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, 2018

Lance Cpl. Nikias Nicholas, Headquarters and Service company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., renders a salute at the passing of the Caisson platoon during a full honors funeral for Col. Travis M. Provost at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Feb. 12, 2018. Provost joined the U.S. Marine Corps on November 10, 1989 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in April 1990. He deployed six times, supporting multiple operations including Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005 and retired in April 2014 after a distinguished and decorated career. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)

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