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Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
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Barracks News
"8th and I" Marching Pipeline

By Lance Cpl. Gunnar Welch | January 23, 2015

As spectators leave a Sunset Parade on a sizzling summer Tuesday night or an Evening Parade on a MORE
Barracks Marines get back in the saddle

By Lance Cpl. Christian Varney | January 16, 2015

After the holiday season,Marines are coming back from leave and getting back to work. This is a MORE
Preparing for parade season: Ceremonial Drill School

By Lance Cpl. Christian Varney | January 9, 2015

Parades at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., are phenomenal.It takes an enormous amount of MORE
Unit Leaders

Sgt. Maj. Joseph Gray
Sergeant Major

Lt. Col. Justin S. Dunne
Executive Officer

Col. Benjamin T. Watson
Commanding Officer

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.