Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

 

Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
Fort Henry Guard and the U.S Marine Corps Color Guard present the colors during a joint ceremony at Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 16, 2015.The relationship between the Marines and Fort Henry goes back 61 years to 1954 when the Marines first visited the Fort. This visit marked the anniversary of the Ogdensburg Agreement, which was signed by President Roosevelt and Prime minister King to bind the two nations in the joint defense of North America. Since that time, the two units have paraded together countless times both at the Fort and at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Skye Davis/Released)
The Battle Colors Detachment Goes to Canada
Fort Henry Guard and the U.S Marine Corps Color Guard present the colors during a joint ceremony at Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 16, 2015.The relationship between the Marines and Fort Henry goes back 61 years to 1954 when the Marines first visited the Fort. This visit marked the anniversary of the Ogdensburg Agreement, which was signed by President Roosevelt and Prime minister King to bind the two nations in the joint defense of North America. Since that time, the two units have paraded together countless times both at the Fort and at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Skye Davis/Released)
The Staff Non-Commissioned Officers of Alpha and Bravo Companies perform during a Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Aug. 14, 2015. The guest of honor for the Evening Parade was Lance Cpl. Joshua Leakey recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration for valor in the British and Commonwealth armed forces, and the hosting official was Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy commandant for Aviation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christian Varney/Released)
Evening Parade
The Staff Non-Commissioned Officers of Alpha and Bravo Companies perform during a Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Aug. 14, 2015. The guest of honor for the Evening Parade was Lance Cpl. Joshua Leakey recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration for valor in the British and Commonwealth armed forces, and the hosting official was Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy commandant for Aviation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christian Varney/Released)
The Fort Henry Guard Infantry and field artillery performs during a joint ceremony with the Battle Color Detachment from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., at Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 17, 2015. . The relationship between the Marines and Fort Henry goes back 61 years to 1954 when the Marines first visited the Fort. This visit marked the anniversary of the Ogdensburg Agreement, which was signed by President Roosevelt and Prime minister King to bind the two nations in the joint defense of North America. Since that time, the two units have paraded together countless times both at the Fort and at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Skye Davis/Released)
The Battle Colors Detachment Goes to Canada
The Fort Henry Guard Infantry and field artillery performs during a joint ceremony with the Battle Color Detachment from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., at Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 17, 2015. . The relationship between the Marines and Fort Henry goes back 61 years to 1954 when the Marines first visited the Fort. This visit marked the anniversary of the Ogdensburg Agreement, which was signed by President Roosevelt and Prime minister King to bind the two nations in the joint defense of North America. Since that time, the two units have paraded together countless times both at the Fort and at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Skye Davis/Released)
U.S. Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., prepare for pass in review during a sunset parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., Aug 11, 2015. Ms. Hollister K. Petraeus, CFPB assistant director, Service member Affairs, was the guest of honor for the parade, and Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green, 18th sergeant major of the Marine Corps, was the hosting official. Since September 1956, marching and musical units from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., have been paying tribute to those whose “Uncommon Valor was a common virtue” by presenting sunset parades in the shadow of the 32-foot high figures of the United States Marine Corps War Memorial. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Nunn/Released)
Sunset Parade
U.S. Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., prepare for pass in review during a sunset parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., Aug 11, 2015. Ms. Hollister K. Petraeus, CFPB assistant director, Service member Affairs, was the guest of honor for the parade, and Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green, 18th sergeant major of the Marine Corps, was the hosting official. Since September 1956, marching and musical units from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., have been paying tribute to those whose “Uncommon Valor was a common virtue” by presenting sunset parades in the shadow of the 32-foot high figures of the United States Marine Corps War Memorial. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Nunn/Released)
1st Sgt. Patricia Trotter performs during the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Aug. 14, 2015.  The guest of honor for the Evening Parade was Lance Cpl. Joshua Leakey, recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for valor in the British and Commonwealth armed forces, and the hosting official was Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy commandant for Aviation. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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1st Sgt. Patricia Trotter performs during the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Aug. 14, 2015. The guest of honor for the Evening Parade was Lance Cpl. Joshua Leakey, recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for valor in the British and Commonwealth armed forces, and the hosting official was Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy commandant for Aviation. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
The U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps performs during a sunset parade in front of the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., Aug. 11, 2015. Ms. Hollister K. Petraeus, CFPB Assistant Director, Servicemember Affairs, was the guest of honor for the parade, and Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green, 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, was the hosting official. Since September 1956, marching and musical units from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., have been paying tribute to those whose “Uncommon Valor was a common virtue” by presenting sunset parades in the shadow of the 32-foot high figures of the United States Marine Corps War Memorial. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha K. Draughon/Released)
Sunset Parade
The U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps performs during a sunset parade in front of the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., Aug. 11, 2015. Ms. Hollister K. Petraeus, CFPB Assistant Director, Servicemember Affairs, was the guest of honor for the parade, and Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green, 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, was the hosting official. Since September 1956, marching and musical units from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., have been paying tribute to those whose “Uncommon Valor was a common virtue” by presenting sunset parades in the shadow of the 32-foot high figures of the United States Marine Corps War Memorial. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha K. Draughon/Released)
