Legacy Matters

A Lifetime of Service to Others: Master Chief Robert Dickey Creates His Legacy

“It was either go be a Boston Celtic or join the Navy.” That’s what Master Chief Dickey’s step-daughter, Cheyenne, says about the decision her stepdad made early in his life. It was 1950. Robert had the [...]

NMCRS Gulfport Director Alice Huffman Celebrates 20 Years with the Society

 As ombudsman for her husband’s command—a naval construction battalion—Alice Huffman helped a Navy spouse whose husband was deployed get financial assistance from the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society office in Gulfport, Mississippi. “I saw what the Society [...]

A Lifetime of Service: How Florence’s Love for the Navy Is Her Legacy

It was her first day in the Navy. Florence Coyne McDonald (nicknamed Flip, as in “flip a Coyne”) had taken a train from New Orleans, La., where she grew up, to Northampton, Mass. This was 1943, [...]

NMCRS Visiting Nurse Helps Marine Family Navigate Recovery and New Life

Christopher Cranmer spent nearly half of his seven years in the Marine Corps deployed—primarily to Iraq and one tour to Afghanistan. “I was in the Infantry so I was around everything—firefights, IEDs.” he recalled. As a [...]

NMCRS Yokosuka Volunteers Respond to Meet Needs of USS Fitzgerald Sailors

Within hours of the June 17 collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a cargo ship from the Philippines, employees and volunteers from the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) in Yokosuka, Japan, were mobilizing. By the time [...]

North Island RSA Cindy McKim Celebrates 10 Years with the Society!

Like many military moms whose husbands are deployed, Cindy McKim was home alone with her two-year-old son and longed for some adult conversation. While her husband, now retired, was working as a maintenance technician on the [...]

Angelica Botkin Takes on a New Role with the Society as Director of the San Antonio Office

Like any military spouse, Angelica Botkin thought about her husband’s safety every time he climbed into the cockpit of a Navy EA-6B Prowler. “When people are under financial stress it’s hard for them to concentrate on [...]

Nicole Price Returns to the Society as Director at NMCRS Quantico

Nicole Price’s introduction to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society was at the NMCRS thrift shop in Newport, Rhode Island. Price’s husband was a newly commissioned Naval officer and needed a few items to complete his uniform [...]

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 [...]

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