Being a Marine

Life in
the Corps

The life of a Marine can take many forms—each with their own unique place in a proud heritage.

Every Day a Marine

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The daily life of a Marine can change rapidly, but one thing remains the same—winning battles as part of an elite warrior force.

Long form video showcases athletics,  activities, educational opportunities and more available to Marines.
Long form video showcases athletics,  activities, educational opportunities and more available to Marines.

The daily life of a Marine can change rapidly, but one thing remains the same—winning battles as part of an elite warrior force.

  • Committed to Every Battle

    Whether the battle requires a fight for self-mastery, our communities or the nation, within every Marine, lies the courage to fight and the will to win. See how Captain Ashley McMillan, Captain Reinalyn Golino and Captains Mika’il & Salahudin Ali, twin brothers, tap into a warrior spirit unique to every Marine who fights for our nation.

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    Committed to Every Battle

    Whether the battle requires a fight for self-mastery, our communities or the nation, within every Marine, lies the courage to fight and the will to win. See how Captain Ashley McMillan, Captain Reinalyn Golino and Captains Mika’il & Salahudin Ali, twin brothers, tap into a warrior spirit unique to every Marine who fights for our nation.

  • Captain Ashley McMillan

    See how Captain Ashley McMillan’s distinct fighting spirit helps her overcome the challenges she faces.

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    Captain McMillan
    Captain McMillan
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    Captain Ashley McMillan

    See how Captain Ashley McMillan’s distinct fighting spirit helps her overcome the challenges she faces.

  • Captains Mika’il & Salahudin Ali

    Twin brothers Captains Mika’il and Salahudin Ali are driven by the challenges they face — and defined by the battles they win.

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    Captains Mika'il & Salahudin Ali
    Captains Mika'il & Salahudin Ali
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    Captains Mika’il & Salahudin Ali

    Twin brothers Captains Mika’il and Salahudin Ali are driven by the challenges they face — and defined by the battles they win.

  • Captain Reinalyn Golino

    Whether on the high school gridiron or leading Marines, Capt Golino’s story exemplifies battles won.

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    Captain Reinalyn Golino
    Captain Reinalyn Golino
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    Captain Reinalyn Golino

    Whether on the high school gridiron or leading Marines, Capt Golino’s story exemplifies battles won.

​Marine Fit.Battle Ready.

While there are many important aspects to being a Marine, holding a high standard of physical fitness is one of the many requirements necessary to be ready for battle.

Winning Battles Together

Long form video of the amenities available to Marines and their families on a Marine Corps base.

A Marine’s role is to fight for our nation's safety, and they do it with the love and support of their families and the people they're fighting for. See how life for families on base can be hugely rewarding as they support one another through the challenges.

Long form video of the amenities available to Marines and their families on a Marine Corps base.

A Marine’s role is to fight for our nation's safety, and they do it with the love and support of their families and the people they're fighting for. See how life for families on base can be hugely rewarding as they support one another through the challenges.

Ready for Battle—Anywhere.

Marines are ready to fight at a moment’s notice because they are stationed at locations all over the world. Their life abroad offers ample opportunities to gain combat experience and further their education in specialties that help the Corps win battles across the globe.

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    The Battles Abroad

    The unique stories and experiences Marines share on deployment demonstrate the bond that comes from supporting and protecting the world’s communities.

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    The Battles Abroad

    The unique stories and experiences Marines share on deployment demonstrate the bond that comes from supporting and protecting the world’s communities.

    Click through and explore Marine stories.

  • Video details actions of several Marines in Afghanistan as well as what to expect from a deployment.
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    Afghanistan

    See how Marines deployed in Afghanistan overcame the challenges of rebuilding a wartorn city while battling and defeating insurgents.

    Video details actions of several Marines in Afghanistan as well as what to expect from a deployment.
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    Afghanistan

    See how Marines deployed in Afghanistan overcame the challenges of rebuilding a wartorn city while battling and defeating insurgents.

  • Video details actions following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti when more than 2,200 Marines arrived to help restore order, rebuild hospitals and deliver critical aid.
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    Haiti

    See how Marines found ways to help rebuild Haitian communities after the devastating earthquake of 2010.

    Video details actions following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti when more than 2,200 Marines arrived to help restore order, rebuild hospitals and deliver critical aid.
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    Haiti

    See how Marines found ways to help rebuild Haitian communities after the devastating earthquake of 2010.

  • Video details Marine actions moments following devastating earthquakes and tsunamis that struck Japan in 2011.
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    Japan

    Marines responded to the devastating earthquakes and tsunamis that struck Japan in 2011. 

    Video details Marine actions moments following devastating earthquakes and tsunamis that struck Japan in 2011.
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    Japan

    Marines responded to the devastating earthquakes and tsunamis that struck Japan in 2011.