The Montford Point Marine Association (MPMA) is a military veteran's organization, founded to memorialize the legacy of the first African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corps. The first African American Marines were trained at Camp Montford Point, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, from 1942 to 1949.
I am a symbol inanimate the Eagle, Globe and Anchor.  Words too are symbols, inanimate but capable of conveying thoughts and ideas.  For those who wear me and to those who see you wearing me, I represent and express a tradition, an ideal and a noble legacy of combat valor and esprit unequaled by any other fighting force in the world.  I exemplify those qualities rarely voiced today – Patriotism, Courage and Devotion to duty.  It matters not what brought you to my banner.  It matters only that you wear me as your emblem and put forth the best within you- Semper Fidelis is a two word summary of a way of life.    It is then that I am no longer inanimate, no longer a symbol, I am, through you, the physical embodiment of Patriotism, Courage and Devotion to Duty.  In body, fact and spirit – I am a Marine.
 

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Mr George Herring Special Projects Officer

The purpose of the "MISS MONTFORD POINT MARINE QUEEN CONTEST" is to raise funds to carry out programs held throughout the year. These programs are designed to boost morale of service members, provide assistance to veterans and scholarships to communities.   

The "Miss Montford Point Marine Queen's Contestent will reign for (1) one year and participates in Chapter functions, make personal appearances on behalf of the National body or the local host Chapter at civic, social, veterans, military affairs as required.

Because of the prestige of the contest, rules and regulations are strictly adhered to, Preliminary Contestant  Requirements include:

  • Candidate must be a woman 18 years of age or older.
  • Have knowledge of the association and it's mission.
  • Candidate may be married or single
  • (wives of MPMA members are ineligible).
  • Candidate must be able to make personal appearances and promote the the contest on behalf of the Montford Point Marine Association (locally or nationally).
  • Each contestant will be present for all rehearsals.
  • At the National competition each contestant must appear in formal gown the night of the coronation.

Additional information and requirements are available - if you are interested in participating contact a Chapter Representative. All others please reach out to the Chapter within your State for how you can help or use the Feedback Link and we will direct your inquiry to the right Chapter.

Contact your MPMA Chapter Representative

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Current Queen 2013 -2015

Dr. Stacy Henderson

Dr. Stacy Henderson

CEO - Author *Life Coach * Motivational Speaker

"Empowering You To Reach New Heights"

drstacylhenderson.com

To contact the Queen click here

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Past National Queens

Tracy Rivers 2009 -2013Lynett Clifton 2008 - 2010 Camp Jejeune NCLatreveate Sontrese Williams 2006 - 2007 Chicago Chapter

Mayrin M Anton 2005 - 2006 New York ChapterValerie Neal 2004 - 2005 Chicago ChapterClifford Clemon 2001 - 2002 Chicago ChapterEmerald Johnson 2001 - 2002 New York Chapter

Joneita H Carroll 2000 - 2001 Camp Lejeune NCEffie Wilson 1999 - 2000 Chicago ChapterLeonardra S Brooks 1996 - 1998 Chicago Chapter

Past Queens

Year
Last Name
First Name
Middle
Initial
City
State
Chapter
1969-1970
Lomax Thelma
Philadelphia
PA
#01
1970-1971
Wilson Lois
Camp Lejeune
NC
#10
1971-1972
Weaver Mabel
Camp Lejeune
NC
#10
1972-1973
Hendricks Alice
Chicago
IL
#02
1974-1975
Stevens Linda
Philadelphia
PA
#01
1975-1976
Griffin Phyllis
V.
Chicago
IL
#02
1976-1977
Woodson Jessica
Chicago
Il
#02
1977-1978
Arnold Maethel
Chicago
IL
#02
1978-1979
Phillips Ethel
Chicago
IL
#02
1979-1980
Stewart Joyce
S
Detroit
MI
#19
1980-1981
Johnson Selina
Detroit
MI
#19
1981-1982
Thorton Helen
Detroit
MI
#19
1982-1983
Gaston Nina
Detroit
MI
#19
1983-1984
Swindall Aline
Chicago
IL
#02
1984-1985
Washington Condella
Los angeles
CA
#08
1985-1986
Chapman Margaret
Metro
MD
#22
1986-1987
McMiller Eartha
St. Louis
MO
#13
1987-1988
James Delores
B.
San Diego
CA
#12
1988-1989
Chrite Wendy
Los Angeles
CA
#08
1989-1990
Payne Virginia
Chicago
IL
#02
1990-1991
West Rosemary
Chicago
Il
#02
1991-1992
Clark Bettina
Chicago
IL
#02
1992-1993
Arnold Maethel
Chicago
IL
#02
1993-1994
Holland Gwen
Chicago
IL
#02
1994-1995
Parkay Lauri
Chicago
IL
#02
1995-1996
Arnold Maethel
Chicago
IL
#02
1996-1997
Brooks Leonandra
S.
Chicago
IL
#02
1997-1998
Brooks Leonandra
S.
Chicago
IL
#02
1998-1999
Arnold Maethel
Chicago
IL
#02
1999-2000
Wilson Effie
Chicago
IL
#02
2000-2001
Carroll Joneita
H.
Camp Lejeune
NC
#10
2001-2002
Johnson Opal
New York
NY
#03
2002-2003
Johnson Emerald
New York
NY
#06
2003-2004
Carroll Joneita
H.
Camp Lejeune
NC
#10
2004-2005
Neal Valerie
Chicago
IL
#02
2005-2006
Anton Mayrin
M.
New York
NY
#03
2006-2007
Williams Sontrese
Chicago
IL
#02
2007-2008
Carroll Joneita
H.
Camp Lejeune
NC
#10
2008-2009
Clifton Lynette
Camp Lejeune
NC
#10
2009-2010
Clifton Lynette
Camp Lejeune
NC
#10
2010-2011
Tracy Rivers
L.
Chicago
IL
#02
2011-2012
Tracy Rivers
L.
Chicago
IL
#02
2012-2013
Tracy Rivers
L.
Chicago
IL
#02
2013-2014
Henderson Stacy Dr.
L.
Chicago
IL
#02
2014-2015
Henderson Stacy Dr.
L.
Chicago
IL
#02

