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Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
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Barracks News
Perks of the Job

By Lance Cpl. Gunnar Welch | October 08, 2014

For the ceremonial marchers of Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.’s Alpha Company, the long hours of MORE
2014 Parade Season Ends, MCI's Mission Endures

By Capt. Jeff Clement | October 01, 2014

When taps sounded at the end of the final 2014 Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, MORE
Guard Company Trains for Unique Mission

By Lance Cpl. Corbett Ferguson | October 01, 2014

For the Marines of Guard Company, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. their mission of providing MORE
Unit Leaders

Sgt. Maj. Angela M. Maness
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 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.