a generous birthday present—the opportunity to begin a new chapter of her life. After being part of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society for decades—first as [...]

Chris Garra Joins the Society as a Staff Accountant
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 23 May 2018 - 0 Comments

During his junior year of high school, Chris Garra enrolled in an accounting class. “It was accounting in its simplest form,” he recalled. “In accounting, everything is black and white. You are discovering where [...]

Marine Kayaks Around Florida in 61 Days to Benefit NMCRS
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 21 May 2018 - 0 Comments

On May 9, 2018 former Marine Esteban Blyar pulled his kayak ashore at Fort Clinch State Park, completing his circumnavigation of Florida in just 61 days, faster than anyone else who has made the [...]

Marine Gets Into the Ring for Society
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 18 May 2018 - 0 Comments

On November 11, to commemorate Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom (known as Veterans Day in the United States), Born Fearless Boxing and former Special Air Service (SAS) Sergeant Phil Campion presented Remembrance Rumble [...]

National Nurses Week 2018: CCA Client Profile, Charlie Poole
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 11 May 2018 - 0 Comments

From the Revolutionary War to the current conflict in the Middle East, Charlie Poole’s family has fought in every major American war. Charlie is 10th generation military. He remembers when he was seven years [...]

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