USMC Life http://usmclife.com A community page for everything Marine Corps. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 02:07:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Marine Veteran and Homeless Piano Prodigy’s Heartbreaking Story http://usmclife.com/2015/07/marine-veteran-homeless-piano-prodigys-heartbreaking-story/ http://usmclife.com/2015/07/marine-veteran-homeless-piano-prodigys-heartbreaking-story/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:58:37 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=15702 Share A previously clean-cut Marine ended up homeless on the street. But the Marine veteran soon lost all hope and became homeless after suffering a family tragedy. He was recently discovered after a civil arts project placed public pianos out so people could express themselves. Share

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Marines on target with F-35 live-weapons release http://usmclife.com/2015/07/marines-on-target-with-f-35-live-weapons-release/ http://usmclife.com/2015/07/marines-on-target-with-f-35-live-weapons-release/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:39:39 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=15699 ShareMARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. — Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, also known as the “Green Knights,” conducted the first F-35B operational ordnance expenditures June 22 to 26. Pilots employed the ordnance in Restricted Area 2507 in southeastern California. A total of 14 pilots used six F-35Bs to employ both inert and high-explosive …

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Marine Corps and Navy triples maternity leave http://usmclife.com/2015/07/marine-corps-and-navy-triples-maternity-leave/ http://usmclife.com/2015/07/marine-corps-and-navy-triples-maternity-leave/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:30:06 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=15696 ShareWASHINGTON — July 2, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that effective immediately, women who serve in the Navy and Marine Corps will have 18 weeks of maternity leave available to use during the first year of her child’s life. “In the Navy and the Marine Corps, we are continually looking for ways to …

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Retired Marine fights allegations of Stolen Valor http://usmclife.com/2015/07/retired-marine-fights-allegations-of-stolen-valor/ http://usmclife.com/2015/07/retired-marine-fights-allegations-of-stolen-valor/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:59:54 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=15691 ShareJohn James Lavoie is fighting to clear his name after he was publicly accused of stolen valor. Military memorabilia decorates the walls of Lavoie’s Jacksonville home — a roomful of medals, honors and awards all related to his 24 years of service in the US Marine Corps. But A Florida Times-Union newspaper article questioning his service …

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No Singing Necessary: Pro Shooter Rocks the National Anthem and ‘Marines’ Hymn’ http://usmclife.com/2015/07/no-singing-necessary-pro-shooter-rocks-the-national-anthem-and-marines-hymn/ http://usmclife.com/2015/07/no-singing-necessary-pro-shooter-rocks-the-national-anthem-and-marines-hymn/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:22:04 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=15688 ShareYou’ve never seen anything like this before. Check out how professional shooter Chris Cheng celebrates freedom. He recently uploaded a video of the “Star-Spangled Banner” on YouTube to “celebrate our nation’s independence” while also displaying how quiet a suppressed Ruger 10/22 rifle is. “It is so quiet that the pinging and the musical tones downrange …

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Lieutenant General Robert B. Neller Tapped for Next Commandant http://usmclife.com/2015/07/lieutenant-general-robert-b-neller-tapped-for-next-commandant/ http://usmclife.com/2015/07/lieutenant-general-robert-b-neller-tapped-for-next-commandant/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:16:30 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=15685 ShareLieutenant General Neller assumed duties as Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command on 1 July 2014. A native of East Lansing, Michigan, he graduated from the University of Virginia and was commissioned via the Platoon Leaders Class program in May 1975. Lieutenant General Neller’s assignments in the operating forces include: Rifle and Weapons Platoon Leader …

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Deadly Osprey ax in Arabian Sea spurs safety changes http://usmclife.com/2015/07/deadly-osprey-ax-in-arabian-sea-spurs-safety-changes/ http://usmclife.com/2015/07/deadly-osprey-ax-in-arabian-sea-spurs-safety-changes/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:53:31 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=15683 ShareA Marine Corps investigation has concluded that an MV-22 Osprey crashed on take-off last year in the Arabian Sea because it was accidentally started in maintenance mode. As a result of the investigation into the Oct 1, 2014 crash, the Marine Corps and Naval Air Systems Command took quick action to adjust the aircraft and …

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New “Belligerent and Irreverent Book” from a Retired Marine Captain http://usmclife.com/2015/06/new-belligerent-and-irreverent-book-from-a-retired-marine-captain/ http://usmclife.com/2015/06/new-belligerent-and-irreverent-book-from-a-retired-marine-captain/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:18:10 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=15673 ShareThere’s a new book out there making waves and it was just published yesterday. It’s titled, “Embarrassing Confessions of a Marine Lieutenant: Operation Branding Iron 2.1A”. Marine Veteran Donny O’Malley began writing a blog when he was in the Wounded Warrior Regiment which struck home with other Marines. He continued his writing and turned it …

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U.S. on alert for potential terror attacks around Independence Day http://usmclife.com/2015/06/u-s-on-alert-for-potential-terror-attacks-around-independence-day/ http://usmclife.com/2015/06/u-s-on-alert-for-potential-terror-attacks-around-independence-day/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:48:41 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=15668 Share New York, June 30 (ANI): The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has reportedly set up command centres across the United States to monitor any potential terror threats around its Independence Day on July 4, a federal law enforcement source said. The source added that while no credible, specific threats surrounding the holiday had been …

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U.S. Troops face eating, drinking restrictions during Ramadan? http://usmclife.com/2015/06/u-s-troops-face-eating-drinking-restrictions-during-ramadan/ http://usmclife.com/2015/06/u-s-troops-face-eating-drinking-restrictions-during-ramadan/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:36:33 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=15664 ShareDuring the 30-day religious celebration of Ramadan, those in Muslim countries, even those not practicing the religion, are expected to obey laws restricting eating, drinking, and using tobacco in public. As a testament to their faith, Muslims do not eat or drink anything from sunrise to sunset. According to The Weekly Standard, one of the top …

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