Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

 

Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
Maj. Gen. Michael Regner, staff director of Headquarters Marine Corps, shakes hands with Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, during his retirement ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., Feb. 1, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Retirement Ceremony Honoring Maj. Gen. Michael Regner
Maj. Gen. Michael Regner, staff director of Headquarters Marine Corps, shakes hands with Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, during his retirement ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., Feb. 1, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Lance Cpl. Christopher W. Weddington, assistant drill master trains students at the Silent Drill School on Joint Base Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 2016. Each year from November to March the Silent Drill Platoon conducts Silent Drill School to hand-select new Marines for the upcoming parade season.  The selection process is conducted by Marines from previous years to identify Marines who will represent, on the parade deck, the professionalism associated with the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Training The Next Up-and-Coming
Lance Cpl. Christopher W. Weddington, assistant drill master trains students at the Silent Drill School on Joint Base Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 2016. Each year from November to March the Silent Drill Platoon conducts Silent Drill School to hand-select new Marines for the upcoming parade season. The selection process is conducted by Marines from previous years to identify Marines who will represent, on the parade deck, the professionalism associated with the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., stand at ceremonial at ease during a funeral for a Vietnam War and Marine Corps veteran at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 26, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., stand at ceremonial at ease during a funeral for a Vietnam War and Marine Corps veteran at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 26, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., present arms during the funeral for a Vietnam War and Marine Corps veteran at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 26, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., present arms during the funeral for a Vietnam War and Marine Corps veteran at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 26, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Gunnery Sgt. Andrew Groneman, funeral director at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., presents an empty casing from the firing party’s three-shot volley to a family member of a Vietnam War and Marine Corps veteran, during his funeral at  Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 26, 2016. Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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Gunnery Sgt. Andrew Groneman, funeral director at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., presents an empty casing from the firing party’s three-shot volley to a family member of a Vietnam War and Marine Corps veteran, during his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 26, 2016. Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Snow falls on Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. during a snowstorm that dropped more than a foot of snow on the nation's capital, Jan. 23, 2016. (Courtesy photo by Janet Watson/Released)
Snow Day
Snow falls on Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. during a snowstorm that dropped more than a foot of snow on the nation's capital, Jan. 23, 2016. (Courtesy photo by Janet Watson/Released)
The Chief of Protocol of the United States, Ambassador Peter A. Selfridge escorts the Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Bligh Turnbull during an Armed Forces Full Honor Cordon at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 18, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Mulderick/Released)
Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Bligh Turnbull arrival
The Chief of Protocol of the United States, Ambassador Peter A. Selfridge escorts the Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Bligh Turnbull during an Armed Forces Full Honor Cordon at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 18, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Mulderick/Released)
Marines from Bravo Company inspect their M1 Grand rifles prior to their training for the upcoming parade season, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Jan. 5, 2016. (Official Marine Corps Photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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Marines from Bravo Company inspect their M1 Grand rifles prior to their training for the upcoming parade season, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Jan. 5, 2016. (Official Marine Corps Photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
From the left, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter, Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull and Joint Force Headquarters-National Capitol Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington Commanding General Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker approach the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 18, 2016, in Arlington, Va. Turnbull laid the wreath during a two-day visit to Washington, D.C. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)
Prime Minister of Australia lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery
From the left, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter, Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull and Joint Force Headquarters-National Capitol Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington Commanding General Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker approach the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 18, 2016, in Arlington, Va. Turnbull laid the wreath during a two-day visit to Washington, D.C. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)
Family members pin master gunnery sergeant rank on Master Gunnery Sgt. Leonard Spain, funeral director, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., during his promotion ceremony in Crawford Hall, Jan. 1, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
The New Senior Enlisted of the "Oldest Post"
Family members pin master gunnery sergeant rank on Master Gunnery Sgt. Leonard Spain, funeral director, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., during his promotion ceremony in Crawford Hall, Jan. 1, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., conduct morning colors, Jan. 11, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
A Day On Duty
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., conduct morning colors, Jan. 11, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
John A. Jones, an engineering technician with the maintenance section of Headquarters and Service Company, shakes hands with Col. Benjamin T. Watson, commanding officer of Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., after receiving a Certificate of Appreciation, Jan. 7, 2016. The ceremony commemorates more than 40 years of Jones’ dedicated government services. (Official Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Certficate of Appreciation
John A. Jones, an engineering technician with the maintenance section of Headquarters and Service Company, shakes hands with Col. Benjamin T. Watson, commanding officer of Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., after receiving a Certificate of Appreciation, Jan. 7, 2016. The ceremony commemorates more than 40 years of Jones’ dedicated government services. (Official Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Marines from Alpha and Guard Companies, participate in the intramural Flag Football Championship at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Annex field, Jan. 7, 2016. Annually, six companies throughout the Barracks will enter a team to participate in this event. The champions of this year’s game were the Marines from A Co. (Official Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
MBW Intramural Flag Football Championship
Marines from Alpha and Guard Companies, participate in the intramural Flag Football Championship at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Annex field, Jan. 7, 2016. Annually, six companies throughout the Barracks will enter a team to participate in this event. The champions of this year’s game were the Marines from A Co. (Official Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Service members and attendees wait for the start of a full honors wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Jan. 18, 2016, in Arlington, Va. Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull laid the wreath at the Tomb. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)
Prime Minister of Australia lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery
Service members and attendees wait for the start of a full honors wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Jan. 18, 2016, in Arlington, Va. Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull laid the wreath at the Tomb. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)
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Barracks News
Training the Next Up-and-Coming

By | February 5, 2016

 Established in 1948, the Silent Drill Platoon is one of theMarine Corps’ most iconic organizations. MORE
Protocol: Coordinators of the Barracks

By Cpl. Chi Nguyen | January 19, 2016

Tucked away at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. lies the protocoloffice; responsible for tasks that MORE
Behind the Scenes

By Cpl. Skye Davis | December 16, 2015

One of the more iconic units at the Barracks is the UnitedStates Marine Band. Although they are MORE
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.