USMC Life http://usmclife.com A community page for everything Marine Corps. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:40:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.3 A New Congressional Award for Military Kids http://usmclife.com/2015/04/a-new-congressional-award-for-military-kids/ http://usmclife.com/2015/04/a-new-congressional-award-for-military-kids/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:39:18 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=15044 ShareWhat is the Congressional Award? The Congressional Award is a public-private partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize the achievements of young Americans, no matter where they live. Why participate in the Congressional Award program? The Congressional Award program helps military youths become independent, strong, and caring community leaders. The characteristics of military youths – including strong …

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Fraternity Accused of Disrespecting Veterans and Urinating on Flag at Retreat http://usmclife.com/2015/04/fraternity-accused-of-disrespecting-veterans-and-urinating-on-flag-at-retreat/ http://usmclife.com/2015/04/fraternity-accused-of-disrespecting-veterans-and-urinating-on-flag-at-retreat/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:55:08 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=15040 Share The Warrior Beach Retreat provides veterans with an opportunity to relax and heal. The event was interrupted when a band fraternity brothers disrespected and dishonored the veterans. According to Warrior Beach Retreat Founder, Linda Cope, the students were antagonizing warriors, throwing marshmallows on the vehicles, breaking American, flags off the vehicles and even urinating …

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Pressure on Marines Corps to lower combat standards for Women http://usmclife.com/2015/04/pressure-on-marines-corps-to-lower-combat-standards-for-women/ http://usmclife.com/2015/04/pressure-on-marines-corps-to-lower-combat-standards-for-women/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:21:20 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=15036 ShareIf women cannot meet a standard, senior commanders better have a good reason why it should not be lowered. This is the announcement the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin E. Dempsey made to the Obama administration’s plan to open direct land combat jobs to women, later known as the “Dempsey rule.” It …

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From Bare Feet to Combat Boots: Marines in the Making http://usmclife.com/2015/04/from-bare-feet-to-combat-boots-marines-in-the-making/ http://usmclife.com/2015/04/from-bare-feet-to-combat-boots-marines-in-the-making/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:00:11 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=15025 ShareTWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – People come from different climes and places, from around the world, to join the ranks of the Unites States Marine Corps. For one Marine in particular, earning the title meant the biggest opportunity of his life. Being born in Colon, Panama, Cpl. Osmar S. Gorish, a section chief for Battery A, …

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Marine Veteran turned Cop Praised for Refusing to Shoot ‘Suicide by Cop’ Suspect http://usmclife.com/2015/04/marine-veteran-turned-cop-praised-refusing-shoot-suicide-cop-suspect/ http://usmclife.com/2015/04/marine-veteran-turned-cop-praised-refusing-shoot-suicide-cop-suspect/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:43:31 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=15030 ShareA police officer has been praised for holding fire as a murder suspect repeatedly begged him to shoot him. The scene was captured on officer Jesse Kidder’s body camera during a tense stand-off on US 52 in Brown County, Ohio. He had been told to follow Michael Wilcox, 27, and was warned he might be …

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How Family Life Changed: Leaving Active Duty USMC for the Reserves http://usmclife.com/2015/04/how-family-life-changed-leaving-active-duty-usmc-for-the-reserves/ http://usmclife.com/2015/04/how-family-life-changed-leaving-active-duty-usmc-for-the-reserves/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 01:54:34 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=15021 ShareAs I sit here this morning drinking my coffee, I’m getting butterflies thinking about my husband coming home from his first business trip. I can’t help but feel a little pathetic. I’ve gone through two extended deployments and more schools than I can even count and yet somehow, I have already forgotten what it’s like …

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Marines, sailors participate in UFC Clinic and Fight Night http://usmclife.com/2015/04/marines-sailors-participate-in-ufc-clinic-and-fight-night/ http://usmclife.com/2015/04/marines-sailors-participate-in-ufc-clinic-and-fight-night/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:03:59 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=15011 ShareTWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – A Marine and his opponent lock eyes, their faces showing no trace of anticipation. Slowly circling one another, they move close enough to tap hands. Then, with one swift motion and without hesitation, the Marine attacks. Headquarters Marine Corps Single Marine Program and Marine Corps Community Services hosted an Ultimate Fighting …

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Welcome to the MEU: The Marine Corps Fire Team http://usmclife.com/2015/04/welcome-to-the-meu-the-marine-corps-fire-team/ http://usmclife.com/2015/04/welcome-to-the-meu-the-marine-corps-fire-team/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:00:27 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14791 Share In this episode, follow a fire team of marines as they assault a simulated objective during a live fire training exercise. Share

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Best Books for Marines on the Commandant’s Reading List http://usmclife.com/2015/04/best-books-for-marines-on-the-commandants-reading-list/ http://usmclife.com/2015/04/best-books-for-marines-on-the-commandants-reading-list/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:50:36 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14999 ShareOver a number of years, Commandants throughout history have employed a way to expand a Marines range of knowledge by way of the Commandant’s Reading List. Officially known as ‘The Commands Professional Reading List’ (CPRL,) it highlights a variety of literature particularly aimed to support the professional development of Marines. While this list covers an …

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Epic Rap Battle: Marine Corps vs. Army http://usmclife.com/2015/04/epic-rap-battle-marine-corps-vs-army/ http://usmclife.com/2015/04/epic-rap-battle-marine-corps-vs-army/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:27:45 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14996 Share Who do you think won the battle? Warning: Graphic Language A funny take on military life. Pssst – Marines killed it. Share

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