Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.
8th & I
"Oldest Post of the Corps"
Photo By: Lance Cpl. Damon Mclean
Marine Barracks Washington D.C. - Col. Tyler J. Zagurski, commanding officer of Marine Barracks Washington D.C., cuts cake with a traditional Mameluke sword during the MBW birthday ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., March 31, 2017. Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., also known as "8th & I," is the oldest active post in the Marine Corps. It was founded by President Thomas Jefferson and Lt. Col. William Ward Burrows, the second commandant of the Marine Corps, in 1801. Each year the Marines of MBW celebrate the establishment of the “Oldest Post of the Corps” and will continue with this tradition for many years to come. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Damon A. Mclean/Released
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