USMC Life http://usmclife.com A community page for everything Marine Corps. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:48:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Marines complete operations in Afghanistan, depart Helmand province http://usmclife.com/2014/10/marines-complete-operations-afghanistan-depart-helmand-province/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/marines-complete-operations-afghanistan-depart-helmand-province/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:25:44 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13507 ShareStory by Staff Sgt. John Jackson KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – The final elements of Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan loaded onto aircraft on the Camp Bastion flightline in Afghanistan, and departed Helmand province for the final time Oct. 27. The Marine Corps completed operations in the region during the early afternoon when the final eight …

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Veterans Day Deals and Discounts 2014 http://usmclife.com/2014/10/veterans-day-deals-discounts-2014/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/veterans-day-deals-discounts-2014/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:00:58 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13500 ShareVeterans Day is right around the corner and over the last several years restaurants have been saying “Thank You” by offering fantastic discounts and freebies to both active duty service members and veterans. Many restaurants participate each year and the list continues to grow so we decided to make it easier for you to map …

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Lance Corporal Saves Fellow Marines Thousands of Dollars Through Innovative Program http://usmclife.com/2014/10/lance-corporal-saves-fellow-marines-thousands-dollars-innovative-program/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/lance-corporal-saves-fellow-marines-thousands-dollars-innovative-program/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:18:59 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13494 ShareStory by Lance Cpl. Isaac Ibarra CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan — More than 6,000 miles separates the U.S. and Okinawa, Japan. Marines are constantly moving to and from each country. With the limited space and numerous flights, extra luggage can increase their expenses and inability to comfortably move on a moment’s notice. Because of this, …

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New YouTube and Military Song from Artist John Preston http://usmclife.com/2014/10/new-youtube-military-song-artist-john-preston/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/new-youtube-military-song-artist-john-preston/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:22 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13486 ShareIn the words of John Preston… “Ten years ago I was preparing to return from Iraq. I was trading in my rifle for a guitar with a hope to give our nations warriors an identity. At that point the media was not showing the great things we had accomplished; from opening schools to teaching an …

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A Dark Horse Bond Like No Other: Grandfather, Grandson Serve in Same Battalion 50 Years Apart http://usmclife.com/2014/10/dark-horse-bond-like-grandfather-grandson-serve-battalion-50-years-apart/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/dark-horse-bond-like-grandfather-grandson-serve-battalion-50-years-apart/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:30:25 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13481 ShareBy Staff Sgt. Joseph DiGirolamo, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit USS PELELIU, At Sea — Lance Corporal Benjamin J. Ferry joined the Marine Corps because of his grandfather. “My grandpa always said I could go in any branch, and die in any branch, but if I joined the Army he would shoot me tomorrow,” said Ferry, …

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Travel Regulation Changes Affect PCS Moves, Travelers http://usmclife.com/2014/10/travel-regulation-changes-affect-pcs-moves-travelers/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/travel-regulation-changes-affect-pcs-moves-travelers/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:30:57 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13476 ShareBy Claudette Roulo DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 – Big changes are happening with the Joint Travel Regulations, and they could affect your next permanent-change-of-station move or how you are reimbursed for temporary duty assignments. As of July 25, Army uniformed and civilian travelers are directed to use their government travel …

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Bronze Star Awarded Posthumously to Marine for Valor in Combat http://usmclife.com/2014/10/bronze-star-awarded-posthumously-marine-valor-combat/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/bronze-star-awarded-posthumously-marine-valor-combat/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:31:01 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13472 ShareBy Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve ABINGTON, Massachusetts — “He was killed stepping out of a doorway so someone else didn’t have to,” said Sgt. Christopher Leonard, the former first fire team leader for 2nd Squad, 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. “He would never let someone else put …

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36th Commandant General Dunford’s Message to all Marines http://usmclife.com/2014/10/36th-commandant-general-dunfords-message-marines/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/36th-commandant-general-dunfords-message-marines/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:08:43 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13467 ShareMarines, I am truly honored and humbled to serve as your Commandant. I’d like to begin my tenure by thanking General and Mrs. Amos for their four decades of extraordinary service and commitment. They transition to the next phase of their lives with the admiration, appreciation, and affection of all Marines and their families. The …

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Tricare for Kids: A Response by Kids Stakeholders Coalition http://usmclife.com/2014/10/tricare-kids-response-kids-stakeholders-coalition/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/tricare-kids-response-kids-stakeholders-coalition/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:42:11 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13457 ShareInitial Response: “Study on Health Care and Related Support for Children of Members of the Armed Forces” September 2014 BACKGROUND On July 15, the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, the Honorable Jessica L. Wright, submitted a Report analyzing pediatric health care coverage under TRICARE to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees. The …

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Marine Survives Sniper Headshot By Inches In Afghanistan http://usmclife.com/2014/10/marine-survives-sniper-headshot-inches-afghanistan/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/marine-survives-sniper-headshot-inches-afghanistan/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:35:00 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13452 ShareThis video has gone viral and shows footage of a Marine peering out from behind cover. The Marine survives a non-fatal headshot by Taliban sniper in Afghanistan. Luckily the bullet only hit his helmet and didnt caused fatal damages. His other squadmembers also had luck the bullet didnt hit one of them. Notable is how calm …

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