Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

 

Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

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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
A day in the life of a Barracks armorer February 23, 2015 — It’s 4 a.m. at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. The guards are standing post, duty is standing watch, and the barracks are full of sleeping Marines. At 4:15 a.m., the Marine standing duty decides it is time to rove the barracks to make sure everything is in order. As he makes his customary rounds through the third deck hallway, he bumps into one of MORE
Post of Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps changes hands February 23, 2015 — The 17th Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett relinquished his post to the 18th Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green  Feb. 20, 2015, at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. The passage of a simple sword symbolizes the responsibility of taking care of the Marines and sailors. This duty now lies in the hands of Green.The post of MORE
Alpha Company Athletes February 23, 2015 — When we think of U.S. Marines, we think of athletic machines that are year-round athletes.  Such athleticism doesn’t appear out of the blue after recruit training.  Most Marines were former athletes in high school - participating in sports like wrestling, martial arts, baseball, and football. Lance Cpl. Gregory A. Meline from  Huntington Beach, MORE

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