 

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Chapter Name/
City
Chapter
State
Chapter #
Grand Winner
(#of Wins)
Chicago
IL
#02
24
Camp Lejeune
NC
#10
7
Detroit
MI
#19
4
Los Angeles
CA
#08
2
New York Metro
NY
#03
2
Philadelphia
PA
#01
2
Washington
DC
#06
1
Maryland Metro
MD
#22
1
San Diego
CA
#12
1
St. Louis
MO
#13
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Central Region
Southern Region
Northern Region
Western Region
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5
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Queens Contest Coordinator Special Projects Officer

Queens Contest Coordinator Special Projects Officer

Mr. George Herring

 

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National Montford Point Marine Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit veterans organization

This is the official site of the National Montford Point Marine Association, Inc.

 

 

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Monument Project

To construct a fitting memorial to honor the 20,000 African American Marines who fought for the "Right to Fight” and to educate and inspire youth and Marines (Past / Present / Future) and instill the value of perseverance.

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Click here to see the USNS Montford Point Web Page

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The United States Marine Corps only selects the best and the brightest to join its ranks, just like the players selected for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. The Marine Corps partners with a third-party recruiting professional to select elite high-school athletes for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. In addition to being among the top-rated football players in the nation, the selection process is also dedicated to choosing players

Semper Fidelis All American Bowl

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Contributing sponsors for the Congressional Gold Medal Bronze Replicas

MCA&F recognizes Marine excellence in a wide range of endeavors and in particular supports the development of critical thinking in military affairs. MCA&F sponsors several types of writing awards to encourage Marines to disseminate ideas and explore issues to improve the Corps.

Tawani Foundation’s vision is to affect significant transformation of organizations and educational programs that enrich knowledge, preserve military heritage, improve health and wellness and conserve unique sites for enduring positive impact on individuals, communities and societies.

OUR MISSION:  To encourage the spiritual, moral, intellectual and physical development of children through education. This Foundation was formed in February of 1995 by former Marines and law enforcement personnel who strongly believe that our nation's most precious resource is its youth.

Marine FCU was chartered in April of 1959. Our humble beginnings … a chicken-wired area in one of the warehouses aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Under the watchful eye of our volunteer Board of Directors, we have grown to be a large, full service institution dedicated to the financial success of our members and a proud civic partner in our community. You can count on us!

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** Monument Contribution **

The Marine Corps Veterans Association serves Marines current and past, those who survived and those who did not, those still injured and those doing well. We look out for our Marines, and we remind all Americans to honor the awesome sacrifices Marines made for them. This Association has made a charitable contribution towards the MPMA Memorial Fund.

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Veterans History Project Logo -- Click to visit the Veterans History Project.

The Veterans History Project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Created and authorized by Congress, the Veterans History Project received unanimous support in the House and Senate and was signed into law on October 27, 2000.

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The website is directed toward multiple audiences ranging from scholars and researchers to the general public. All of the information provided by this site is free and accessible to the public. We hope you will use the information and share it and the website with all of those who are interested in knowing more about the historical experiences of the nearly one billion people of African ancestry around the world.

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All the voluteers involved in this effort are military voluteers stationed in areas that are in harm's way.  You send your support (Letters and/or packages) addressed to them and when the see the "Attn Any, Soldier, Marine, Sailor or Coast Guard line in their address they put your letters and packages into the hands of that service member who don't get much or any mail first.  Everything is shared.

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Made up exclusively of men and women disabled in our nation’s defense, the Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to one, single purpose — building better lives for all of our nation’s disabled veterans and their families

 
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