USMC Life http://usmclife.com A community page for everything Marine Corps. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:20:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 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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Bigger Than Gods Apparel: Military Tshirts and Giveaway http://usmclife.com/2014/05/bigger-gods-apparel-military-tshirts-giveaway/ http://usmclife.com/2014/05/bigger-gods-apparel-military-tshirts-giveaway/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 04:06:24 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12731 ShareWe want you to meet Bigger Than Gods Apparel BTGs Apparel started from a funny situation and has grown into a Fitness Apparel Line that embodies the ideals of overcoming limitations and becoming more. It is a play on the ancient beliefs of mythical gods and represents the growth of modernday people to become more than …

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Saluting Military Children: Michael-Logan Jordan http://usmclife.com/2014/05/saluting-military-children-michael-logan-jordan/ http://usmclife.com/2014/05/saluting-military-children-michael-logan-jordan/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 18:37:23 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12718 ShareAs the month of May and Military Appreciation Month comes to a close, I’d like to take a moment to thank our military children, who serve quietly on the homefront. These kids move from school to school, say goodbye to friends, and pick up the pieces and start their lives over just weeks later. Sometimes our children …

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Saying Thank You to Military Families with Tools to Make Life Easier http://usmclife.com/2014/05/saying-thank-military-parents-tools-make-life-easier/ http://usmclife.com/2014/05/saying-thank-military-parents-tools-make-life-easier/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 12:00:17 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12622 ShareIt’s the Month of May: Military Appreciation Month You’re busy serving our great nation and we wanted to offer our thanks and provide a small token of our appreciation to you. Power of Moms is offering this to help your family become better and stronger. They also want to honor and express gratitude for the …

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Family Identifies Marine Who Fell From Osprey http://usmclife.com/2014/05/search-continues-new-river-marine-fell-osprey/ http://usmclife.com/2014/05/search-continues-new-river-marine-fell-osprey/#comments Tue, 20 May 2014 13:18:28 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=12692 Share5/21 Update: Family members have come forth and released the identification of the Marine who feel from an Osprey Monday night. Sue Hancock told the Herald-News that she received the notification on Monday that her son, Steven Hancock, was missing. The next day, the Marine Corps discovered the body of the Marine after he fell from an …

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