Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.


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February, 2009

Marines fight through burning pain to qualify as OC spray instructors February 17, 2009 — On a crisp day, Marines laughed as they practiced takedowns and holds on each other on the athletic field of Marine Barracks in preparation for a training exercise. One hour later, laughter would turn to tears as the Marines were sprayed with one of the most potent non-lethal chemical agents used by law enforcement. Marines from Marine Barracks MORE
Candidates compete for spot on Silent Drill Platoon February 15, 2009 — Selected from among thousands of Marines, less than a fraction of a percent will ever have a chance to march with the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon.Marines aspiring for a spot to march in this unit, otherwise known as “The Marching 24,” must first undergo the rigorous trials of Silent Drill School and compete for a spot during a thorough MORE
Enlisted Marine first to receive full honors funeral under new policy February 5, 2009 — The first enlisted Marine to be given a full honors military funeral under new Marine Corps policy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Feb. 5.Lance Cpl. Julian T. Brennan was honored by a funeral detail from Marine Barracks Washington. Dozens of family and friends attended the historic event.The Barracks provided an escort platoon of MORE