USMC Life http://usmclife.com A community page for everything Marine Corps. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:36:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 House Republicans advance plan for security funding extensionhttp://usmclife.com/2015/02/house-republicans-advance-plan-for-security-funding-extension/ http://usmclife.com/2015/02/house-republicans-advance-plan-for-security-funding-extension/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:36:10 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14551 Share(Reuters) – A Republican bill to provide a three-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security cleared a procedural hurdle in the House of Representatives on Friday, indicating support for final passage in the chamber. The House voted 240-183 along strict party lines to approve a procedural rule that allows a vote on the …

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Roger Williams Introduces Chris Kyle Medal of Honor Acthttp://usmclife.com/2015/02/roger-williams-introduces-chris-kyle-medal-of-honor-act/ http://usmclife.com/2015/02/roger-williams-introduces-chris-kyle-medal-of-honor-act/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:12:23 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14549 Share WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today introduced the Chris Kyle Medal of Honor Act, a bill that would authorize and request the president to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to Navy Seal Christopher Scott Kyle for acts of valor during Operation Iraqi Freedom. “Chris gave the ultimate sacrifice and served his …

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Marines Conduct Mock Air Raidhttp://usmclife.com/2015/02/marines-conduct-mock-air-raid/ http://usmclife.com/2015/02/marines-conduct-mock-air-raid/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:00:33 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14308 Share Marines and Sailors with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment worked alongside U.S. Army aviation to conduct a mock air raid and assault at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex as part of KMEP 15-15 Share

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Man Convicted in Death of ‘American Sniper’http://usmclife.com/2015/02/man-convicted-in-death-of-american-sniper/ http://usmclife.com/2015/02/man-convicted-in-death-of-american-sniper/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:00:34 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14541 Share‘I took care of business, and then I got in the truck and left’ STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of the “American Sniper” author and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis. …

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Baghdad bombings kill 37http://usmclife.com/2015/02/baghdad-bombings-kill-37/ http://usmclife.com/2015/02/baghdad-bombings-kill-37/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:07:00 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14536 ShareBaghdad: A wave of bomb attacks around Baghdad killed 37 people and wounded dozens more on Tuesday, as at least seven explosions struck in or near the Iraqi capital, police and medical sources said. In the deadliest incidents, 24 people were killed in two blasts in Jisr Diyala district, southeast of the city. The sources …

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Lawmaker, American legion head ‘disappointed’ in VA secretary for misstating military servicehttp://usmclife.com/2015/02/lawmaker-american-legion-head-disappointed-in-va-secretary-for-misstating-military-service/ http://usmclife.com/2015/02/lawmaker-american-legion-head-disappointed-in-va-secretary-for-misstating-military-service/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:45:10 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14533 ShareBy MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald drew expressions of disappointment but no demand for his resignation Tuesday, one day after he apologized for erroneously claiming he served in the military’s special forces. “A lie is a lie,” said Michael Helm, national commander of the American Legion, the largest …

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70 years ago, Marines raise flag on Iwo Jimahttp://usmclife.com/2015/02/70-years-ago-marines-raise-flag-on-iwo-jima/ http://usmclife.com/2015/02/70-years-ago-marines-raise-flag-on-iwo-jima/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:34:56 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14522 ShareEDITOR’S NOTE — On Feb. 23, 1945, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal took a photograph that would become one of the most recognizable and reproduced images in history. It showed five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising an American flag atop Mount Suribachi during the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima. Seventy years after …

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Philippine court enters not guilty plea for US Marinehttp://usmclife.com/2015/02/philippine-court-enters-not-guilty-plea-us-marine/ http://usmclife.com/2015/02/philippine-court-enters-not-guilty-plea-us-marine/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 02:57:32 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14515 ShareMANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court entered a not guilty plea Monday for a U.S. Marine charged with murdering a transgender Filipino, allegedly after he discovered her gender when they checked into a hotel. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton refused to enter a plea in the brief proceeding in a court in Olongapo city …

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Marine who vanished in Iraq found guilty of desertion, gets 2 yearshttp://usmclife.com/2015/02/marine-vanished-iraq-found-guilty-desertion-gets-2-years/ http://usmclife.com/2015/02/marine-vanished-iraq-found-guilty-desertion-gets-2-years/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 02:16:30 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14507 ShareRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Marine who vanished a decade ago in Iraq was convicted Monday of desertion for leaving his post there and then fleeing to Lebanon after a brief return to the U.S. The judge at Camp Lejeune, Marine Maj. Nicholas Martz, ruled in a bench trial that Cpl. Wassef Hassoun was …

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Welcome to the MEU: Underwater Egress Traininghttp://usmclife.com/2015/02/welcome-meu-underwater-egress-training/ http://usmclife.com/2015/02/welcome-meu-underwater-egress-training/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:00:55 +0000 http://usmclife.com/?p=14305 Share Get out your diving gear and get ready to make a splash with underwater egress training in this episode of “Welcome to the MEU”. Share

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