Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

 

Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
U.S. Marines with Marine Barracks Washington(MBW) fire the canons during an evening parade in MBW, D.C., July 24, 2015. Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., 36th commandant of the Marine Corps, was the official host and Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of Naval Operations, was the guest of honor. The Evening Parade summer tradition began in 1934, and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Drumand Bugle Corps alongside two marching companies. More than 3,500 guests attend the parade every week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex A. Quiles/ Released)
evening parade
U.S. Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. fire the cannons during an evening parade there., July 24, 2015. Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., 36th commandant of the Marine Corps, was the official host and Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of Naval Operations, was the guest of honor. The Evening Parade summer tradition began in 1934, and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Drumand Bugle Corps alongside two marching companies. More than 3,500 guests attend the parade every week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex A. Quiles/ Released)
The Honor Guard stands at ceremonial at ease after an honors ceremony at the Home of the Commandants in Washington, D.C., July 27, 2015.  During the ceremony Congressman Robert Wittman from the 1st Congressional District of Virginia, was named an Honorary Marine by Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps, for his extensive support of wounded warriors and his contributions to ensuring the readiness and care of active duty Marines and their families. We wanted to recognize Congressman Wittman tonight because of what he’s done for our wounded warriors behind the scenes, said Dunford. It hasn’t been with fanfare, it’s been because of his compassionate leadership. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christian Varney/Released)
Honorary Marine - Earned never given
The Honor Guard stands at ceremonial at ease after an honors ceremony at the Home of the Commandants in Washington, D.C., July 27, 2015. During the ceremony Congressman Robert Wittman from the 1st Congressional District of Virginia, was named an Honorary Marine by Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps, for his extensive support of wounded warriors and his contributions to ensuring the readiness and care of active duty Marines and their families. We wanted to recognize Congressman Wittman tonight because of what he’s done for our wounded warriors behind the scenes, said Dunford. It hasn’t been with fanfare, it’s been because of his compassionate leadership. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christian Varney/Released)
A member of the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps speaks with midshipmen after a Battle Color Detachment show at the U.S. Naval Academy, July 23, 2015. The Battle Color Ceremony features the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, the Silent Drill Platoon and the Marine Corps Color Guard. All are attached to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. These Marines appear in hundreds of ceremonies annually across the country and abroad. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Skye A. Davis/Released)
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A member of the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps speaks with midshipmen after a Battle Color Detachment show at the U.S. Naval Academy, July 23, 2015. The Battle Color Ceremony features the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, the Silent Drill Platoon and the Marine Corps Color Guard. All are attached to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. These Marines appear in hundreds of ceremonies annually across the country and abroad. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Skye A. Davis/Released)
Marines of the dignified transfer teams rehearse the sequence of the solemn march at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., July 24, 2015. Unlike the body bearers, who take on the solemn duty of laying fallen Marines to their final resting place, the dignified Dover transfer teams are assigned the honorable task of bringing those Marines home. (U.S. Marine Corps Photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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Marines of the dignified transfer teams rehearse the sequence of the solemn march at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., July 24, 2015. Unlike the body bearers, who take on the solemn duty of laying fallen Marines to their final resting place, the dignified Dover transfer teams are assigned the honorable task of bringing those Marines home. (U.S. Marine Corps Photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps performs during a Tuesday Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., July 21, 2015. The guest of honor for the Sunset Parade was Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer and the hosting official for that same parade was Lt Gen. Mark A. Brilakis, deputy commandant of Manpower and Reserve Affairs. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christian Varney/Released)
Tuesday Sunset Parade
The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps performs during a Tuesday Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., July 21, 2015. The guest of honor for the Sunset Parade was Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer and the hosting official for that same parade was Lt Gen. Mark A. Brilakis, deputy commandant of Manpower and Reserve Affairs. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christian Varney/Released)
The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. and Congressman Robert Wittman render honors during a backyard ceremony, July 27, 2015. During the honors ceremony at the Home of the Commandants in Washington, D.C., Wittman from the 1st Congressional District of Virginia, was named an Honorary Marine by Dunford for his extensive support of wounded warriors and his contributions to ensuring the readiness and care of active duty Marines and their families. We wanted to recognize Congressman Wittman tonight because of what he’s done for our wounded warriors behind the scenes, said Dunford. It hasn’t been with fanfare, it’s been because of his compassionate leadership. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christian Varney/Released)
Honorary Marine - Earned never given
