Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

 

Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
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The Last to Let You Down May 18, 2015 — Among the sea of towering, six-foot tall, slender-built Marines in the marching companies at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., there is a small, select group that easily stand out in formation - the body bearers of Bravo Company.  The body bearers have the solemn and honorable duty of laying their brethren to rest at Arlington National Cemetery and MORE
In the Shadows of the Barracks May 18, 2015 — The atmosphere of the Barracks accurately mimics the pride and precision of the Marine Corps and helps the “Corps’ Oldest Post” fulfill its mission of representing all Marines worldwide. A lot of work goes on at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., in order to make the magic happen every Friday night. Most of this work is unseen, and the Barracks’ MORE
The Barracks’ biggest fan May 11, 2015 — Perhaps the Corps’ most iconic events are the parades of Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. During the summer months in the Nation’s Capital, tens-of-thousands of guests make their way to either the Barracks or Arlington National Cemetery to witness the spectacle, but one guest has spent the last 30 years attending each and every Sunset and Evening MORE
Alpha Company volunteers for crowd education April 21, 2015 — With parade season drawing near, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.’s crowd educator program sparked up again.  In motivated Alpha Company, two devil dogs have devoted their time to speak with the parade crowds about their experiences at the Corps’ Oldest Post and the rich history of the Marine Corps within the Nation’s Capital. Crowd educators are MORE
Dedication to Duty March 20, 2015 — Stories of Marines wholly devoted to duty are not uncommon. All across the Marine Corps, every single day, Marines go above and beyond what is expected of them. Just like the Marines, the civilian support staff at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., does an exceptional job at taking care of Marines and sailors and supporting the Barracks.A large MORE
Brave Co. CMP shoot March 9, 2015 — Bravo Company, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. kicked off calendar year 2015 with a company-sized Combat Marksmanship Program live-fire training exercise in Quantico, Va. Sixty Marines from first, second, and third platoons shuttled from the Barracks on a chilly January morning to accomplish this one-day training exercise at Range 15 aboard Marine MORE
Backbone of Alpha Company March 9, 2015 — In the past I’ve written stories about the junior enlisted men of Alpha Company, but this story is about  the platoon sergeants who serve as the backbone of A Co., Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.  As I witness the company’s sergeants and staff sergeants working with young Marines, I can see a mission in their faces. It is not just the mission of MORE
Guard Company: Train Like You Fight March 4, 2015 — Marines are always ready for any challenges they may face.In order to be ready for those challenges, Marines must constantly train andstay thoroughly prepared. Guard Company, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., is noexception. The mission of Guard Company is to guard and protect theMarines and Sailors of Marine Barracks Washington D.C.To protect the MORE
MCI celebrates 95 years March 2, 2015 — For more than 95 years Marine Corps Institute Company, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. has supported the learning and advanced education of each and every Marine as well as members of all military branches.  Marine Corps Institute’s history began in November 1919 when Maj. Gen. John A. Lejeune issued a post order establishing three new schools: MORE
Same Breed February 27, 2015 — Honoring and remembering theMarines that came before has always been a time honored tradition of the UnitedStates Marine Corps. Usually the tales of warriors’ pasts are learned throughclasses and literature. Last week, Marines from Marine Barracks Washington,D.C., were afforded the opportunity to meet Marines who served on Iwo Jima.Thursday, Feb. MORE

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