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Share  The Inception of USMC Life 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 …

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ShareListen to Semper Feisty Radio and join USMC Life’s Founder, Kristine and fellow Marine Corps spouses Jackie, 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 got a …

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As Iraqi forces advance toward Tikrit, threat of Islamic State group car bombs, mines loom

ShareBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi troops and Shiite militias battled the Islamic State group Tuesday south of the militant-held city of Tikrit, though roadside bombs and suicide attacks slowed their advance on Saddam Hussein’s hometown. The battle for Tikrit, a strategic city along the Tigris River, likely will be won or lost on allied Iraqi forces’ …

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Writer Phil Klay photographed in New York.

Author of ‘Redeployment': Stories reflect experiences by variety of Iraq War veterans

ShareFeb. 27–Phil Klay understands that when you are a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and you write fiction about war, some readers will assume every story is your own. This, he wants you to know, is not the case. “I don’t think you can read the whole book and think it’s autobiographical,” says the …

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