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8th & I

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"8th and I" Marching Pipeline January 23, 2015 — As spectators leave a Sunset Parade on a sizzling summer Tuesday night or an Evening Parade on a stunning summer Friday night in awe of the performance, they might begin to wonder - How does a Marine end up carrying out this particular duty?  What is his primary job in the Corps?  Does he hold a special billet? The process to identify future MORE
Barracks Marines get back in the saddle January 16, 2015 — After the holiday season,Marines are coming back from leave and getting back to work. This is a perfecttime of year to complete annual training requirements and start preparing forthe parade season. Marine Barracks Washington,D.C., started their annual “Back in the Saddle” (BITS) training this weekconsisting of classes of several topics. These MORE
Preparing for parade season: Ceremonial Drill School January 9, 2015 — Parades at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., are phenomenal.It takes an enormous amount of coordination to make the Evening Parade happen. Crowds see the ceremonial marchers, the hostingelement, the United States Marine Band, the United States Marine Drum and BugleCorps, and the Silent Drill Platoon. What is not seen are the countless hoursthat MORE
More than What Meets the Eye - MC Museum December 23, 2014 — There are few places around the Marine Corps which honor and preserve the Corps’ tradition, heritage and history like Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.  However, one such place is just a short drive south of the Barracks and was the recent destination for Headquarters and Service Company’s noncommissioned officer training day.  The National Museum MORE
Barracks sailors recognized for outstanding performance December 19, 2014 — WASHINGTON -- Two sailors from Marine BarracksWashington, D.C., were recently named the Senior Sailor of the Year and JuniorSailor of the Year for the National Capital Region by the U.S. Navy.Sailor of the Year is an award given to sailors, who on acontinual basis, perform at a superior level and uphold the highest traditionsof naval service. Petty MORE
‘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 2, 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 4, 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

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