Daily Life

Being a Marine is a full-time commitment, as those who earn our title are expected to conduct themselves in a manner befitting of a Marine at all times. But this doesn't mean Marines are constantly locked at attention. Here you can explore the side of Marine life that exists outside of formation, where with friends and family, Marines are able to enjoy the way of life they help to defend.

Life outside of formation

Being a Marine is a full-time commitment, as those who earn our title are expected to conduct themselves in a manner befitting of a Marine at all times. But, this doesn't mean Marines are constantly locked at attention.

Marine Fit. Mission Ready.

Between the sun coming up and the bugle playing morning colors, it is the sound of runners yelling cadence that fills Marine bases and stations. In the Marine Corps, PT (Physical Training) is a ritual practiced by all, as commitment to fitness is just part of being a Marine. Regularly scheduled physical exercise ensures Marines are able to meet the physical demands of their missions.

Off-the-Clock Opportunities

Marines are exceptional warriors because they continually seek self-improvement, both while on duty and afterwards. The success of so many missions depends on the judgment of Marines, and Marines enhance that judgment by consistently gaining more knowledge. Because the best warrior is a smart warrior, the Marine Corps provides Marines with advanced opportunities to continue their education. Find out more about how the Marine Corps invests in its Marines.