Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

 

Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
Marines with “The Commandant’s Own” Marine Drum & Bugle Corps perform a musical ballad during the Sunset Parade at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., June 12, 2018.
Tuesday Sunset Parade 06.12.2018
Marines with “The Commandant’s Own” Marine Drum & Bugle Corps perform a musical ballad during the Sunset Parade at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., June 12, 2018. This year is the first year the Barracks Marines are hosting Tuesday Sunset Parades at the Lincoln Memorial. The guest of honor for the parade was Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the hosting official was Robert D. Hogue, counsel for the commandant of the Marine Corps. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)
Marines with the Marine Barracks Washington D.C. parade marching staff stand at attention during the Sunset Parade at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., June 12, 2018.
Tuesday Sunset Parade 06.12.2018
Marines with the Marine Barracks Washington D.C. parade marching staff stand at attention during the Sunset Parade at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., June 12, 2018. This year is the first year the Barracks Marines are hosting Tuesday Sunset Parades at the Lincoln Memorial. The guest of honor for the parade was Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the hosting official was Robert D. Hogue, counsel for the commandant of the Marine Corps. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)
This year is the first year Barracks Marines are hosting Tuesday Sunset Parades at the Lincoln Memorial. The guest of honor for the parade was Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the hosting official was Robert D. Hogue, counsel for the commandant of the Marine Corps.
Tuesday Sunset Parade 06.12.2018
Marines with “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps perform a musical ballad during the Sunset Parade at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., June 12, 2018. This year is the first year Barracks Marines are hosting Tuesday Sunset Parades at the Lincoln Memorial. The guest of honor for the parade was Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the hosting official was Robert D. Hogue, counsel for the commandant of the Marine Corps.
This year is the first year Barracks Marines are hosting Tuesday Sunset Parades at the Lincoln Memorial. The guest of honor for the parade was Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the hosting official was Robert D. Hogue, counsel for the commandant of the Marine Corps.
Tuesday Sunset Parade 06.12.2018
Spectators watch Marines with Marine Barracks Washington D.C. perform during the Tuesday Sunset Parade at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., June 12, 2018. This year is the first year Barracks Marines are hosting Tuesday Sunset Parades at the Lincoln Memorial. The guest of honor for the parade was Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the hosting official was Robert D. Hogue, counsel for the commandant of the Marine Corps.
Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon perform precision rifle drill movements during the Sunset Parade at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., June 12, 2018.
Tuesday Sunset Parade 06.12.2018
Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon perform precision rifle drill movements during the Sunset Parade at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., June 12, 2018. This year is the first year the Barracks Marines are hosting Tuesday Sunset Parades at the Lincoln Memorial. The guest of honor for the parade was Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the hosting official was Robert D. Hogue, counsel for the commandant of the Marine Corps. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)
Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard present the National Ensign during the playing of the National Anthem during the Sunset Parade at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., June 12, 2018.
Tuesday Sunset Parade 06.12.2018
Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard present the National Ensign during the playing of the National Anthem during the Sunset Parade at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., June 12, 2018. This year is the first year the Barracks Marines are hosting Tuesday Sunset Parades at the Lincoln Memorial. The guest of honor for the parade was Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the hosting official was Robert D. Hogue, counsel for the commandant of the Marine Corps. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)
The hosting official for the parade was U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Frank McKenzie, director, Joint Staff, and the guests of honor were U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, deputy chief of staff for the Army; U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Brian Beaudreault, deputy commandant, plans, policies and operation; U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis, deputy chief of operations for operations, plans and strategy; and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark C. Nowland, deputy chief of staff for operations.
Marine Barracks Washington D.C. Friday Evening Parade 06.08.2018
Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon stand at “steep right” during the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., June 8, 2018. The hosting official for the parade was U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Frank McKenzie, director, Joint Staff, and the guests of honor were U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, deputy chief of staff for the Army; U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Brian Beaudreault, deputy commandant, plans, policies and operation; U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis, deputy chief of operations for operations, plans and strategy; and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark C. Nowland, deputy chief of staff for operations.
Marines with Alpha Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., march across the parade deck during the Friday Evening Parade at the Barracks, June 8, 2018.
Marine Barracks Washington D.C. Friday Evening Parade 06.08.2018
Marines with Alpha Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., march across the parade deck during the Friday Evening Parade at the Barracks, June 8, 2018. The hosting official for the parade was U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Frank McKenzie, director, Joint Staff, and the guests of honor were U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, deputy chief of staff for the Army; U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Brian Beaudreault, deputy commandant, plans, policies and operation; U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis, deputy chief of operations for operations, plans and strategy; and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark C. Nowland, deputy chief of staff for operations. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)
Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard march the National Ensign and U.S. Marine Corps Battle Colors onto the parade deck during the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 1, 2018.
Marine Barracks Washington Friday Evening Parade 06.01.2018
Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard march the National Ensign and U.S. Marine Corps Battle Colors onto the parade deck during the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 1, 2018. The hosting official for the parade was Lt. Gen. Rex McMillian, commanding general, Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, and the guest of honor was retired Lt. Gen. Robert M. Shea, chairman of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Board of Directors and president and CEO of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)
Corporal Troy Nelson, Marine Corps mascot handler, stands at attention with Sgt. Chesty XIV, the official Marine Corps mascot, during the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 1, 2018.
Marine Barracks Washington D.C. Friday Evening Parade 06.01.2018
Corporal Troy Nelson, Marine Corps mascot handler, stands at attention with Sgt. Chesty XIV, the official Marine Corps mascot, during the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 1, 2018. The hosting official for the parade was Lt. Gen. Rex McMillian, commanding general, Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, and the guest of honor was retired Lt. Gen. Robert M. Shea, chairman of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Board of Directors and president and CEO of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Damon Mclean/Released)
Corporal Brice Bach, bugler, “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, performs a solo during the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 1, 2018.
Marine Barracks Washington Friday Evening Parade 06.01.2018
Corporal Brice Bach, bugler, “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, performs a solo during the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, June 1, 2018. The hosting official for the parade was Lt. Gen. Rex McMillian, commanding general, Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, and the guest of honor was retired Lt. Gen. Robert M. Shea, chairman of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Board of Directors and president and CEO of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)
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NEWS: This year the Tuesday Sunset Parades will take place at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Please visit our Sunset Parade tab for more information!

 

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Col. Tyler J. Zagurski
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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.