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Disney Extends Military Armed Forces Salute!

Great news to all, the Disney salute has been extended through 2014. Check out this article on the old pricing vs. the new with some great tips.

Walt Disney World:

  • Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Park Hopper Option
  • Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets with Water Park Fun


  • Disney Military Promotional 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets
  • Click for more details or contact your local ITT ticket office
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Share A few years ago, my Marine asked me what I thought about which Marine Corps Base I would prefer over another… I didn’t know anything about either duty station and ended up spending hours googling, only to get exhausted in the search with nothing concrete in hand. I knew right then and there that …

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Semper Feisty Radio


ShareListen to Semper Feisty Radio and join USMC Life’s Founder, Kristine and fellow Marine Corps spouses Jackie and Abbey, with different approaches and perspectives on life in the Corps, current issues, family life and more. We’re sorry to announce that we have put a hold on our radio show. Jackie is moving to Korea and we’ve …

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Hear us Now or Hear us in November #KeepYourPromise

Make Your Military Voice Heard: Stop the Budget Cuts Today

Share#KeepYourPromise Step 1: Follow “Keep Your Promise” to keep abreast of the latest changes. Invite your friends both military and nonmilitary supporters to like the page as well. Step 2: Please join these two public Facebook events so you can be kept in the loop with what is going on. April 30th: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel Markup …

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Living Away from Base on Recruiting Duty

Living Off Base for Recruiting Duty: What I Miss

ShareI was excited to live in the civilian world when my husband told me that he’d been selected for Recruiting Duty. That meant no more silly base rules, no need to wait in line to pass through the gate to get home, no more military 24/7 in our lives… but after a year and half …

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