The Silent Drill Platoon performs during a joint ceremony with the Fort Henry Guard at Kingston, Ontario, Canada Aug. 17, 2015. The relationship between the Marines and Fort Henry goes back 61 years to 1954 when the Marines first visited the Fort. This visit marked the anniversary of the Ogdensburg Agreement, which was signed by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister King to bind the two nations in the joint defense of North America. Since that time, the two units have paraded together countless times both at the Fort and at Marine Barracks Washington. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Skye Davis/Released)
The Battle Colors Detachment Goes to Canada
The Silent Drill Platoon performs during a joint ceremony with the Fort Henry Guard at Kingston, Ontario, Canada Aug. 17, 2015. The relationship between the Marines and Fort Henry goes back 61 years to 1954 when the Marines first visited the Fort. This visit marked the anniversary of the Ogdensburg Agreement, which was signed by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister King to bind the two nations in the joint defense of North America. Since that time, the two units have paraded together countless times both at the Fort and at Marine Barracks Washington. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Skye Davis/Released)
The 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Ronald L. Green, hosts a sunset parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., August 11, 2015. The Honorable Mrs. Holly Petraeus, Assistant Director, Service Member Affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, was the guest of honor at the parade. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Marnell, Office of the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps/Released)
Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green Hosts a Sunset Parade
The 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Ronald L. Green, hosts a sunset parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., August 11, 2015. The Honorable Mrs. Holly Petraeus, Assistant Director, Service Member Affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, was the guest of honor at the parade. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Marnell, Office of the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps/Released)
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., perform during an evening parade, Aug. 14, 2015. Lance Cpl. Joshua Leakey, recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration for valor in the British and Commonwealth armed forces, was the guest of honor and Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, deputy commandant for Aviation, was the hosting official for that same parade. The Evening Parade began in 1934 and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps, and two marching companies. More than 3500 guests attend the parade every week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Nunn/Released)
Evening Parade
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., perform during an evening parade, Aug. 14, 2015. Lance Cpl. Joshua Leakey, recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration for valor in the British and Commonwealth armed forces, was the guest of honor and Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, deputy commandant for Aviation, was the hosting official for that same parade. The Evening Parade began in 1934 and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps, and two marching companies. More than 3500 guests attend the parade every week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Nunn/Released)
Marines from Headquarters and Service Company participate in ultimate football, a company organized function, Aug. 18, 2015. Unit functions are often times organized to bring Marines and Sailors together to boost camaraderie and esprit de corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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Marines from Headquarters and Service Company participate in ultimate football, a company organized function, Aug. 18, 2015. Unit functions are often times organized to bring Marines and Sailors together to boost camaraderie and esprit de corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Members of the non-commissioned officer staff execute “eyes right” during the Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., Aug. 12, 2015. The hosting official for the Sunset Parade was Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green, sergeant major of the Marine Corps and the guest of honor was Hollister Petraeus, Assistant Director of the Consumer Financial. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Skye Davis/Released)
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Members of the non-commissioned officer staff execute “eyes right” during the Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., Aug. 12, 2015. The hosting official for the Sunset Parade was Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green, sergeant major of the Marine Corps and the guest of honor was Hollister Petraeus, Assistant Director of the Consumer Financial. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Skye Davis/Released)
The Sergeants Maj. of the Fort Henry Guard and Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., conduct the key exchange to the Fort during a joint ceremony at Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 17, 2015. The relationship between the Marines and Fort Henry goes back 61 years to 1954 when the Marines first visited the Fort. This visit marked the anniversary of the Ogdensburg Agreement, which was signed by President Roosevelt and Prime minister King to bind the two nations in the joint defense of North America. Since that time, the two units have paraded together countless times both at the Fort and at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Skye Davis/Released)
The Battle Colors Detachment Goes to Canada
The Sergeants Maj. of the Fort Henry Guard and Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., conduct the key exchange to the Fort during a joint ceremony at Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 17, 2015. The relationship between the Marines and Fort Henry goes back 61 years to 1954 when the Marines first visited the Fort. This visit marked the anniversary of the Ogdensburg Agreement, which was signed by President Roosevelt and Prime minister King to bind the two nations in the joint defense of North America. Since that time, the two units have paraded together countless times both at the Fort and at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Skye Davis/Released)
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Barracks News
BCD to Canada

By Cpl. Skye Davis | August 28, 2015

Parade season is coming to an end for the summer of 2015 atMarine Barracks Washington, D.C., however MORE
Farewell to the FRO

By Cpl. Christian Varney | August 27, 2015

After two faithful years of service to Marine BarracksWashington, D.C., the Family Readiness MORE
The Marine Aides

By Cpl. Christian Varney | August 19, 2015

At Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., there is a lot ofbehind the scenes tasks that are essential to MORE
Unit Leaders

Sgt. Maj. Joseph Gray
Sergeant Major
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Lt. Col. Justin S. Dunne
Executive Officer
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Col. Benjamin T. Watson
Commanding Officer
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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.