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Retired Navy Captain Extends Leadership from Active Duty to DAU through Retirement

Whether repairing airplanes, teaching government acquisition courses, or running charity golf tournaments, Duane Mallicoat has spent several decades serving the Navy, Sailors, and their families. Duane enlisted in the Navy in 1971 and retired as an [...]

Winnie Ursini Learned a Little About Everything to Serve as Headquarters Caseworker

Although she’d earned her bachelor’s degree in biology and her master’s degree in education, Winnie Ursini found the job market in New York tough for new teachers. “Someone suggested that I teach overseas, so I applied [...]

Helping Sea Service Families Evacuate and Recover from Natural Disasters

Before the Storm August 2017, on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, a second category IV hurricane, Irma, seemed to be headed toward Jacksonville, Florida. NMCRS Jacksonville sprang into action. They began issuing $300 debit cards to [...]

Active Duty Officer Expresses His Passion for Teaching by Giving Financial Literacy Briefs for Society

Commander Sean McConnon first heard about the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society during the Active Duty Fund Drive. “I gave $10 a month—something small—but the fund drive started me thinking more about what the Society does and [...]

Visiting Nurse Helen Keilty Is Teaching Military Officers that Babies Are in Charge Now

When she worked as a critical care nurse, Helen Keilty wished she could spend more time with her patients’ families. “I always wanted to spend as much time with the family as they needed, instead of [...]

Volunteer Darlene Carpenter Shares her Love of Crocheting with the Society

Darlene Carpenter has done a little bit of everything in a lot of different places, but one constant in her life has been crocheting. A Navy spouse since she married her Seabee husband in 1980, Darlene [...]

Charity Navigator Highlights NMCRS In Their List of 10 Highly-Rated Charities Supporting Wounded Soldiers

Don’t miss this! Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent charity evaluator, named NMCRS in their list of 10 highly-rated charities supporting wounded soldiers, their families, and the families of fallen heroes. #PurpleHeartDay http://bit.ly/2OgeGIQ [...]

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 [...]

From Architect to NMCRS Director and Never Looking Back

If a real estate appraisal class in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1990 hadn’t been canceled, Kathy Phillips would not be celebrating 20 years of service with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. “I’d been a military spouse [...]

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