USMC Life http://usmclife.com A community page for everything Marine Corps. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:27:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Vietnam veteran’s dying wish to see Pearl Harbor fulfilled http://usmclife.com/2015/03/vietnam-veterans-dying-wish-to-see-pearl-harbor-fulfilled/ http://usmclife.com/2015/03/vietnam-veterans-dying-wish-to-see-pearl-harbor-fulfilled/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:27:04 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14844 ShareWhen Vietnam veteran Joseph Hooker stopped briefly in Hawaii on his way home from the war, he promised to return one day to honor both the service men and civilians who died during the raid on Pearl Harbor.  Finding out he was dying, the Marine Corps veteran finally realized his longtime dream on Wednesday. According …

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1 dead in accident at Fort Meade after driver rams gate http://usmclife.com/2015/03/1-dead-in-accident-at-fort-meade-after-driver-rams-gate/ http://usmclife.com/2015/03/1-dead-in-accident-at-fort-meade-after-driver-rams-gate/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:37:27 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14835 SharePreliminary reports indicate gunshots were exchanged and one person was killed. Sources report that a vehicle tried crashing through the National Security Agency’s facility at Fort Meade in Maryland. Sources are reporting two men were dressed as women. The report was provided by a U.S. official who spoke anonymously since they were unauthorized to discuss the incident …

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Brothers in Arms, dealing with the after effects of war http://usmclife.com/2015/03/brothers-in-arms-dealing-with-the-after-effects-of-war/ http://usmclife.com/2015/03/brothers-in-arms-dealing-with-the-after-effects-of-war/#comments Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:26:19 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14829 Share In 2011, Lance Corporal Erik Galvan deployed to Afghanistan when he was 19. Three months later, he was on the lookout for IEDS ahead of his squad when he approached a forbidding wooded area. His squad leader, Sgt. Daniel Wheeler, ordered him to proceed and was several feet behind him. Learn more about the …

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3 Star Testifies: 20 percent of Marine Aircrafts are Grounded http://usmclife.com/2015/03/3-star-testifies-20-perfect-of-marine-aircrafts-are-grounded/ http://usmclife.com/2015/03/3-star-testifies-20-perfect-of-marine-aircrafts-are-grounded/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:07:29 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14826 ShareReports have surfaced that an astonishing 20 percent of all Marine aircrafts are grounded. According to the Marine Corps’s top aviator, this will impact training, making deployments much more difficult for Marines. Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, the deputy commandant of the Marine Corps for Aviation, spoke about how Marine aviation has been affected by the …

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Veterans are claiming VA proposed rule is an attack on them and their families http://usmclife.com/2015/03/veterans-are-claiming-va-proposed-rule-is-an-attack-on-them-and-their-families/ http://usmclife.com/2015/03/veterans-are-claiming-va-proposed-rule-is-an-attack-on-them-and-their-families/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:29:03 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14823 ShareA proposed VA rule is threatening the eligibility requirements for a benefit that provides money to veterans and surviving spouses in need of assistance with daily necessary activities. The VA claims it is trying to prevent people from bucking the system, but veterans and their families are saying it will cause more harm than good. …

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Corpsmen Endure Hypothermia For Training http://usmclife.com/2015/03/corpsmen-endure-hypothermia-for-training/ http://usmclife.com/2015/03/corpsmen-endure-hypothermia-for-training/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:00:32 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14794 Share Corpsmen with Combat Logistics Battalion 26, Headquarters Regiment, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, endure self-induced hypothermia as part of a training exercise aboard U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center at Bridgeport, California, Jan. 17, 2015. The training highlighted the symptoms of hypothermia, along with treatment and prevention. Share

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Commandant Addresses Review of Tattoo Policy, Answers Other Questions http://usmclife.com/2015/03/commandant-addresses-review-of-tattoo-policy-answers-other-questions/ http://usmclife.com/2015/03/commandant-addresses-review-of-tattoo-policy-answers-other-questions/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:36:56 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14820 Share The 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Joseph F. Dunford, and the 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green visited Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, during their first Asia-Pacific Region tour. Both senior leaders sat down with AFN Iwakuni to answer several questions from the field. Share

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A timeline of Bergdahl’s Army service, desertion charges http://usmclife.com/2015/03/a-timeline-of-bergdahls-army-service-desertion-charges/ http://usmclife.com/2015/03/a-timeline-of-bergdahls-army-service-desertion-charges/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:32:52 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14814 Share WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says the Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years will be court martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will also be charged with misbehavior before the enemy, said the official, who was …

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South Carolina living legend, 97, to walk in Bataan Memorial Death March http://usmclife.com/2015/03/south-carolina-living-legend-97-to-walk-in-bataan-memorial-death-march/ http://usmclife.com/2015/03/south-carolina-living-legend-97-to-walk-in-bataan-memorial-death-march/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:42:44 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14807 ShareCLEMSON, S.C. – Retired U.S. Army Col. Beverly N. (Ben) Skardon, 97, survivor of the Bataan Death March and beloved alumnus and professor emeritus of Clemson University, will walk 8.5 miles in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March on the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico March 22. This will be the eighth time …

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Obama to Slow U.S. Pullout from Afghanistan http://usmclife.com/2015/03/obama-to-slow-u-s-pullout-from-afghanistan/ http://usmclife.com/2015/03/obama-to-slow-u-s-pullout-from-afghanistan/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:21:13 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14805 ShareWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama agreed Tuesday to slow the U.S. military pullout from Afghanistan at the request of its new government but insisted the delay won’t jeopardize his commitment to end America’s longest war before leaving office. In a shift from his previous plan, Obama said the U.S. would leave its 9,800 troops …

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