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National Nurses Week 2019: Molly Curtis Always Knew She Wanted To Work In Health Care

Growing up with a father who was a physician, Molly Curtis always knew she wanted to work in health care. “My dad was a Navy doctor when I was young, then worked in civilian medicine until [...]

National Nurses Week 2019: Meredith Lockhart Continues to Support Her Community As a Volunteer Visiting Nurse

About 18 hours after Meredith Lockhart had given birth to her first daughter at Naval Hospital Guam, the head of the labor and delivery department came in, not just to check on Meredith, but to offer [...]

National Nurses Week 2019: Arbutus Mullins Loves Being An NMCRS Visiting Nurse

When Arbutus Mullins was 16 years old, her dad spent two and a half months in the hospital in Gainesville, Florida. “I knew then that I wanted to be a nurse,” Arbutus recalled. “I wanted to [...]

National Volunteer Week 2019: Linda Bego Exudes a Brilliant Determination and Gentle Compassion to Serve

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, it gives me great pleasure to commend Linda Bego as the twenty-fourth recipient of the Mrs. Grace Glenwood Higginson Lifetime Achievement Award. This [...]

National Volunteer Week 2019: Carolyn Phoebus Demonstrates a Strong Work Ethic and a Heart to Assist Those in Need

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, it gives me great pleasure to commend Carolyn Phoebus as the twenty-third recipient of the Mrs. Grace Glenwood Higginson Lifetime Achievement Award. For [...]

National Volunteer Week 2019: Dave Mattis is Viewed as the “Cornerstone” of NMCRS Mayport

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, it gives me great pleasure to commend Captain Dave Mattis, U.S. Navy (Retired) as the twenty-second recipient of the Mrs. Grace Glenwood Higginson [...]

National Volunteer Week 2019: Thank You from Admiral Abbot

Dear Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Volunteers, Since the inception of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society in 1904, Volunteers have been the bedrock of our organization. Every day and in each instance, Volunteers provide compassionate support to [...]

Kaitlyn Gallant Joins the Society as Director of MCRD San Diego

When Kaitlyn Gallant had earned her associate’s degree in accounting, she needed job experience beyond what she’d learned growing up on a cow farm. Living with her Marine spouse in Twentynine Palms, California, there were few [...]

Internal Communications Director, Thelisha Woods Celebrates 15 Years with the Society

In 2003, as a recent graduate of Howard University, Thelisha Woods was waiting for her journalism career to take off when she saw the Society’s advertisement for someone to create training materials. Thelisha had minored in [...]

Courtney Snyder Joins the Society As NMCRS Rota Director

Courtney Snyder trained for months to prepare for her first big race—the Sparkasse-3-country- marathon through Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. “My husband was deployed,” she recalled,” and there were several weekends when I ran 10 or 20 [...]

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