Marine Barracks has battalion-wide police call

13 Apr 2001 | Marine Barracks Public Affairs Office

Marine Barracks Washington D.C. held a battalion-wide police call today in order to clean up the area of their bachelor enlisted quarters here in south east.

The Marines made their presence known when several hundred marched down the streets of Washington toward the sight of their new BEQ.  Armed with rakes and plastic trash bags, the Marines had only one thing on their mind: Mission accomplishment.

Company "A," Company "B," and MCI Company lead the attack with vigor and tenacity, ensuring that every piece of trash was removed from the grounds of their future home.  Not to be left out, Headquarters and Service Company also did their part policing their area to perfection.

"It was great to be out in the community lending a helping hand," said Cpl. Daniel S. Steakin, H&S Company.  "It's good to get out in the neighborhood and show that we care about the environment as much as our neighbors do."

The new BEQ will house approximately 300 enlisted Marines which will help reduce the current overcrowded conditions in the existing BEQ located on 8th and I streets S.E.