Former Aviation Maintenance Officer and Her Mom Contribute to Society

After she graduated from college in 1980 with a degree in physical education and health, Jan Wiley couldn’t find a teaching job. “I thought, my Dad was in the Navy and he seemed to have a [...]

Volunteering Leads to Employment

A PATH TO EMPLOYMENT – like many military spouses, Alessia Rossi Molina faces the challenge of continued employment each time she and her active duty husband are transferred to a new duty station. Volunteering with NMCRS [...]

Celebrating Service: Wes Schmidt on the Navy, the Society, and Retirement

He was fresh out of the Naval Academy in 1972 when Ensign Schmidt stepped onto the USS Fairfax County (LST-1193). And got a lesson he never forgot. “The real wake up call,” he says, “was when [...]

James Drummond Joins Society as Senior Loan Administrator

Growing up in Flint, Michigan, James Drummond saw the U.S. Marine Corps as a means to a better life. Stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico, James found his calling ensuring Marines were paid accurately and on [...]

Youngest NMCRS Director Still Brings Extensive Experience to Iwakuni Office

At 23, Reba Martin may be the youngest NMCRS director, but she brings serious knowledge and experience to her new role leading NMCRS Iwakuni. Reba and her husband, now a Sergeant in the Marine Corps, recently [...]

Sharon Zacharias Rises to the Challenge of Cross Service Cases at Unique NMCRS Office

Life moved fast for Sharon Zacharias after she and her husband got married. He was in flight school in Meridian, Mississippi and his commanding officer’s wife encouraged Sharon to attend a week-long training sponsored by the [...]

Shopping at NMCRS Thrift Shop Led to Volunteering for Tricia Clark

Tricia Clark was simply shopping for clothes and things her family needed when she saw volunteers working there needed a hand. “So I started volunteering,” she said. “I loved being around other people who wanted to [...]

Brenda Norwood Came to the Society for a Raffle, but Stayed to Help Others

A pair of tennis shoes, a warm-up jacket, a book about Navy wives, and a duffel bag brought Brenda Norwood into the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society office in Millington, Tennessee for the first time in 2009. [...]

Felix Navarro Provides Continuity and a Kind Word at Pearl Harbor Office

When Felix Navarro left the Marine Corps after performing administrative duties for six years, he shifted smoothly into working as a loan administrator for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society in the Pearl Harbor office. “I wanted [...]

Visiting Nurse Tricia Otts Believes in Providing Consistency to Her Clients

Tricia Otts was sitting in her office at a home health agency when an email appeared on her computer screen. “It was a photo of a combat veteran with prosthetics on both legs and a story [...]

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