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Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and Soldiers with His Majesty The King of Norway's Guard participated in a meet and greet before last night's sold out Norsk Militær Tattoo (Norwegian Military Tattoo) performance at the Spektrum Arena in Oslo, Norway. The Marines and Soldiers came together to showcase their drill sequences and learn different techniques from one another.
#NATOallies #EUCOM2018 #nmt2018 #normiltattoo #SendTheMarines #sharethetradition

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On Friday, Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon began their day with a tour of Oslo, Norway and the Akershus Fortress hosted by Soldiers with His Majesty The King of Norway's Guard. The Marines also participated in the 2018 Norsk Militær Tattoo (Norwegian Military Tattoo) Parade which took place throughout the city streets of Oslo.
#StrongEurope #EUCOM2018 #nmt2018 #normiltattoo #SendTheMarines #armyfieldband #NATOallies

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HAPPENING NOW: The U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs at the 2018 Norsk Militær Tattoo (Norwegian Military Tattoo) in Oslo, Norway!

HAPPENING NOW: The U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs at the 2018 Norsk Militær Tattoo (Norwegian Military Tattoo) in Oslo, Norway!

Posted by Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I on Saturday, April 21, 2018

In one hour, tune in to watch our very own U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon perform for a sold out crowd at the 2018 Norsk Militær Tattoo (Norwegian Military Tattoo) in Oslo, Norway!
#normiltattoo #StrongEurope #NATOallies #EUCOM2018 #WeAreAllies #SendtheMarines

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Barracks' Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon prepare to take the stage tonight for their first public performance of the 2018 Norsk Militær Tattoo (Norwegian Military Tattoo) in Oslo, Norway! (Official U.S. Marines Corps video by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)
#normiltattoo #StrongEurope #NATOallies #EUCOM2018 #WeAreAllies #SendtheMarines

2018 Norwegian Military Tattoo

Barracks' Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon prepare to take the stage tonight for their first public performance of the 2018 Norsk Militær Tattoo (Norwegian Military Tattoo) in Oslo, Norway! (Official U.S. Marines Corps video by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)#normiltattoo #StrongEurope #NATOallies #EUCOM2018 #WeAreAllies #SendtheMarines

Posted by Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I on Friday, April 20, 2018

Last night, the Silent Drill Platoon performed alongside several international allies' ceremonial units during a dress rehearsal in preparation for the 2018 Norsk Militær Tattoo (Norwegian Military Tattoo) in Oslo, Norway. The event will kick-off this evening, affording the Norwegian public the opportunity to experience the power of music and drill as a universal language. Semper Fi!
#Nmt2018 #normiltattoo #ReadyForces #StrongEurope #NATOallies #EUCOM2018 #WeAreAllies #SendTheMarines

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Our very own U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs during a dress rehearsal in preparation for their first performance at 2018 Norsk Militær Tattoo (Norwegian Military Tattoo) tomorrow evening in Oslo, Norway. Stay tuned for more coverage!

Thank you The United States Army Field Band for the stream.

Silent Drill Platoon rehearsal

The Silent Drill Platoon from Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I practicing for the Norwegian Military Tattoo 2018.Thanks to the The United States Army Field Band for the live feed.

Posted by U.S. Marine Corps on Thursday, April 19, 2018

The U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon marches into the 2018 Norwegian Military Tattoo

Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon will be performing in the Norsk Militær Tattoo (Norwegian Military Tattoo) in Oslo, Norway from April 20-22. The Tattoo serves as a key opportunity for Norwegians to come together in a show of partnership with international partners and allows SDP to showcase the professionalism, discipline, and esprit de corps of Marines across the globe through their ceremonial demonstrations. This event is the biggest indoor event in Norway and is a non-profit cultural event organized by the Norwegian Defense Forces. It will include more than 800 participants on stage from European military bands and U.S. ceremonial units. Stay tuned for coverage of the performances!
#Nmt2018 #normiltattoo #StrongEurope #ReadyForces #NATOallies #EUCOM2018 #SendtheMarines

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Marine Barracks Washington was honored to welcome Chief Warrant Officer 4 Hershel “Woody” Williams to the Barracks today. Williams was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. He is one of four living Medal of Honor recipients from WWII and the only surviving Marine Medal of Honor recipient from the war.

Semper Fi, Sir.

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"His indomitable courage, inspiring initiative, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of grave personal danger inspired his Marines to such aggressive action that they overcame all enemy resistance and destroyed a large bunker complex." - excerpt from Medal of Honor citation for Col. Wesley L. Fox

Marines with Marines Barracks Washington D.C. participated in a full honors funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, April 17 for Col. Wesley L. Fox. Fox served 43 years in the Marine Corps and fought in both the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions while serving in Vietnam as the company commander for Company A, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment.

