Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

 

Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
U.S. Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., conduct pass in review during the evening parade, May 13, 2016. Evening parades are held as a means of honoring senior officials, distinguished citizens and supporters of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Stephon L. McRae/ Released)
Evening Parade
U.S. Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., conduct pass in review during the evening parade, May 13, 2016. Evening parades are held as a means of honoring senior officials, distinguished citizens and supporters of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Stephon L. McRae/ Released)
Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., pose for a photo during the Friday Evening Parade, May 13, 2016. The guest of honor for the parade was the Honorable Frank Kendall, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, and the hosting official was Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., assistant commandant of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
MBW Evening Parade
Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., pose for a photo during the Friday Evening Parade, May 13, 2016. The guest of honor for the parade was the Honorable Frank Kendall, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, and the hosting official was Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., assistant commandant of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., support a full honors funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 5, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
MBW Supports A Full Honors Funeral
Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., support a full honors funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 5, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
160508-F-WU507-152: The U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., performs during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Invictus Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla., May 8, 2016.  The 2016 Invictus Games officially kicked off with the ceremony and 15 nations will compete over the next five days in multiple adaptive sports events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace/RELEASED)
Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Invictus Games
160508-F-WU507-152: The U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., performs during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Invictus Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla., May 8, 2016. The 2016 Invictus Games officially kicked off with the ceremony and 15 nations will compete over the next five days in multiple adaptive sports events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace/RELEASED)
Marines from at Marine Barracks Washington,D.C., perform during the Friends and Family Evening Parade, D.C., April 29, 2016. The guest of honor for the evening was Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, and the hosting official was Col. Benjamin T. Watson, commanding officer, MBW.(Official Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Coleman/Released)
Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Friends and Family Evening Parade
Marines from at Marine Barracks Washington,D.C., perform during the Friends and Family Evening Parade, D.C., April 29, 2016. The guest of honor for the evening was Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, and the hosting official was Col. Benjamin T. Watson, commanding officer, MBW.(Official Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Coleman/Released)
U.S. Marine with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., speak to guests prior to the evening parade, May 13, 2016. Evening parades are held as a means of honoring senior officials, distinguished citizens and supporters of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha K. Draughon/ Released)
Evening Parade
U.S. Marine with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., speak to guests prior to the evening parade, May 13, 2016. Evening parades are held as a means of honoring senior officials, distinguished citizens and supporters of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha K. Draughon/ Released)
U.S. Marines with the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, perform during the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., May 13, 2016. Evening parades are held as a means of honoring senior officials, distinguished citizens and supporters of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Stephon L. McRae/ Released)
Evening Parade
U.S. Marines with the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, perform during the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., May 13, 2016. Evening parades are held as a means of honoring senior officials, distinguished citizens and supporters of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Stephon L. McRae/ Released)
The Silent Drill Platoon performs during the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., May 13, 2016. The guest of honor for the parade was the Honorable Frank Kendall, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, and the hosting official was Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., assistant commandant of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
MBW Evening Parade
The Silent Drill Platoon performs during the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., May 13, 2016. The guest of honor for the parade was the Honorable Frank Kendall, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, and the hosting official was Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., assistant commandant of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
U.S. Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., march on the colors during the evening parade, May 13, 2016. Evening parades are held as a means of honoring senior officials, distinguished citizens and supporters of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Stephon L. McRae/ Released)
Evening Parade
U.S. Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., march on the colors during the evening parade, May 13, 2016. Evening parades are held as a means of honoring senior officials, distinguished citizens and supporters of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Stephon L. McRae/ Released)
U.S. Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. conduct a pass in review during the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., May 13, 2016. Evening parades are held as a means of honoring senior officials, distinguished citizens and supporters of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha K. Draughon/ Released)
Evening Parade
U.S. Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. conduct a pass in review during the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., May 13, 2016. Evening parades are held as a means of honoring senior officials, distinguished citizens and supporters of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha K. Draughon/ Released)
Monthly Retrospect

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Welcome Aboard Information

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Barracks News
Unit Leaders

Sgt. Maj. Joseph Gray
Sergeant Major
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Lt. Col. Justin S. Dunne
Executive Officer
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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 second 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.