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Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

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An Introspective Look at Joining Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. August 28, 2014 — When I received orders to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., I was overwhelmed and intimidated at first. “How is this possible?” “Why me?” “Am I ready for this?” Were the questions that plagued my mind. Considered hallowed grounds amongst most Marines, I was shocked that the Corps would consider me worthy of this distinct honor. Like most Marines I MORE
A Long Way from Home August 28, 2014 — Fresh dew wets the grass as the sun slowly rises over the countryside. The only sounds that can be heard are birds chirping and a lawnmower in the distance. It is a sharp contrast from the fast-paced life of Washington, D.C.            This is the type of difference Cpl. Megan Hancock, a native of Sheridan, Ill., has had to adjust to when she moved MORE
Ceremonial marchers improve infantry skills August 26, 2014 — The primary mission of a Marine rifle squad is to locate, close with and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver or to repel his assault by fire and close combat. Without a set of complementary warfighting skills, though, infantry units of all sizes would be unable to destroy any enemy.Marines from 3rd Platoon, Company B, Marine Barracks Washington, MORE
Powering the Barracks August 21, 2014 — Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., supports events throughout the National Capital Region every day. With thousands of ceremonies and training exercises every year, it takes a dedicated team to make sure everything goes smoothly.            The Marines in the operations section, known as the S-3, at the Barracks coordinate what Marines and materials MORE
Marine Aide Program August 07, 2014 — The morning sun is just beginning to rise as Cpl. Michael Haynes enters the gate at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., and heads straight for his kitchen workspace.            He will spend the next several hours preparing food for an event hosted by a general officer later that evening.            Haynes is one of only 21 Marines in the entire MORE

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