The every part of the marine corps down to colors, and symbols have a history behind it, interesting history too. To be part of the history you must become a marine. The life of a Marine starts in the D.E.P. where preparing your self physically and mentally, by working out, studying knowledge, and start acting more like a marine. You go to boot camp when the date approaches that was set while in the D.E.P., then you will be a marine. Once your a marine you get trained hard to be a riflemen in combat training, and how to do your job in job training. The fun hows now began, you start doing your job on the base your stationed at, and work hard every day except when on occasional leave, until your contract ends, then you can reenlist without going through boot camp again, or retire.