Nurses

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Your Support Saves Lives

No matter how many times it’s happened, “one of the most terrifying things is to answer the phone or read a text from someone who says, ‘I’ve got a loaded weapon in my hand and you [...]

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