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American Legion Riders Plan Ride to Remember Gene Kessler

As the road captain of American Legion Riders (ALR) Post 283, Gene Kessler planned out the route the riders would take each time they rode together through the rolling hills of Central Ohio. Gene was born [...]

Charity Navigator Highlights NMCRS In Their List of 10 Highly-Rated Charities Supporting Wounded Soldiers

Don’t miss this! Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent charity evaluator, named NMCRS in their list of 10 highly-rated charities supporting wounded soldiers, their families, and the families of fallen heroes. #PurpleHeartDay http://bit.ly/2OgeGIQ [...]

Visiting Nurse Sandy Thompson Comes from a Long Line of Helpers

Every time she calls a client, Sandy Thompson casts aside all judgment. “I put as much comfort as I can into my voice,” she explains. “I don’t judge. I try to put people at ease.” As [...]

Even a Nurse Needs Help from a Nurse Sometimes: VN Coaches Navy Nurse through Breastfeeding

No matter your rank or profession, being a first-time mom can be challenging. Lt. Hannah Steele is a US Navy pediatric nurse at the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center located on Naval Station Great [...]

From Architect to NMCRS Director and Never Looking Back

If a real estate appraisal class in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1990 hadn’t been canceled, Kathy Phillips would not be celebrating 20 years of service with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. “I’d been a military spouse [...]

Donor Michael Eckert Breaks Pull-Ups Record to Raise Money For NMCRS

It began when Michael Eckert’s dad, Frank—a former US Army captain—built a pull-up bar in their backyard in Winter Park, Florida when Michael was 10 years old. “I got pretty good at pull-ups,” Michael recalled. “And [...]

“Always stand ready” VADM Edward Travers and His Legacy of Service

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 41 years, [...]

Aimee Mensinger Steps Into New Role As Director At NMCRS Ventura

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, I contemplated [...]

MCAS Yuma Girl Scout Troop 254 Donates to NMCRS

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 Scout Troop [...]

Are You A Gamer?

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,” he says [...]

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