USMC Life http://usmclife.com A community page for everything Marine Corps. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:07:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Corps Values: Preparing for Promotion Boards http://usmclife.com/2014/08/corps-values-preparing-promotion-boards/ http://usmclife.com/2014/08/corps-values-preparing-promotion-boards/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:47:29 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13117 ShareBy Verda L. Parker | Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany | August 28, 2014 Many things factor into preparing for a promotion board, whether studying Marine Corps history, brushing up on current events or just scrolling through an individually-generated checklist. No matter one’s current rank in the Corps, at the end of the day, a “squared-away” …

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11 Great Back to School Traditions http://usmclife.com/2014/08/11-great-back-school-traditions/ http://usmclife.com/2014/08/11-great-back-school-traditions/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:00:25 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13097 ShareBack to school traditions abound, whether parents follow the latest trends, or carry out traditions established from their childhood.  However, most families agree it’s really about creating lasting memories and having fun together. It seems there are as many Back-to-School traditions as there are first day jitters, but let’s admit it… the nerves aren’t solely from the kiddos. …

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Marine Sends ISIS a Warning About Messing with the USA http://usmclife.com/2014/08/marine-sends-isis-warning-messing-usa/ http://usmclife.com/2014/08/marine-sends-isis-warning-messing-usa/#comments Sat, 23 Aug 2014 03:49:00 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13091 Share A message has gone viral which has been attributed to a Marine veteran, Nick Powers, who posted it on Facebook. *** #AMessagefromUStoISIS To all you ignorant Islamic extremist f—ks. As I sit here watching you execute women, children and men in the Middle East I chuckle. Why do I chuckle you may ask? Well …

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Combat shooting takes Marine overseas, shooting professionally for his country http://usmclife.com/2014/08/combat-shooting-takes-marine-overseas-shooting-professionally-country/ http://usmclife.com/2014/08/combat-shooting-takes-marine-overseas-shooting-professionally-country/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:55:39 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13084 ShareCAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan – By Sgt. Jonathan G. Wright | 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit | August 22, 2014 It’s not a cliché: every Marine is a rifleman, regardless if they are an infantryman or an administrative clerk. Annual requirements dictate qualifying on a known-distance rifle range and the occasional field exercise, but the minimum expectations don’t inspire Marines …

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What Kind of Men Join the Marines? http://usmclife.com/2014/08/kind-men-join-marines/ http://usmclife.com/2014/08/kind-men-join-marines/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:00:08 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13021 ShareIt was a hot day yesterday. My wife and I had gone to Walmart and after purchasing our weekly groceries and she wanted to look at some other things (translation: get lost for a while). I pushed our loaded shopping cart to a wooden bench in the entryway where a slight air-conditioned breeze made its …

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How to Choose the Right Body Armor for Protection, Shape and Size http://usmclife.com/2014/08/choose-body-armor-protection-shape-size/ http://usmclife.com/2014/08/choose-body-armor-protection-shape-size/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:00:11 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13054 ShareMany of us put ourselves in harm’s way for work and we need to take precautions against gunshot and knife wounds, shrapnel and more. Law enforcement officers and military personnel aren’t the only ones in dire need of protection against assaults by firearm criminals. Private detectives, bail bondsmen and other occupations yield an elevated risk …

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Flag Case Holder and Certificate Frame Review + Giveaway http://usmclife.com/2014/08/flag-case-holder-certificate-frame-review-giveaway/ http://usmclife.com/2014/08/flag-case-holder-certificate-frame-review-giveaway/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:00:55 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13005 ShareI’ve spent months looking for a flag case display and have been disappointed in the quality of cases out there. Most of them have been cheaply made from plastic or vinyl wood, or poorly put together. Like many of you, I want a case that is beautiful because this flag means something to me. In …

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Disney’s Armed Forces Salute is Extended to 2015 http://usmclife.com/2014/08/disneys-armed-forces-salute-extended-2015/ http://usmclife.com/2014/08/disneys-armed-forces-salute-extended-2015/#comments Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:00:38 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13027 ShareMilitary families, if you are planning to visit ‘The Happiest Place on Earth,’ Walt Disney is extending their Armed Forces Salute program to October 2015,  Disney’s Armed Forces Salute provides military families with deeply discounted tickets to our nation’s active and retired military personnel. Armed Forces Salute Ticket Prices Disneyland Park & California Adventures 3-day Park Hopper $132.00 (Regular 3-day …

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Two Surveys You Should Take Today http://usmclife.com/2014/08/two-surveys-take-today/ http://usmclife.com/2014/08/two-surveys-take-today/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 22:36:24 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13030 ShareYOUR BENEFITS ARE AT RISK.   Military Family Advisory Network is conducting a survey that military personnel and family members should take.  If you are: Spouse of active duty member Spouse of Reserve / National Guard Active duty member Reserve / National Guard member Military retiree Military retiree spouse Veteran Veteran’s spouse Why Should You …

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The past aligned with the future: MARSOC becomes Marine Raiders http://usmclife.com/2014/08/past-aligned-future-marsoc-becomes-marine-raiders/ http://usmclife.com/2014/08/past-aligned-future-marsoc-becomes-marine-raiders/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:05:07 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13002 ShareBy Gunnery Sgt. Josh Higgins | U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command | August 06, 2014 MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — During World War II, four Marine Raider battalions and two Raider regiments were formed and saw action in the Pacific Theater between 1942 and 1944. Formed to conduct amphibious raids and …

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