Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

 

Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
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The hosting official for the evening was Col. Teague A. Pastel, commanding officer, Marine Barracks Washington, and the 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, was the guest of honor.
Friday Evening Parade 06.26.2020
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington salute during the “officers center” sequence at the Friday Evening Parade, June 26, 2020. Following Department of Defense guidelines and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, Marines are wearing cloth face coverings during parades this year in an effort to maximize the health and safety of Barracks personnel and guests. The hosting official for the evening was Col. Teague A. Pastel, commanding officer, Marine Barracks Washington, and the 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, was the guest of honor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Bourgeois)
Pastel previously served as the Deputy Commandant for Information (DC I) where he served as the Director, Plans and Strategy Division.
Marine Barracks Washington Change of Command Ceremony
The U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard presents the National Ensign during a change of command ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., June 17, 2020. Colonel Donald J. Tomich relinquished his command of Marine Barracks Washington D.C. to Col. Teague A. Pastel. Pastel previously served as the Deputy Commandant for Information (DC I) where he served as the Director, Plans and Strategy Division.
The hosting official for the evening was Col. Teague A. Pastel, commanding officer, Marine Barracks Washington, and the 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, was the guest of honor.
Friday Evening Parade 06.26.2020
Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon execute precision rifle drill movements during the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., June 26, 2020. Following Department of Defense guidelines and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, Marines are wearing cloth face coverings during parades this year in an effort to maximize the health and safety of Barracks personnel and guests. The hosting official for the evening was Col. Teague A. Pastel, commanding officer, Marine Barracks Washington, and the 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, was the guest of honor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Allen Sanders)
Pastel previously served as the Deputy Commandant for Information (DC I) where he served as the Director, Plans and Strategy Division.
Marine Barracks Washington Change of Command Ceremony
Colonel Teague A. Pastel, incoming commanding officer, delivers remarks during a change of command ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., June 17, 2020. Colonel Donald J. Tomich relinquished his command of Marine Barracks Washington D.C. to Col. Teague A. Pastel. Pastel previously served as the Deputy Commandant for Information (DC I) where he served as the Director, Plans and Strategy Division.
The hosting official for the evening was Col. Teague A. Pastel, commanding officer, Marine Barracks Washington, and the 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, was the guest of honor.
Friday Evening Parade 06.26.2020
Lance Cpl. Erik Lindquist, percussionist, “The Commandant’s Own,” United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, plays the cymbals during the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., June 26, 2020. Following Department of Defense guidelines and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, Marines are wearing cloth face coverings during parades this year in an effort to maximize the health and safety of Barracks personnel and guests. The hosting official for the evening was Col. Teague A. Pastel, commanding officer, Marine Barracks Washington,and the 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, was the guest of honor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp)
The hosting official for the evening was Col. Teague A. Pastel, commanding officer, Marine Barracks Washington, and the 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, was the guest of honor.
Friday Evening Parade 06.26.2020
Master Gunnery Sgt. Duane King, drum major, “The President’s Own,” United States Marine Band, conducts the band during the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., June 26, 2020. To maximize safety precautions during this year’s parade season, “The President’s Own” reduced the number of marching musicians from 36 to 25 and spread out their formation to increase physical distancing between the Marines. The hosting official for the evening was Col. Teague A. Pastel, commanding officer, Marine Barracks Washington, and the 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, was the guest of honor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp)
The hosting official for the evening was Col. Teague A. Pastel, commanding officer, Marine Barracks Washington, and the 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, was the guest of honor.
Friday Evening Parade 06.26.2020
Marines with Company B salute during the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., June 26, 2020. Following Department of Defense guidelines and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, Marines are wearing cloth face coverings during parades this year in an effort to maximize the health and safety of Barracks personnel and guests. The hosting official for the evening was Col. Teague A. Pastel, commanding officer, Marine Barracks Washington, and the 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, was the guest of honor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp)
The Body Bearers fired a cannon every minute for 21 minutes in observance of Memorial Day.
Body Bearers Fire a 21 Round Cannon Salute
Body Bearers with Bravo Company, Marine Barracks Washington, fire a cannon on the parade deck at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., May 26, 2020. The Body Bearers fired a cannon every minute for 21 minutes in observance of Memorial Day. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Allen Sanders.)
The Marines were selected to represent the Barracks as a part of the 2020 Parade Staff after several weeks of tirelessly drilling in Ceremonial Drill School and rigorous drill evaluations.
Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. 2020 Parade Staff
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. pose for a photo at the Barracks, Feb. 10, 2020. The Marines were selected to represent the Barracks as a part of the 2020 Parade Staff after several weeks of tirelessly drilling in Ceremonial Drill School and rigorous drill evaluations.
Pastel previously served as the Deputy Commandant for Information (DC I) where he served as the Director, Plans and Strategy Division.
Marine Barracks Washington Change of Command Ceremony
Marines with “The President’s Own, U.S. Marine Band, perform during a change of command ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., June 17, 2020. Colonel Donald J. Tomich relinquished his command of Marine Barracks Washington D.C. to Col. Teague A. Pastel. Pastel previously served as the Deputy Commandant for Information (DC I) where he served as the Director, Plans and Strategy Division.
Unit Leaders

Col. Teague A. Pastel
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

Ladies & Gentlemen,

The parade reservation website is currently unavailable. Please stay tuned for updates! 

We look forward to hosting you and your families this 2020 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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