Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

 

Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
Marines of the firing party, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., perform a three-volley salute during a Tuesday Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., Jun. 28, 2016. Dr. Rory Cooper, director of Human Engineering Research Laboratories, was the guest of honor and Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green, sergeant major of the Marine Corps, served as the hosting official. This parade featured noncommissioned officers in positions traditionally held by officers and staff NCOs. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)
NCO Sunset Parade
Marines of the firing party, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., perform a three-volley salute during a Tuesday Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., Jun. 28, 2016. Dr. Rory Cooper, director of Human Engineering Research Laboratories, was the guest of honor and Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green, sergeant major of the Marine Corps, served as the hosting official. This parade featured noncommissioned officers in positions traditionally held by officers and staff NCOs. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)
The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs during the Sunset Parade at Arlington, Va., July 19, 2016. The guest of honor for the parade was retired Lt. Col. Jack Matthews and the hosting official was Maj. Gen. John R. Ewers Jr., staff judge advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Sunset Parade | July 19, 2016
The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs during the Sunset Parade at Arlington, Va., July 19, 2016. The guest of honor for the parade was retired Lt. Col. Jack Matthews and the hosting official was Maj. Gen. John R. Ewers Jr., staff judge advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps performs during the Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 8, 2016. The guests of honor for the parade were Mr. Christian Brose, majority staff director, U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, the Honorable Elizabeth L. King, minority staff director, U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, Mr. Robert L. Simmons, majority staff director, U.S. House Armed Services Committee and Mr. Paul Arcangeli, minority staff director, U.S. House Armed Services Committee. The hosting official was Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr., director, J-5, Strategic Plans and Policy, Joint Staff. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Evening Parade | July 8, 2016
The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps performs during the Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 8, 2016. The guests of honor for the parade were Mr. Christian Brose, majority staff director, U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, the Honorable Elizabeth L. King, minority staff director, U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, Mr. Robert L. Simmons, majority staff director, U.S. House Armed Services Committee and Mr. Paul Arcangeli, minority staff director, U.S. House Armed Services Committee. The hosting official was Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr., director, J-5, Strategic Plans and Policy, Joint Staff. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
The United States Marine Corps Body Bearers fire cannons during the Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 15, 2016. The guest of honor for the parade was the Honorable John Cornyn, United States Senator for Texas, and the hosting official for the evening was Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Evening Parade | July 15, 2016
The United States Marine Corps Body Bearers fire cannons during the Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 15, 2016. The guest of honor for the parade was the Honorable John Cornyn, United States Senator for Texas, and the hosting official for the evening was Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., perform during the Friday Evening Parade, Jun. 17, 2016. The guest of honor for the parade was the Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, chief of staff of the United States Air Force, and the hosting official was Gen. Robert B. Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Coleman/Released)
Evening Parade | June 17, 2016
Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., perform during the Friday Evening Parade, Jun. 17, 2016. The guest of honor for the parade was the Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, chief of staff of the United States Air Force, and the hosting official was Gen. Robert B. Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Coleman/Released)
The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs during the Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., July 12, 2016. The guest of honor for the parade was Mr. Gregory B. Starr, assistant secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and the hosting official was Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey, deputy commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)
Sunset Parade | July 12, 2016
The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs during the Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., July 12, 2016. The guest of honor for the parade was Mr. Gregory B. Starr, assistant secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and the hosting official was Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey, deputy commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)
The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., performs for Honor Flight Chicago veterans at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., July 13, 2016. Honor Flight Chicago is a non-profit organization created to recognize World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War Chicago veterans for their service by flying them all-expense-paid to Washington, D.C. for a day of honor, remembrance and celebration. (Official Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Coleman/Released)
Slient Drill Platoon Performs for Honor Flight Chicago
The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., performs for Honor Flight Chicago veterans at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., July 13, 2016. Honor Flight Chicago is a non-profit organization created to recognize World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War Chicago veterans for their service by flying them all-expense-paid to Washington, D.C. for a day of honor, remembrance and celebration. (Official Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Coleman/Released)
The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs during the Sunset Parade at Arlington, Va., July 5, 2016. The guests of honor for the parade were Mr. Brian L. Potts, majority staff director, Senate Appropriations Committee – Defense, Mr. Erik K. Raven, minority staff director, Senate Appropriations Committee – Defense, and Mrs. Rebecca Leggieri, House Appropriations Committee – Defense. The hosting official was Lt. Gen. Glenn M. Walters, deputy commandant, Programs and Resources. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)
Sunset Parade | July 5, 2016
The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs during the Sunset Parade at Arlington, Va., July 5, 2016. The guests of honor for the parade were Mr. Brian L. Potts, majority staff director, Senate Appropriations Committee – Defense, Mr. Erik K. Raven, minority staff director, Senate Appropriations Committee – Defense, and Mrs. Rebecca Leggieri, House Appropriations Committee – Defense. The hosting official was Lt. Gen. Glenn M. Walters, deputy commandant, Programs and Resources. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)
A Marine from the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps performs during the Sunset Parade at Arlington, Va., July 19, 2016. The guest of honor for the parade was retired Lt. Col. Jack Matthews and the hosting official was Maj. Gen. John R. Ewers Jr., staff judge advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Sunset Parade | July 19, 2016
A Marine from the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps performs during the Sunset Parade at Arlington, Va., July 19, 2016. The guest of honor for the parade was retired Lt. Col. Jack Matthews and the hosting official was Maj. Gen. John R. Ewers Jr., staff judge advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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July 2016 Retrospect

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Mission
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.

Located on the corners of 8th & I Streets in southeast Washington, D.C., the Barracks supports both ceremonial and security missions in the nation's capital.

The Barracks is home to many nationally recognized units, including the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Marine Band, the official Marine Corps Color Guard, and the Marine Corps Body Bearers. It is also the site of the Home of the Commandants, which, along with the Barracks, is a registered national historic landmark.