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Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
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Patterns of excellence

By Cpl. Larry Babilya | April 02, 2014

Staff Sgt. Sean Yates is a firm believer in standing out amongst his peers and being known for going above and beyond. Doing so has paid off.  Yates, a 27-year-old Puyallup, Wash., native and a former member of the Color Guard section, was meritoriously promoted to his current rank April 2, after spending just 8 months as a sergeant.  “It’s well MORE
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Marine Barracks Washington polishes skills on Tour

By Cpl. Dan Hosack | March 28, 2014

As parade season nears, an urgent feeling sweeps over Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.  Every summer, the “Oldest Post of the Corps” showcases Marine Corps excellence through drill and music throughout the National Capitol Region with its Friday Evening and Tuesday Sunset Parades.  With all of the companies stationed at the Barracks preparing to MORE
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Barracks mess hall gets remodeled

By Cpl. Dan Hosack | March 25, 2014

The mess hall at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., was recently remodeled and had its grand re-opening March 24.            Some of the changes to the mess hall include LED screen menus, a fusion bar and updated decorations.            Previously, the mess hall had only two lines - one serving fast food and the other serving traditional entrees.   MORE
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Unit Leaders

Sgt. Maj. Angela M. Maness
Sergeant Major
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Lt. Col. Justin S. Dunne
Executive Officer
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Col. Benjamin 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 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.