USMC Life http://usmclife.com A community page for everything Marine Corps. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:21:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 1st LAR Marine Corps Ball Fundraiser http://usmclife.com/2014/07/1st-lar-marine-corps-ball-fundraiser/ http://usmclife.com/2014/07/1st-lar-marine-corps-ball-fundraiser/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:17:28 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12961 ShareWe’re officially adopting 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance to help out with their 2014 Marine Corps Ball. Known as the ‘Highlanders’  their primary weapon system is the LAV-25 and they fall under the command of the 1st Marine Division and the I Marine Expeditionary Force. The unit is based out of the Marine Corps Base Camp …

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Back to School Tax Free Shopping Days 2014 http://usmclife.com/2014/07/back-school-tax-free-shopping-days-2014/ http://usmclife.com/2014/07/back-school-tax-free-shopping-days-2014/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:24:14 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12930 ShareIt is that time of year again – as July dwindles to a close, school supply lists and clothes for the coming season are soon to be weighing on the minds of students and parents prepping for another year of school. From the coolest ‘trapper keeper’ (do they even call it that anymore?) to the …

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MARSOC gets new Operations Officer Primary MOS http://usmclife.com/2014/07/marsoc-gets-new-operations-officer-primary-mos/ http://usmclife.com/2014/07/marsoc-gets-new-operations-officer-primary-mos/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:26 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12926 ShareArticle by GySgt. Joshua Higgins MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Marine officers graduating U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command’s Individual Training Course will be assigned a new Primary Military Occupational Specialty, clearing the way for retention and promotion in a professional career path. Commandant of the Marine Corps General James F. Amos approved development …

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Discovering Possibilities by Thinking Creatively http://usmclife.com/2014/07/discovering-possibilities-thinking-creatively/ http://usmclife.com/2014/07/discovering-possibilities-thinking-creatively/#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:00:18 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12919 ShareIf I were to say there was one chapter that was the most important chapter of our Military Spouse Journey book, Chapter Eight would be it. Not that everything else in our book isn’t important: learning to make and maintain friendships as you move, strengthening your relationship with your spouse even during deployments, learning stress …

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Lowe’s Steps In to Help Injured Vet Waiting 2 Years For New Wheelchair from the VA http://usmclife.com/2014/07/lowes-steps-help-injured-vet-waits-2-years-wheelchair-va/ http://usmclife.com/2014/07/lowes-steps-help-injured-vet-waits-2-years-wheelchair-va/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:15:53 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12780 Share   Veteran Michael Sulsona was waiting two years to get a new wheelchair from the VA, making due with an old chair… until it broke down inside a Lowe’s.  That’s when three strangers stepped in to help. See Sulsona’s letter submitted to the Staten Island Advance to express his thanks and gratitude in sharing this …

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How to Keep Your Dream from Becoming Your Nightmare http://usmclife.com/2014/06/keep-dream-becoming-nightmare/ http://usmclife.com/2014/06/keep-dream-becoming-nightmare/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:45:58 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12775 ShareWe’ve been learning about the hows and whys of the Ideal Life exercise and by now you’ve identified some of your little and big goals in life. So how do you go from dreaming to doing? Before we dive into coming up with a plan of action, before you take your first action step towards what you want, there is …

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Volunteering: Why It Matters http://usmclife.com/2014/06/volunteering-matters/ http://usmclife.com/2014/06/volunteering-matters/#comments Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:00:04 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12767 ShareVolunteering. For some, it’s just something to do during the holidays as a way to pay it forward for the blessings you’ve received. For others, it’s a way to kill time. But the reality is, if done properly, it can be so much more rewarding than either of these scenarios. Especially if you’re a military spouse. A …

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Finnegan’s War Feature Film: Now Free to Watch Online http://usmclife.com/2014/06/finnegans-war-feature-film-now-available-youtube/ http://usmclife.com/2014/06/finnegans-war-feature-film-now-available-youtube/#comments Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:30:14 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12764 ShareIf you’d like to watch Finnigan’s War, an award-winning Korean War veterans tribute film, it’s now available for viewing in its full length below. It features narration by Mark Hamill (Star Wars). Interview highlights include members of the Korean War’s All-Black 2nd Rangers, Medal of Honor recipient and Holocaust survivor Tibor Rubin and the first …

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Semper Fi: Do or Die http://usmclife.com/2014/06/semper-fi-die/ http://usmclife.com/2014/06/semper-fi-die/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:00:43 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12755 ShareMy wife and I were in a restaurant making small talk over coffee the other day. I had removed and placed my green Marine Corps utility cover to one side of the table. I do not wear any hat while in a building, especially when eating in a restaurant as it is one of my pet peeves …

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Military Spouse Rules to Live By: Spoken and Unspoken http://usmclife.com/2014/06/military-spouse-rules-live-spoken-unspoken/ http://usmclife.com/2014/06/military-spouse-rules-live-spoken-unspoken/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:00:25 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12737 ShareAlright ladies, let’s be honest for a second. Our man in uniform is a beautiful sight. One that gets the attention of just about every female within eye shot. It doesn’t seem to matter how old the woman is; when a properly dressed Marine walks in sporting those beautiful Dress Blues, or them rolled up …

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