Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.
Established in 1801, Marine Barracks Washington, is the "Oldest Post of the Corps" and has been the residence of every commandant of the Marine Corps since 1806. The selection of the site for the Barracks was a matter of personal interest to President Thomas Jefferson, who rode through Washington with Lt. Col. William Ward Burrows, the second commandant of the Marine Corps, in search of a suitable location. The site now occupied was approved due to its proximity to the Washington Navy Yard and because it was within easy marching distance of the Capitol.
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"The Oldest Post of the Corps"

Feb 13, 2017

The U.S Marine Corps Color Guard practices precision drill movements during a portion of their month-long training phase as a part of the Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Az., Feb. 8, 2017. The BCD is comprised of the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, “The Commandant’s Own,” the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps and the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard. This highly skilled unit travels across the country to demonstrate the discipline, professionalism, and “Esprit de Corps” of United States Marines. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)

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