Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

 

Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
Small teams of Marines also visited several gravesites of former commandants of the Marine Corps to render honors to these Marines. These ceremonies are held to celebrate these Marines’ love and devotion to their Corps and Country, and to celebrate the Marine Corps birthday. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Bourgeois)
Marines perform during Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Marine Corps War Memorial
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington perform during a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Marine Corps War Memorial Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 8, 2019. Small teams of Marines also visited several gravesites of former commandants of the Marine Corps to render honors to these Marines. These ceremonies are held to celebrate these Marines’ love and devotion to their Corps and Country, and to celebrate the Marine Corps birthday. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Bourgeois)
The wreath laying ceremony is an annual event held to celebrate the U.S. Marine Corps’ birthday and honor those who gave the last full measure of devotion to country and Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Allen Sanders)
Marines conduct Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Naval Academy Cemetery
Lance Cpl. Tyler Easterling, ceremonial bugler, “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, plays taps during a wreath laying ceremony in the Naval Academy Cemetery and Columbarium, Annapolis, Maryland, Nov. 8, 2019. The wreath laying ceremony is an annual event held to celebrate the U.S. Marine Corps’ birthday and honor those who gave the last full measure of devotion to country and Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Allen Sanders)
The Marines from the Battle Color Detachment, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., performed at Times Square in honor of the Marine Corps’ 244th Birthday.
Battle Color Detachment Performs at Times Square
Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard present the National Ensign during the performance at Times Square, New York, New York, Nov. 10, 2019. The Marines from the Battle Color Detachment, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., performed at Times Square in honor of the Marine Corps’ 244th Birthday.
The practice was held in preparation for the upcoming annual Marine Corps Wreath Laying Ceremony at the memorial.
Honoring Legacy Through Precision Drill
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. sharpen their drill sequences during drill practice at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 23, 2019. The practice was held in preparation for the upcoming annual Marine Corps Wreath Laying Ceremony at the memorial. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)
The Marines rehearsed for the annual wreath laying ceremony. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Bourgeois.)
Wreath Laying Ceremony parade Rehearsal
Master Gunnery Sgt. Keith Martinez, drum major, “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, stands at the position of attention during a parade rehearsal at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 7, 2019. The Marines rehearsed for the annual wreath laying ceremony. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Bourgeois.)
The practice was held in preparation for the upcoming annual Marine Corps Wreath Laying Ceremony at the memorial.
Honoring Legacy Through Precision Drill
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. sharpen their drill sequences during drill practice at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 23, 2019. The practice was held in preparation for the upcoming annual Marine Corps Wreath Laying Ceremony at the memorial. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)
The annual festival brings the community together to celebrate its rich history and support local venues.
Marines perform for annual Barracks Row Festival
Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon execute their “rifle inspection” sequence during the 2019 Barracks Row Fall Festival in Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 2019. The annual festival brings the community together to celebrate its rich history and support local venues. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp)
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Unit Leaders

Col. Donald J. Tomich
Commanding Officer
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Lt. Col. Darrel L. Choat
Executive Officer
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Sgt. Maj. Adrian L. Tagliere
Sergeant Major
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Parade Site Update

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We look forward to hosting you and your families this 2019 parade season!

 

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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.

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