USMC Life http://usmclife.com A community page for everything Marine Corps. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:14:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 36th Commandant General Dunford’s Message to all Marines http://usmclife.com/2014/10/36th-commandant-general-dunfords-message-marines/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/36th-commandant-general-dunfords-message-marines/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:08:43 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13467 ShareMarines, I am truly honored and humbled to serve as your Commandant. I’d like to begin my tenure by thanking General and Mrs. Amos for their four decades of extraordinary service and commitment. They transition to the next phase of their lives with the admiration, appreciation, and affection of all Marines and their families. The …

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Tricare for Kids: A Response by Kids Stakeholders Coalition http://usmclife.com/2014/10/tricare-kids-response-kids-stakeholders-coalition/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/tricare-kids-response-kids-stakeholders-coalition/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:42:11 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13457 ShareInitial Response: “Study on Health Care and Related Support for Children of Members of the Armed Forces” September 2014 BACKGROUND On July 15, the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, the Honorable Jessica L. Wright, submitted a Report analyzing pediatric health care coverage under TRICARE to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees. The …

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Marine Survives Sniper Headshot By Inches In Afghanistan http://usmclife.com/2014/10/marine-survives-sniper-headshot-inches-afghanistan/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/marine-survives-sniper-headshot-inches-afghanistan/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:35:00 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13452 ShareThis video has gone viral and shows footage of a Marine peering out from behind cover. The Marine survives a non-fatal headshot by Taliban sniper in Afghanistan. Luckily the bullet only hit his helmet and didnt caused fatal damages. His other squadmembers also had luck the bullet didnt hit one of them. Notable is how calm …

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Happy Birthday Marine Corps: Celebrate at the USMC Ball http://usmclife.com/2014/10/happy-birthday-marine-corps-celebrate-usmc-ball/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/happy-birthday-marine-corps-celebrate-usmc-ball/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:41:32 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13447 ShareThis year the Corps will be celebrating 239 years — Marine Corps, you’ve still got it and you’re looking good. Where will you be celebrating your USMC Birthday? Check out our tribute to all of those who earned the title Marine and some famous folks you may not know were Marines as well. Semper Fi. …

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Here’s What What Happened When NASA Simulated A Marine Helicopter Crash http://usmclife.com/2014/10/heres-happened-nasa-simulated-marine-helicopter-crash/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/heres-happened-nasa-simulated-marine-helicopter-crash/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:31:53 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13444 ShareResearchers and military representatives met up at the Langley’s Landing and Impact Research facility along with national and international government agencies to do something that has been in the works for three years… they’re going to drop a Marine helicopter 30 feet to the ground. The NASA drop test featured a Boeing CH-46 fuselage outfitted with: 13 …

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Drum Battle Between the US Marine Corps and their Korean Counterparts http://usmclife.com/2014/10/drum-battle-us-marine-corps-korean-counterparts/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/drum-battle-us-marine-corps-korean-counterparts/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 04:58:43 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13407 Share Drum Battle: III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) Band vs. Republic of Korea (ROK) Army Band Check our these servicemembers having a bit of fun with this drum-battle between the III Marine Expeditionary Force band out or Okinawa, Japan and the Republic of Korea. In the end, it’s declared a tie — but we …

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How to Stop Your Phone From Tracking and Showing Where You Are http://usmclife.com/2014/10/stop-phone-sending-signals/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/stop-phone-sending-signals/#comments Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:00:31 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13414 ShareIf you are on Facebook, you may not know that you are sending our signals from your mobile device which tells others where exactly you are. Yes. You read that right, they can track your GPS location 24/7, and let others know exactly where you are and you probably don’t know that you’re doing it. …

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Paving the way: Montford Point Marine widow accepts Congressional Gold Medal http://usmclife.com/2014/10/paving-way-montford-point-marine-widow-accepts-congressional-gold-medal/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/paving-way-montford-point-marine-widow-accepts-congressional-gold-medal/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:00:10 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13399 ShareStory by Sgt. Marcy Sanchez PORT ROYAL, S.C. – African-American service in the United States military can be traced back to the country’s inception. It wasn’t until the twentieth century that service members were truly integrated in military units. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802 permitting African-American recruitment in the Marine …

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Marine Makes MMA Debut http://usmclife.com/2014/10/marine-makes-mma-debut/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/marine-makes-mma-debut/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 19:45:49 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13396 ShareStory by Lance Cpl. Ian Leones NEW ORLEANS – Sitting backstage at the Patterson Civic Center in Louisiana, minutes before his debut mixed martial arts fight, John Zimmer kept his nerves down by cracking jokes. “If I win this fight, I just want the other guy to know that he got beaten up by a …

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Kelly: Southcom Keeps Watch on Ebola Situation http://usmclife.com/2014/10/kelly-southcom-keeps-watch-ebola-situation/ http://usmclife.com/2014/10/kelly-southcom-keeps-watch-ebola-situation/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 04:54:57 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=13391 ShareBy Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014 – The potential spread of Ebola into Central and Southern America is a real possibility, the commander of U.S. Southern Command told an audience at the National Defense University here yesterday. “By the end of the year, there’s supposed to be 1.4 million …

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