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Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
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‘The Commandant’s Own’ passes baton to fifth director in its history December 12, 2014 — Only five Marines have ever directed “The Commandant’s Own” since its inception in 1934, and each has passed the baton weighted with a responsibility to keep the unit relevant despite changing times. MORE
Finding the Best: Silent Drill School December 02, 2014 — Each year, the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon conducts Silent Drill School from November until the beginning of March in order to select new Marines for the upcoming parade season. MORE
Barracks Marines visit Civil War battlefields November 25, 2014 — A recent trip to the battle grounds of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Md., by the officers and staff noncommissioned officers of Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., exemplifies that very trait. MORE
Honoring legacy with solemn ceremonies November 18, 2014 — The Marines’ shiny black shoes stepped upon the early morning, dew-covered grass as they walk toward the final resting places of their brethren.The sound of a bugle abruptly breaks the silence surrounding these gravestone markers.“We do this to honor them and also to honor our heritage and our legacy,” said Maj. Paul Steketee, the adjutant for MORE
Pride in Fitness November 04, 2014 — Marines pride themselves on being able to operate in any clime and place, regardless of the terrain or weather. This takes sacrifice and struggle however, and for many, the work starts in the gym. Marines constantly seek to improve themselves physically, and this month I was able to sit down with two of Alpha Company’s top physical performers to MORE
MCI Strengthens Company Through Tradition, Training November 04, 2014 — In keeping with the multifaceted requirements of the Marine Corps, Marine Corps Institute Company, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. conducted a wide array of professional military education culminating in October with two events - Mess Night and a live-fire range.   The tradition of military personnel coming together to celebrate and remember their MORE
Drum Corps marks 51st appearance at Texas State Fair November 03, 2014 — After a year hiatus, the United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps returned to the State Fair of Texas to continue a tradition of playing for fairgoers at Marine Corps Square. MORE
The Last to Let You Down November 03, 2014 — For the majority of the Marines stationed at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. the only prolonged interaction they have with the Body Bearer Section is when they see them in their trademark black and gold physical training uniform in the gym lifting immense amounts of weight. Very few people realize what they do on a daily basis and the incredible MORE
Marine Barracks welcomes new sergeant major October 29, 2014 — Sgt. Maj. Angela M. Maness passed all duties and responsibilities as the senior ranking enlisted Marine of Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., during a relief and appointment ceremony here to Sgt. Maj. Joseph C. Gray, Oct. 29. MORE
Behind the scenes of the Passage of Command October 24, 2014 — Guests entered the gates of Marine Barracks Washington, walking over freshly swept walkways toward their seats overlooking the perfectly manicured grass and Marines stationed strategically in their dress blues. MORE

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