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Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
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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
Perks of the Job October 08, 2014 — For the ceremonial marchers of Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.’s Alpha Company, the long hours of drill practice, parades, and funerals can be a trying experience. But there are a few perks to the job. Through their marching experiences, numerous Marines in the company have met people they otherwise never would have.Cpl. Nicholas Adams of Cross MORE
2014 Parade Season Ends, MCI's Mission Endures October 01, 2014 — When taps sounded at the end of the final 2014 Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Aug. 29, many spectators may have wondered, “What are the Marines of 8th and I going to do until the next parade season?” Though it may be the off-season for one of the Barrack’s most well-known events, the Marines of the Marine Corps Institute MORE
Guard Company Trains for Unique Mission October 01, 2014 — For the Marines of Guard Company, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. their mission of providing security for the Barracks and its residents is never ending. One of their most high-profile tasks is providing security during the Friday Evening Parades.  During parades, guard Marines stand post in the iconic Dress Blue Alpha uniform providing security MORE
Marine Corps Institute Conducts Battle Field Study, Hones Training September 10, 2014 — Since February 1920, the Marine Corps Institute has facilitated the training and education of individual Marines, anywhere and anytime. To that end, MCI ensures access to products and provides opportunities to improve performance,  enhance Professional Military Education, and provide promotion opportunities working in conjunction with Marine Corps MORE
A Company of Many Talents September 09, 2014 — The marching Marines of Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. are probably best known for their precision drill and ceremonial excellence. But for many of them, their talents extend beyond the parade deck. For several Marines in Alpha Company, this talent is music. Lance Cpl. Josh Wiggins, a marcher with 1st Platoon from Nashville, Tenn., began playing MORE
An Introspective Look at Joining Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. August 28, 2014 — When I received orders to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., I was overwhelmed and intimidated at first. “How is this possible?” “Why me?” “Am I ready for this?” Were the questions that plagued my mind. Considered hallowed grounds amongst most Marines, I was shocked that the Corps would consider me worthy of this distinct honor. Like most Marines I MORE
A Long Way from Home August 28, 2014 — Fresh dew wets the grass as the sun slowly rises over the countryside. The only sounds that can be heard are birds chirping and a lawnmower in the distance. It is a sharp contrast from the fast-paced life of Washington, D.C.            This is the type of difference Cpl. Megan Hancock, a native of Sheridan, Ill., has had to adjust to when she moved MORE
Ceremonial marchers improve infantry skills August 26, 2014 — The primary mission of a Marine rifle squad is to locate, close with and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver or to repel his assault by fire and close combat. Without a set of complementary warfighting skills, though, infantry units of all sizes would be unable to destroy any enemy.Marines from 3rd Platoon, Company B, Marine Barracks Washington, MORE

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