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Passing of Toni Casciato

In Loving Memory of Toni Casciato, First Lady of the Museum, June 27, 1953 - May 17, 2020

Toni Casciato passed away on May 17, 2020.

She brought creativity, tireless work, positive energy, her beautiful smile and her joyful laugh to the museum and everywhere she went.

Posted: 05/20/20 20:18 by WNC MOAA under "Personal"

This Marine Widow Turned Tragedy to Triumph

From HuffPost - Dr. Vivianne Wersel, now head of WNC-MOAA's Legislative Affairs team, ensured that no service member's death is discounted.

When Vivianne Wersel was starting her career as an audiologist — a health care professional who evaluates hearing and related medical concerns — she hardly thought that her career and life choices would eventually make her a fixture in the nation’s capital.

In fact, the realities of being married to an active duty Marine meant that Wersel had to restart her career every time that her family moved to a new base. “We had so many duty stations that I had to apply for a new license in every single [more...]

Posted: 04/21/20 23:21 by WNC MOAA under "Personal"