Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

 

Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
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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. Marines from Marine Barracks Washington D.C., fire a three-volley salute during retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Earl E. Anderson’s funeral in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., March 31, 2016. Anderson was the first active duty Marine Naval Aviator to be promoted to a four-star rank, and he became the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps on April 1, 1972. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Paul A. Ochoa/Released)
Gen. Anderson's Funeral
U.S. Marines from Marine Barracks Washington D.C., fire a three-volley salute during retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Earl E. Anderson’s funeral in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., March 31, 2016. Anderson was the first active duty Marine Naval Aviator to be promoted to a four-star rank, and he became the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps on April 1, 1972. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Paul A. Ochoa/Released)
The Silent Drill Platoon performs during the Friends and Family Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, 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 Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. Friends and Family Evening Parade
The Silent Drill Platoon performs during the Friends and Family Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, 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 Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
A flag bearer from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C, stands at attention during the funeral for Medal of Honor Recipient, Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr. (USMCR), at Quantico National Cemetery, Va., April 22, 2016. According to Cafferata’s Medal of Honor award citation, on Nov. 28, 1950 while serving as a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Cafferata’s fortitude, great personal valor, and dauntless perseverance in the face of almost certain death, saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines and contributed essentially to the success achieved by his company in maintaining its defensive position against tremendous odds. Cafferata passed away, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Fair Winds and Following Seas | Medal of Honor Recipient Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata
A flag bearer from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C, stands at attention during the funeral for Medal of Honor Recipient, Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr. (USMCR), at Quantico National Cemetery, Va., April 22, 2016. According to Cafferata’s Medal of Honor award citation, on Nov. 28, 1950 while serving as a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Cafferata’s fortitude, great personal valor, and dauntless perseverance in the face of almost certain death, saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines and contributed essentially to the success achieved by his company in maintaining its defensive position against tremendous odds. Cafferata passed away, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
The parade staff conducts eyes right during the Friends and Family Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, 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 Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. Friends and Family Evening Parade
The parade staff conducts eyes right during the Friends and Family Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, 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 Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Body Bearers from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. fold a flag during a funeral for Medal of Honor Recipient, Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr., (USMCR) at Quantico National Cemetery, Va. April 22, 2016. According to Cafferata’s Medal of Honor award citation, on Nov. 28, 1950 while serving as a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Cafferata’s fortitude, great personal valor, and dauntless perseverance in the face of almost certain death, saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines and contributed essentially to the success achieved by his company in maintaining its defensive position against tremendous odds. Cafferata passed away, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Fair Winds and Following Seas | Medal of Honor Recipient Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata
Body Bearers from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. fold a flag during a funeral for Medal of Honor Recipient, Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr., (USMCR) at Quantico National Cemetery, Va. April 22, 2016. According to Cafferata’s Medal of Honor award citation, on Nov. 28, 1950 while serving as a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Cafferata’s fortitude, great personal valor, and dauntless perseverance in the face of almost certain death, saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines and contributed essentially to the success achieved by his company in maintaining its defensive position against tremendous odds. Cafferata passed away, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
The United States Marine Band and United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps perform during the Friends and Family Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, 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
The United States Marine Band and United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps perform during the Friends and Family Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, 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)
Sgt. Maj.  Ronald L. Green (left), Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, and Master Gunnery Sgt. Leonard Spain (right), funeral director, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., render honors as the Body Bearers from Bravo Co. conduct a casket transfer during the funeral for Medal of Honor Recipient, Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr. (USMCR) at Quantico National Cemetery, Va., April 22, 2016. According to Cafferata’s Medal of Honor award citation, on Nov. 28, 1950 while serving as a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Cafferata’s fortitude, great personal valor, and dauntless perseverance in the face of almost certain death, saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines and contributed essentially to the success achieved by his company in maintaining its defensive position against tremendous odds. Cafferata passed away, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Fair Winds and Following Seas | Medal of Honor Recipient Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata
Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green (left), Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, and Master Gunnery Sgt. Leonard Spain (right), funeral director, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., render honors as the Body Bearers from Bravo Co. conduct a casket transfer during the funeral for Medal of Honor Recipient, Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr. (USMCR) at Quantico National Cemetery, Va., April 22, 2016. According to Cafferata’s Medal of Honor award citation, on Nov. 28, 1950 while serving as a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Cafferata’s fortitude, great personal valor, and dauntless perseverance in the face of almost certain death, saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines and contributed essentially to the success achieved by his company in maintaining its defensive position against tremendous odds. Cafferata passed away, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Monthly Retrospect

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Welcome Aboard Information

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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.