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Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
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Marine Aide Program

By Cpl. Dan Hosack | 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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Commandant promotes new chaplain of the Marine Corps

By Christianne M. Witten, Chief of Navy Chaplains Public Affairs | July 28, 2014

Capt. Brent W. Scott was promoted to the rank of rear admiral by the commandant of the Marine Corps and assumed his duties as 19th chaplain of the Marine Corps/deputy chief of Navy chaplains at Marine Barracks Washington, July 25.  During his remarks, Gen. James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, welcomed Scott back to the Marine Corps after MORE
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Forging leaders

By Cpl. Dan Hosack | July 25, 2014

For more than two centuries, the Corps has produced countless leaders who have excelled both in and out of the military. That legacy continues today with thousands of young men and women within its ranks rising up to become leaders.    Cpl. Andre Brown is one of those people the Corps is shaping into a mentor and leader.    Growing up, Brown, a MORE
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Unit Leaders

Sgt. Maj. Angela M. Maness
Sergeant Major

Lt. Col. Justin S. Dunne
Executive Officer

Col. Benjamin Watson
Commanding Officer

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 third 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.