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"

Aug 23, 2017

Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon stand at the position of attention on the parade deck during a combined ceremony at Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 19, 2017. This visit marked the anniversary of the Ogdensburg Agreement, which was signed by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister King to bind the two nations in the combined defense of North America. Since then, the two units have paraded together countless times both at the Fort and at Marine Barracks Washington. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Damon McLean/Released)

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