Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.


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July, 2008

Marine Barracks’ mascot, Chesty the XII, retires after more than 40 ‘dog years’ of faithful service July 25, 2008 — Sgt. Chesty the XII’s six-year tenure as the official mascot of the Barracks came to an end during a retirement ceremony here Friday. Approximately 100 guests were on hand for the ceremony, which featured the “President’s Own,” The United States Marine Band, “The Commandant’s Own,” The United States Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Silent MORE
Color Guard mentors Young Marines July 18, 2008 — The Marine Corps Color Guard was honored to have the opportunity to mentor a group of Manassas Young Marines in ceremonial drill at the Barracks, July 18. The Marines routinely perform for color guards within the Corps, but this was their first time teaching the Young Marines who represent the future of our Corps. The Color Guard worked with the MORE
Former Assistant Commandant retires, bids farewell July 17, 2008 — After more than 39 years of faithful service, Gen. Robert Magnus, former Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, with his wife Rose at his side, retired from active-duty military service here, July 17.            The ceremony, which began on a late sunny morning, was attended by the Secretary of the Navy, Donald C. Winter, Adm. Mike Mullen, MORE
‘Train as you fight:’ New ISMT provides Marines chance to hone weapon skills July 14, 2008 — An Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer has been installed here this summer, giving Marines the opportunity to train with a variety of weapons before packing up and heading out to the field, range or operating forces. The new ISMT, located on the third floor of Building 8, is stocked with M-249 Squad Automatic Weapons, M-9 pistols, shotguns, M-16 MORE
Amos advances to general, becomes assistant commandant July 3, 2008 — After advancing to general in a July 2 ceremony presided by the commandant of the Marine Corps, Lt. Gen. James F. Amos assumed duties as 31st assistant commandant of the Marine Corps today. Among more than 300 guests at the Marine Barracks ceremony in Crawford Hall were former commandants and assistant commandants, including Amos's predecessor, MORE