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Patterns of excellence April 02, 2014 — Staff Sgt. Sean Yates is a firm believer in standing out amongst his peers and being known for going above and beyond. Doing so has paid off.  Yates, a 27-year-old Puyallup, Wash., native and a former member of the Color Guard section, was meritoriously promoted to his current rank April 2, after spending just 8 months as a sergeant.  “It’s well MORE
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Marine Barracks Washington polishes skills on Tour March 28, 2014 — As parade season nears, an urgent feeling sweeps over Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.  Every summer, the “Oldest Post of the Corps” showcases Marine Corps excellence through drill and music throughout the National Capitol Region with its Friday Evening and Tuesday Sunset Parades.  With all of the companies stationed at the Barracks preparing to MORE
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Barracks mess hall gets remodeled March 25, 2014 — The mess hall at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., was recently remodeled and had its grand re-opening March 24.            Some of the changes to the mess hall include LED screen menus, a fusion bar and updated decorations.            Previously, the mess hall had only two lines - one serving fast food and the other serving traditional entrees.   MORE
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Marines, civilians hold cook off December 23, 2013 —  Food service Marines and civilian cooks at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., held their first Culinary Team of the Quarter Competition in the mess hall at the Barracks, Dec. 17.  The competition tested the teams’ culinary skills to see who could prepare a better meal.  On the Marine team was Sgt. Matthew Phillips and Cpl. Dominic Richburg, food MORE
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Flanders Field Project November 14, 2013 — Nine Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., participated in the Flanders Field Project at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History here Nov. 12.  The Flanders Field Project intends to recreate the poppy fields that blossomed on the war-stricken land of Europe in the aftermath of World War I.  According to Brett McNish, MORE
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Marines make super cake for CMC Ball November 08, 2013 — All week long, at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, Md., people have been walking by the kitchen in awe. Inside, a few Marines have been working on a massive cake for the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ birthday ball.    Gunnery Sgt. Charles Hughes, Staff Sgt. Wilson Jumelles, and Sgt. Pedro Marrerocruz, Marine aides, constructed the towering MORE
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Actor Gary Sinise becomes Honorary Marine August 30, 2013 — Actor and musician Gary A. Sinise was named an honorary U.S. Marine during a ceremony at the Home of the Commandants, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Aug. 29. MORE
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Gary A. Sinise named honorary Marine at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.
Kansas City-native promoted to rank of master sergeant in U.S. Marine Corps August 08, 2013 —  A native of Kansas City, Mo., was promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, Aug. 1.    Master Sgt. Keith Martinez enlisted in the Corps as a private first class in May 2000 and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, with the goal of serving in the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps. Martinez then MORE
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The Barracks continues uniform evaluation for female Marines July 12, 2013 — Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., is conducting an ongoing evaluation of female uniforms and covers during the 2013 parade season.  The testing process, being conducted at the direction of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, is to evaluate the use of a modified male blue dress coat and dress cover on women who march in the MORE
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Marine Barracks Washington, welcomes new sergeant major June 27, 2013 — Sgt. Maj. Angela M. Maness took the reins of the “Oldest Post of the Corps,” Thursday as the new sergeant major of Marine Barracks Washington, Maness assumed the position of sergeant major during a relief and appointment ceremony at the Barracks’ historic parade grounds on June 27.  Maness will be the first woman in history to hold this billet at MORE
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