USMC Life http://usmclife.com A community page for everything Marine Corps. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:25:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Make Your Military Voice Heard: Stop the Budget Cuts Today http://usmclife.com/2014/04/make-military-voice-heard-stop-budget-cuts-today/ http://usmclife.com/2014/04/make-military-voice-heard-stop-budget-cuts-today/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:43:45 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12495 Share#KeepYourPromise Step 1: Follow “Keep Your Promise” to keep abreast of the latest changes. Invite your friends both military and nonmilitary supporters to like the page as well. Step 2: Please join these two public Facebook events so you can be kept in the loop with what is going on. April 30th: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel Markup …

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Living Off Base for Recruiting Duty: What I Miss http://usmclife.com/2014/04/living-base-recruiting-duty-miss/ http://usmclife.com/2014/04/living-base-recruiting-duty-miss/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:52:37 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12491 ShareI was excited to live in the civilian world when my husband told me that he’d been selected for Recruiting Duty. That meant no more silly base rules, no need to wait in line to pass through the gate to get home, no more military 24/7 in our lives… but after a year and half …

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Runners Banned from Marine Corps Marathon for Common Practice http://usmclife.com/2014/04/runners-banned-marine-corps-marathon-common-practice/ http://usmclife.com/2014/04/runners-banned-marine-corps-marathon-common-practice/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:55:26 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12470 ShareHonor, Courage, and Commitment run deep in the Marine Corps and those values extend to runners who participate in the Marine Corps Marathon Series. It’s not an usual practice with runners. Injuries happen and life gets in the way, so participants trade bibs. Some even sell bibs. Of course this is all frowned upon by …

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Highway 62 Death and Injuries to Twentynine Palms Marine Base http://usmclife.com/2014/04/highway-62-death-injuries-twentynine-palms-marine-base/ http://usmclife.com/2014/04/highway-62-death-injuries-twentynine-palms-marine-base/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:06:39 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12463 ShareUpdate 4.16.14: It is with heavy hearts that we report that Angela passed away on April 15th from injuries. More information from the accident has been released according to the High Desert Star: “Nikki Jones, of Twentynine Palms, said she was on the scene of the accident and saw a third vehicle, which she said …

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How the Proposed DoD Budget Cuts Affect Military Families http://usmclife.com/2014/04/proposed-dod-budget-cuts-affect-military-families/ http://usmclife.com/2014/04/proposed-dod-budget-cuts-affect-military-families/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:53:02 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12443 ShareLast week our senior enlisted leaders delivered testimony to the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel regarding the proposed DoD budget and its impact on military families.  As a 12 year military spouse who has served on the homefront, I felt compelled to provide my perspective after hearing their testimony and to offer a counterpoint …

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Marine Corps Boot Camp Stories: The Drawl Remembers When http://usmclife.com/2014/04/marine-corps-boot-camp-stories-drawl-remembers/ http://usmclife.com/2014/04/marine-corps-boot-camp-stories-drawl-remembers/#comments Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:00:59 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12230 Share“shitcan”: [shit’kǣn]   A highly offensive term for the act of discarding an object or objects of an unpleasant nature, of no value or of inferior quality. Origin unknown but possibly an old U.S. Marine Corps term. I have often wondered why in my “autumn years”, as some wag defined as getting old, that I am able …

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SgtMajor of the Marine Corps Issues Statement to Marines http://usmclife.com/2014/04/sgtmajor-marine-corps-issues-statement-marines/ http://usmclife.com/2014/04/sgtmajor-marine-corps-issues-statement-marines/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:30:44 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12419 ShareSgt Major Barrett has issued a statement to his Marines about his testimony on the Hill after reading our open letter. How do you feel about his response? Check out our follow up post to the article featuring Sgt. Major Barrett discussing our open letter with the Marine Corps Times. Share

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An Open Letter to the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Michael P. Barrett http://usmclife.com/2014/04/open-letter-sergeant-major-marine-corps-michael-p-barrett/ http://usmclife.com/2014/04/open-letter-sergeant-major-marine-corps-michael-p-barrett/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:06:44 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12400 Share 4.14.14 Update: The Marine Corps Times recently interviewed Sergeant Major Barrett regarding my open letter below. Discover my response to that article here. Sir, Let me start with stating that I have a lot of respect for you. I think you are without a doubt, one of the best Sergeant Majors this Corps has …

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Camp Lejeune Marine Gate Guard Dies from Gunshot Wound http://usmclife.com/2014/04/camp-lejeune-marine-gate-guard-dies-gunshot-wound/ http://usmclife.com/2014/04/camp-lejeune-marine-gate-guard-dies-gunshot-wound/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:53:51 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12379 ShareUpdate from Stars and Stripes, “Marine officials said the shooting was likely due to a negligent discharge on the part of the suspect, who has not yet been publicly identified by investigators since the investigation is still ongoing. According to Joe Kennedy, special agent-in-charge for the Naval Criminal Investigation Service Carolina Field Office, his agency …

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Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps’ Opening Statement to Congress 4.9.14 http://usmclife.com/2014/04/sergeant-major-marine-corps-opening-statement-congress-4-9-14/ http://usmclife.com/2014/04/sergeant-major-marine-corps-opening-statement-congress-4-9-14/#comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:47:19 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12413 ShareOur war-fighter readiness: being most ready, when our nation is least ready. Care for our wounded, ill, and injured and our family care programs, preserving strong families, transition readiness, returning quality citizens, after their selfless service. Combatting social ills, prevention, accountability, treatment and resiliency. And maintaining our facility sustainment, restoration, and modernization for our billions …

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