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Lorraine Nisbet, a Marine spouse and active volunteer, teaches a class to Marines about preparing for a move aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Sep. 20. As part of the Committed and Engaged Leadership Initiative, spouses like Nisbet are being recognized for their work giving back to the community.

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Wife shines among Marines as committed,engaged

11 Oct 2013 | Cpl. Melissa Eschenbrenner

All Marines are expected to be combat ready at all time but without an effected team back home, the Marine might not be as ready as they should.

Wives like Lorraine Nisbet, who spends her time mentoring and helping Marines and her husbands unit, make it possible for Marines and families to stay ready for anything.

“I love meeting the Marines and their families,” said Nisbet, whose husband is a Marine with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466. “I love the feeling I get from contributing something useful and positive to their lives.”

Nisbet has raised four children and support her husband through three deployments and run her law practice. She takes her spare time to help Marines and families prepare for a move or a deployment.

“I volunteer for LINKS as a mentor and food angel,” said Nisbet. “I have mentored Marines on separation and deployment; and [moving to a new duty station]. I am also an active volunteer for the squadron.”

In the Marine spirit, Nisbet hopes to help make the unit one big family.

“With respect to the families, my goal is to get to know the families, help them feel welcome and let them know that we are in this together,” said Nisbet. Separation is a challenge, whether it is in the form of long work hours, a detachment or deployment, for all of our families and Marines. Making friends and just informing families of the many resources out there that are available are very important.”

This story is part of a series highlighting the committed and engaged spouses of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.

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