Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.


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May, 2011

Master of march: committing 13 years to drill May 20, 2011 — For most Marines, drill is a fleeting memory; for Marine Barracks Washington personnel, it’s part of the daily routine; for Master Sgt. Christopher Walker, drill is life.Despite his wealth of experience in the drill field, Walker, the Barracks drill master, actually began his seasoned marching career well before he even joined the Corps."Thirteen MORE
MBW’s grounds platoon maintains combat proficiency May 18, 2011 — Marines with grounds platoon at Marine Barracks Washington fired the M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon on an unknown distance course at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., May 18.The live-fire training allowed the unit to remain operationally ready by increasing each Marine’s proficiency in infantry operations. The practical application exercise was MORE
Honoring the fallen: MBW supports Marine funerals in the greater DC area May 13, 2011 — Shameless tears streaked Linda Townsend’s face as she listened to three volleys of unified gunfire and accepted a folded flag, which symbolizes her husband’s service to his country, during Cpl. Daniel Townsend’s funeral at Arlington National Cemetery May 13.The iconic flag, expertly folded by Marine Corps Body Bearers, was handled carefully and MORE