Legacy Matters

Former Marine Kayaks Around Florida in 61 Days to Benefit NMCRS

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 journey. Not [...]

Former Marine Gets Into the Ring for Society

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 2, a [...]

National Nurses Week 2018: CCA Client Profile, Charlie Poole

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 old being [...]

National Nurses Week 2018: Sonya Dillard Enjoys Seeing Her Clients Grow

With four years of service in the Marine Corps, 23 years as a nurse, and 32 years as a military spouse, Sonya Dillard brings abundant credibility to each encounter with her clients. She also communicates her [...]

National Nurses Week 2018: Patty Kotora Returns to High School

When Patty Kotora graduated from West Morris Central High School in Chester, New Jersey in 1992, she would never have guessed that she’d be invited back in 2018 to tell students about her work as a [...]

National Nurses Week 2018: Celebrating 30 Years of Caring, Carolyn Burton Society Visiting Nurse

Over the past 30 years Carolyn Burton has worked as a visiting nurse for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, her compassion remains constant, but some of the circumstances have changed. “I see clients from all age [...]

National Nurses Week 2018: From Extrovert to Introvert, Major Sean Miller tells his story

When Sean Miller joined the Marine Corps, he had three goals: to test himself, fight on the front lines, and be a role model and leader for Marines. Growing up, Sean lived in an abusive family [...]

National Nurses Week 2018: A Message From Admiral Abbot

  Dear Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Visiting Nurses, Thank you for making such a positive impact in the lives of Sailors, Marines, Veterans, and their family members! As a Visiting Nurse, your healthcare expertise and compassion [...]

ET2 Christopher Bradley Gives Back to Society After Receiving Help in Good Times and Bad

Christopher Bradley needed to shake things up. After high school, his efforts to live on his own while attending college and working part-time floundered. Soon, he was working full-time at Starbucks and back living at home. [...]

Life Threw Him a Curve Ball and NMCRS Was There to Help

  Life was good. Stationed in Hawaii as the Mobility Officer for the 3rd Marine Regiment, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kacy Ray and his wife, Lilian, were enjoying the island lifestyle. Then, on a bright spring [...]

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