The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. and Congressman Robert Wittman render honors during a backyard ceremony, July 27, 2015. During the honors ceremony at the Home of the Commandants in Washington, D.C., Wittman from the 1st Congressional District of Virginia, was named an Honorary Marine by Dunford for his extensive support of wounded warriors and his contributions to ensuring the readiness and care of active duty Marines and their families. We wanted to recognize Congressman Wittman tonight because of what he’s done for our wounded warriors behind the scenes, said Dunford. It hasn’t been with fanfare, it’s been because of his compassionate leadership. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christian Varney/Released)
U.S. Marines with Marine Barracks Washington color guard present colors during an evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 24, 2015. The Evening Parade summer tradition began in 1934, and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps alongside two marching companies. More than 3,500 guests attend the parade every week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha K. Draughon/ Released)
July 24 Evening Parade
U.S. Marines with Marine Barracks Washington color guard present colors during an evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 24, 2015. The Evening Parade summer tradition began in 1934, and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps alongside two marching companies. More than 3,500 guests attend the parade every week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha K. Draughon/ Released)
Members of the Silent Drill Platoon perform during a Battle Color Detachment show at the U.S. Naval Academy, July 23, 2015. The Battle Color Ceremony features the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, the Silent Drill Platoon and the Marine Corps Color Guard. All are attached to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. These Marines appear in hundreds of ceremonies annually across the country and abroad. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Skye A. Davis/Released)
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Members of the Silent Drill Platoon perform during a Battle Color Detachment show at the U.S. Naval Academy, July 23, 2015. The Battle Color Ceremony features the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, the Silent Drill Platoon and the Marine Corps Color Guard. All are attached to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. These Marines appear in hundreds of ceremonies annually across the country and abroad. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Skye A. Davis/Released)
Marines from Alpha Company, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., perform during a Tuesday Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., July 21, 2015. The guest of honor for the Sunset Parade was Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer and the hosting official for that same parade was Lt Gen. Mark A. Brilakis, deputy commandant of Manpower and Reserve Affairs. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christian Varney/Released)
Tuesday Sunset Parade
Marines from Alpha Company, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., perform during a Tuesday Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., July 21, 2015. The guest of honor for the Sunset Parade was Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer and the hosting official for that same parade was Lt Gen. Mark A. Brilakis, deputy commandant of Manpower and Reserve Affairs. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christian Varney/Released)
The Silent Drill Platoon performs during a Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 24, 2015. The guest of honor for the Evening Parade was Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, and the hosting official for that same parade was Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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The Silent Drill Platoon performs during a Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 24, 2015. The guest of honor for the Evening Parade was Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, and the hosting official for that same parade was Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
U.S. Marines with the Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps perform during an evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 24, 2015. The Evening Parade summer tradition began in 1934, and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps alongside two marching companies. More than 3,500 guests attend the parade every week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha K. Draughon/ Released)
July 24 Evening Parade
U.S. Marines with the Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps perform during an evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 24, 2015. The Evening Parade summer tradition began in 1934, and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps alongside two marching companies. More than 3,500 guests attend the parade every week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha K. Draughon/ Released)
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Barracks News
Honorary Marine - Earned never given

By Capt. Diann Rosenfeld | July 28, 2015

The moment the Marine Corps Band finished playing, “Admiral’s March,” the Marines from Company A, MORE
Bringing Home Our Own

By | July 28, 2015

Marines often talk about coming home to their loved ones, seeing the beautiful faces of the MORE
Ultimate Tactical Athlete

By Cpl. Skye Davis | July 16, 2015

More than 20 Marines competed in the first High IntensityTactical Training athlete competition MORE
Unit Leaders

Sgt. Maj. Joseph Gray
Sergeant Major
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Lt. Col. Justin S. Dunne
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Col. Benjamin T. Watson
Commanding Officer
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Mission
Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., also known as "8th & I," is the oldest active post in the Marine Corps. It was founded by President Thomas Jefferson and Lt. Col. William Ward Burrows, the third commandant of the Marine Corps, in 1801.

Located on the corners of 8th & I Streets in southeast Washington, D.C., the Barracks supports both ceremonial and security missions in the nation's capital.

The Barracks is home to many nationally recognized units, including the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Marine Band, the official Marine Corps Color Guard, and the Marine Corps Body Bearers. It is also the site of the Home of the Commandants, which, along with the Barracks, is a registered national historic landmark.