Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.


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November, 2011

Commanding the Cup: 8th & I Marines wrap up the 2011 Commander's Cup November 16, 2011 — It was a competitive and exciting nine months at Marine Barracks Washington for the competitors of the 2011 Commander’s Cup. Running, tossing, pushing and even crawling at times, the competition proved challenging to its participants. The cup came to an end with a competition fit for warriors, the Ammo-can Decathlon, Nov. 16. The strength and MORE
8th and I finishes 2011 Commander’s Cup with Ammo-can Decathlon November 16, 2011 — Marine Barracks Washington finished its 2011 Commander’s Cup series with the Ammo-can Decathlon Nov. 16, bringing a close to a year of competition and challenges.To claim victory in the final event, contenders completed a modified version of the combat fitness test, with each of the three stages being scored without a threshold."In the (physical MORE
Finding the path: 8th & I corpsman balances work and religious conversion November 15, 2011 — Petty Officer 3rd Class Gary Facteau hunches over his smart phone, engrossed in its content, barely noticing the stares of passers-by. His camouflage uniform stands in bold relief to his stark white surroundings. His rank pinned precisely to his collar; U.S. Navy proudly stitched to his chest; Star of David necklace hanging around his neck; black MORE
Let them eat cake: 8th & I Marines support dozens of birthday celebrations in the Capitol area November 10, 2011 — Marines from Marine Barracks Washington participated in nearly two dozen cake-cutting events in November observing the 236th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.In all, Marines helped serve up more than 150 pounds of the celebratory confection to thousands of leathernecks and devil dog devotees in the National Capital Region, including such notable MORE
Happy 236th birthday; 8th & I Marines honor former leaders of the Corps November 10, 2011 — Whether Marines are deployed or stateside, the Marine Corps celebrates its birthday in a number of ways every year. Part of those festivities includes honoring the leaders from our past.Annually, Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, along with the commandant and sergeant major of the Marine Corps, pay their respects to former commandants, MORE