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Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
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8th & I honors seventh SMMC August 29, 2012 — The Marine Corps honored the seventh sergeant major of the Marine Corps at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Aug. 29. The 83-year-old native of Imperial, Pa., passed away in his home in Fredericksburg, Va., Aug. 24. He is survived by his wife, Fannie Black. Marine Barracks Washington supported the full-honors funeral for Henry H. Black. Some notable MORE
Festus-native earns a Navy, Marine Corps Commendation Medal August 27, 2012 —  A native of Festus, Mo., was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal during a ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington Aug. 27.  Sgt. Bobby Kling, 26, enlisted in the Marine Corps in September 2005 and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.  He has served as a platoon sergeant for Company A, second platoon at MORE
Marine Barracks Washington hosts 2012 BGSOC parade honoring Corps’ newest general officers August 20, 2012 — Eight brigadier generals and brigadier general-selects, and six general officer-equivalent civilians were honored here during a ceremony commencing the 2012 Brigadier General Select Orientation Course Aug. 20.BGSOC is a week-long course held in the National Capital Region to indoctrinate newly promoted and soon-to-be promoted brigadier generals and MORE
Vancouver native prepares to move to Southern California August 17, 2012 — A native of Vancouver, Wash., is preparing to change duty stations from Marine Barracks Washington to Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, Calif. Lance Cpl. Collin Shears received orders to the West Coast and will depart the oldest post of the Corps Sept. 7.  “It was a great honor to serve the Marine Corps as a training noncommissioned officer of the MORE
Scottsdale-native commands Marine honor guard at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier August 13, 2012 — A native of Scottsdale, Ariz., commanded a Marine Corps honor guard detail during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Aug. 13.Capt. Greg Frankenfield, Company A second platoon commander, led his platoon in the ceremony honoring Gen. Harald Sunde, Norway’s chief of defense. Foreign MORE
Salina-native commands Marine Corps’ Silent Drill Platoon August 03, 2012 — A native of Salina, Kan., served as the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon commander during a special Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington Aug. 3.Staff Sgt. Scott Wilkie led the precision drill team in front of thousands of spectators, including the sergeant major of the Marine Corps and more than 100 other Marine sergeants major. MORE
Mission Hills native serves as adjutant for Friday Evening Parade August 03, 2012 — A native of Mission Hills, Calif., served as the parade adjutant during a prestigious Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington Aug. 3.  Staff Sgt. Andres De La Cueva served as the parade adjutant for the staff noncommissioned officer parade that was conducted for the sergeant major of the Marine Corps.  This parade is unique because MORE

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