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Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. welcomes future Marine Corps mascot

By Sgt. Dengrier M. Baez | Marine Barracks Washington | February 15, 2013

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Chesty, future Marine Corps mascot, sits on the red carpet in front of the Home of the Commandants waiting to meet Bonnie Amos,  wife of Gen. James F. Amos, commandant os the Marine Corps during a visit to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Feb. 14. Chesty, a 9-week-old pedigree English bulldog is soon to become the future Marine Corps mascot after the completion of obedience and recruit training with a ceremony scheduled for March 29. After completing training, the young puppy will earn the title Marine joining the ranks of his well-known predecessors.

Chesty, future Marine Corps mascot, sits on the red carpet in front of the Home of the Commandants waiting to meet Bonnie Amos, wife of Gen. James F. Amos, commandant os the Marine Corps during a visit to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Feb. 14. Chesty, a 9-week-old pedigree English bulldog is soon to become the future Marine Corps mascot after the completion of obedience and recruit training with a ceremony scheduled for March 29. After completing training, the young puppy will earn the title Marine joining the ranks of his well-known predecessors. (Photo by Sgt. Dengrier M. Baez)


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Bonnie Amos, wife of Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, holds Chesty, the future Marine Corps mascot, during the puppy's visit to the Home of the Commandants, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Feb. 14. Chesty, a 9-week-old pedigree English bulldog is soon to become the future Marine Corps mascot after the completion of obedience and recruit training with a ceremony scheduled for March 29. After completing training, the young puppy will earn the title Marine joining the ranks of his well-known predecessors.

Bonnie Amos, wife of Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, holds Chesty, the future Marine Corps mascot, during the puppy's visit to the Home of the Commandants, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Feb. 14. Chesty, a 9-week-old pedigree English bulldog is soon to become the future Marine Corps mascot after the completion of obedience and recruit training with a ceremony scheduled for March 29. After completing training, the young puppy will earn the title Marine joining the ranks of his well-known predecessors. (Photo by Sgt. Dengrier M. Baez)


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Chesty, the future Marine Corps mascot, stands on the door step Home of the Commandants during the puppy's visit to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Feb. 14. Chesty, a 9-week-old pedigree English bulldog is soon to become the future Marine Corps mascot after the completion of obedience and recruit training with a ceremony scheduled for March 29. After completing training, the young puppy will earn the title Marine joining the ranks of his well-known predecessors.

Chesty, the future Marine Corps mascot, stands on the door step Home of the Commandants during the puppy's visit to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Feb. 14. Chesty, a 9-week-old pedigree English bulldog is soon to become the future Marine Corps mascot after the completion of obedience and recruit training with a ceremony scheduled for March 29. After completing training, the young puppy will earn the title Marine joining the ranks of his well-known predecessors. (Photo by Sgt. Dengrier M. Baez)


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WASHINGTON, D.C. --

 Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., received the future Marine Corps mascot, Chesty, Feb. 14. 

 Chesty, a 9-week-old pedigree English bulldog is soon to become the next Marine Corps mascot after the completion of an obedience training school with a ceremony scheduled for March 29.

 

 Chesty had the honor of meeting Bonnie Amos, wife of Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, shortly after his arrival at the Barracks.

 

 After obedience school and “recruit training,” the young puppy will earn the title Marine, joining the ranks of his well-known predecessors. Chesty’s responsibilities will include marching in the Friday Evening Parades and supporting various events around the National Capitol Region.

 

 The puppy is in the current care of Staff Sgt. Jason Mosser, a member of the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, and his wife Christine, who serves as an assistant family readiness officer for the Barracks.

 

 The future mascot comes from five generations of championship bulldogs bred by mother-daughter team, Sara Gomez and Abigail Callahan from Stephens City, Va.

 

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11 Comments


  • Patti O'Brien 1 years 149 days ago
    How is Chesty doing in his training?

    He is a handsome dog!
  • murphycat2012 1 years 161 days ago
    He is cute i love him ! Oorah !!
  • Brielle H. Brennan 1 years 161 days ago
    Chesty is adorable, and I'm sure he'll be a wonderful Marine. I wish Chesty the best in his USMC obedience training. Semper Fido Chesty.
  • Daphne 1 years 161 days ago
    I wish the Marines would use American Bulldogs for their mascots instead of English Bulldogs. American Bulldogs are incredibly agile, protective, and loving, and they look like the bulldog mascots that the Marines used to have. Today the English Bulldog has to be artificially inseminated, gives birth through cesarean because live birth is too dangerous, and cannot handle high temperatures due to the extreme breeding manipulation of the face. American fighting forces should have an American Bulldog!
  • Mew 1 years 161 days ago
    Welcome Chesty! You will be great! Just too cute.
  • Ronald Barbus 1 years 161 days ago
    I just want to say nice bulldog BUUUUT!! You mean to tell me as much as the fact of buying forgein
    items yes I'm aware that this pup was born in the states but could you have bought a American Bulldog Unless the bloody REDCOATS gave it to you jarheads from the king of England ! I'm a MARINE and two yrs ago I bought one fine AMERICAN Bulldog and he goes 112 lbs. and looks fantastic with our cover on top of his JAR !! But i admit I'm a old softee when it comes to any of the bulls
    and the one you guys got there will make a fine
    U.S. MARINE GOOD JOB MEN!
    SEMPER-FI,
    Cpl. Barbus (EAS)
  • John Dee 1 years 162 days ago
    That is the cutest Marine I have ever see. No offense to current Marines, but nothing can beat a puppy face in terms of cuteness.
  • Elvira Mistress of Felinity 1 years 162 days ago
    Dear Mr. Sergeant, Sir:

    I am writing to congratulate the young whippersnapper and, as a supporter of Military Animals, both canine and feline, to ask if there is currently, anywhere in the US Military, a feline mascot serving his, or her country.

    Sincerely, Elvira

    Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat
    http://www.opinionatedpussycat.com
  • Dan Ligon 1 years 162 days ago
    My unit AWS 11,1944-1946 had a mascot we named lucky. He was very unlucky. He jumped out of a jeep & broke his leg among other things. He went through the battle of Okinawa unscathed & even went to Tsingtao,China with us.
  • Dan Ligon 1 years 162 days ago
    My unit AWS 11,1944-1946 had a mascot we named lucky. He was very unlucky. He jumped out of a jeep & broke his leg among other things. He went through the battle of Okinawa unscathed & even went to Tsingtao,China with us.
  • Andrew Piera 1 years 163 days ago
    Semper Puppy!

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