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Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
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Barracks News
Same Breed

By Lance Cpl. Christian Varney | February 27, 2015

Honoring and remembering theMarines that came before has always been a time honored tradition of the MORE
A day in the life of a Barracks armorer

By Gunnery Sgt. Giancarlo Puccini | February 23, 2015

It’s 4 a.m. at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. The guards are standing post, duty is standing MORE
Post of Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps changes hands

By By Cpl. Cuong Le, Defense Media Activity | February 23, 2015

The 17th Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett relinquished his post to the 18th Sgt. MORE
Unit Leaders

Sgt. Maj. Joseph Gray
Sergeant Major

Lt. Col. Justin S. Dunne
Executive Officer

Col. Benjamin T. 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.