The staff and volunteers of the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation take great pride in announcing  that Jennifer Beckwith is the 2021 awardee of the Irene Ferguson Marine Wife Recognition Award.

The 2021 awardee, Jennifer Beckwith, was nominated for the honor by a fellow Marine spouse and VMFA-323 volunteer, Rosalinda Koehl.

A proud Marine wife since 2006, Jennifer volunteers as a Family Readiness advisor as well as  social media manager for the MCAS Miramar volunteer program.  She also maintains the spouses’ Facebook page which was an especially helpful resource during VMFA-323’s deployment at the height of the pandemic. She has taken many first time deployment spouses under her wing and set up “Zoom” social and networking meetings for spouses to help minimize their isolation during the pandemic.

In addition to her volunteer work at MCAS Miramar, Jennifer is also an active volunteer at her son’s school.

Founded by WWII pilot Major Glenn Ferguson in memory of his beloved wife, Irene, the award honors and highlights the resiliency, strength, and dedication that a United States Marine Corps wife embodies as she supports our military men and women, families and communities.  The award recognizes the largely unsung and unrecognized life of commitment and sacrifice made by service wives.

Jennifer will be recognized for her contributions to the USMC and the community today in a ceremony at the Foundation’s offices.

To hear more about Jennifer’s contributions and the Irene Ferguson Marine Wife Recognition Program, listen to the podcast below.