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Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
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Barracks News
Marine Corps Institute Conducts Battle Field Study, Hones Training

By Maj. Joe McMenamin | September 10, 2014

Since February 1920, the Marine Corps Institute has facilitated the training and education of MORE
A Company of Many Talents

By Lance Cpl. Gunnar Welch | September 09, 2014

The marching Marines of Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. are probably best known for their precision MORE
An Introspective Look at Joining Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

By Maj. Paul W. Steketee | August 28, 2014

When I received orders to Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., I was overwhelmed and intimidated at MORE
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.