Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.


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October, 2011

Music in the Schools October 26, 2011 — Musicians from the U.S. Marine Band shared their passion and appreciation for music with approximately 5000 elementary school students in the D.C. area as part of their annual Music in the Schools Program this fall. Throughout the month of October, “The President’s Own” visited more than 30 schools educating and entertaining young audiences with MORE
Marines compete in Raging Rhino Commander's Cup event October 25, 2011 —  Marine Barracks Washington Marines competed in the Raging Rhino competition at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., Oct. 25, 2011. The Raging Rhino was the 13th event in the Barracks’ 17-event 2011 Commander’s Cup series. Approximately 30 Marines participated in the combined running and swimming challenge which comprised a two mile MORE
MBW Marines complete Tough Mudder October 22, 2011 — Eight Marines from Marine Barracks Washington completed "the toughest event on the planet" at Wintergreen, Va., Oct. 22, 2011.Tough Mudder, a commercialized endurance course, was incorporated as the most recent installment of the Barracks’ 2011 Commander’s Cup competition. The course comprised 27 obstacles spread across more than 10 miles of MORE
8th and I supports combat operations with blood donations October 20, 2011 — Marines at Marine Barracks Washington donated blood to the Armed Services Blood Program Oct. 13, 2011.The ASBP collects blood to be used exclusively for service members and their families. Collections help meet a variety of patient needs from those with cancer to troops with battlefield injuries. A team of more than 10 Navy corpsmen and civilian MORE
Barracks Marines compete in Musclefest October 18, 2011 — Marine Barracks Washington Marines competed in Musclefest, part of the Barracks’ 2011 Commander’s Cup, at the Barracks annex field Oct. 18, 2011.Approximately 90 Marines participated in the competition, which comprised eight strength and conditioning challenges, six of which were timed. Competitors could stop at any time throughout the proceedings MORE