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February, 2006

Marching with 'Old Glory' February 28, 2006 — Salutes are rendered and hearts beat proudly at the passing of our national flag, but perhaps the proudest of all belongs to the Marine chosen to bear “Old Glory” and march with her unfurled.  Sgt. Andrel C. Rutherford became the 31st Marine to hold the official title, “Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps,” when he marched out bearing the National MORE
"Commandant's Own" hits the road with brand new show February 28, 2006 — “The Commandant’s Own,” the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, premiered its 2006 season of “Music in Motion” here, Tuesday. The presentation is part of the Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment which also includes the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and the Color Guard from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., “the Oldest Post MORE
H & S Marines address the mess February 24, 2006 — In 1776, the United States declared its independence from the British government. However, the United States Marine Corps finds itself 230 years later, modifying the traditions of the British Royal Marine Corps and using those traditions as a foundation to create some of their own. H & S Company NCOs of the “Oldest Post” carried on the tradition MORE
Folklore! Tradition! Change? February 24, 2006 — As barracks folklore has it, in 1801 upon a newly purchased parcel of land, Marines were promised three dollars a month and one-quarter pint of rum daily to build a barracks that would house the newest residents of southeast Washington DC-themselves.Legend also states that Marines taking on the task of assisting in the construction of the Home of MORE
Marines compete to march in Silent Drill Platoon February 18, 2006 — Drill is life.  That’s your mantra if you think you have what it takes for the Silent Drill Platoon, an elite marching unit that performs elaborate drill sequences without the aid of verbal commands for hundreds of thousands of people a year. For the past four months, you’ve marched, spun rifles and exercised from Reveille to Taps. Along the way, MORE
Marines help civilians battle housing costs February 10, 2006 — Marines from the “Oldest Post of the Corps” are helping fight the battle on housing costs in Washington, D.C. The Single Marine Program, a program based on improving the quality of life for Marines living in the barracks, produced 10 motivated Marines to work for Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization dedicated to building affordable MORE