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HAPPENING NOW: Marines with Marine Barracks Washington prepare to escort Col. Wesley L. Fox to his final resting place Arlington National Cemetery. Col. Fox was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during Operation Dewey Canyon, one of the Marine Corps’ last major offensive of the Vietnam War.

To watch Col. Fox’s interment LIVE, visit Marines.mil or go to U.S. Marine Corps.

HAPPENING NOW: Marines with Marine Barracks Washington prepare to escort Col. Wesley L. Fox to his final resting place Arlington National Cemetery. Col. Fox was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during Operation Dewey Canyon, one of the Marine Corps’ last major offensive of the Vietnam War. To watch Col. Fox’s interment LIVE, visit Marines.mil or go to U.S. Marine Corps.

Posted by Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Today, Marines with Marine Barracks Washington will escort Col. Wesley Fox to his final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery.

Col. Wesley Fox

Today, the Marine Corps is laying Medal of Honor recipient Col. Wesley Fox to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. Col. Fox earned the Medal of Honor for leading Marines through heavy enemy fire after suffering multiple wounds in the Vietnam War.Watch live here at 1:40 p.m. EST

Posted by U.S. Marine Corps on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Semper Fi, Gunny!

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Major General John A. Studds Full Honors Funeral

Today, Marines with Marine Barracks Washington D.C. supported a full honors funeral for Maj. Gen. John A. Studds at Arlington National Cemetery. General Studds was commissioned into the Marine Corps in 1960 and served the following 33 years as an Infantry Officer. He commanded Marines at all levels including; Commander, Charlie Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion in Vietnam where he received the Bronze Star with Combat "V" for valor and was the Director of Marine Corps Intelligence during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Studds concluded his devout career as the Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. Semper Fi, Sir.

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Marine Time Machine | Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps

Today, Sgt. Francis S. Frazier became the 38th color sergeant of the Marine Corps.In this episode of Marine Time Machine, learn about the history and importance of this position.

Posted by U.S. Marine Corps on Friday, April 6, 2018

"A sergeant with the leadership, character and commitment to do this job is what makes the Color Sergeant so special."

-Colonel Tyler J. Zagurski, commanding officer, Marine Barracks Washington D.C.

Today, Sgt. Kenneth Newton relinquished his position as the Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps to his successor, Sgt. Francis Frazier, the 38th Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps, during a relief and appointment ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington D.C. The Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps serves as the senior sergeant of the Marine Corps and is one of the most visible Marines in our Corps. By virtue of this billet, the Color Sergeant serves as an example in appearance, performance and leadership for all noncommissioned officers to emulate. Semper Fi, Marines!

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The objective of MBW's SAPR Program is to eliminate the occurence of sexual assault by strengthening a culture of prevention through risk reduction, education and training, response, victim support, reporting procedures, and offender accountability that enhances the safety and well-being of all.

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Our Marines had the honor of celebrating the Barracks' 217th birthday today alongside members of the Center House Association. While the actual birthday falls on March 31st, 217 years of tradition and history were remebered today on the hallowed parade grounds at 8th & I. One of these customs was a cake cutting ceremony, symbolizing the passing on of knowledge from the longest serving Marine to the shortest serving member of MBW.

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73rd Reunion of Honor

To remember the fallen, to remember the past...Iwo Jima survivors return to the island for the 73rd Reunion of Honor to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who served during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Posted by U.S. Marine Corps on Monday, March 26, 2018

Memories of Iwo Jima

Today, 73 years ago, Marines secured the island of Iwo Jima after 36 days of combat.The battle may be over, but the memories live on through these Marines.Semper Fidelis.

Posted by U.S. Marine Corps on Monday, March 26, 2018

Chesty XV is on deck at Marine Barracks Washington! Semper Fi, Devil Pup!

Chesty XV

Meet Chesty XV — the Corps’ newest mascot!He will make his first appearance at a Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I parade this July.

Posted by U.S. Marine Corps on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Marines with Marine Barracks Washington welcomed 28 Medal of Honor (MoH) recipients as they debarked their flight at Reagan National Airport (DCA), Washington D.C., March 22, 2018. The MoH recipients are a part of the annual MoH charter from John F. Kennedy National Airport to DCA. The veterans and one of the flight attendents, a Gold Star mother, were welcomed to DCA by a number of service members and bystanders.

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We are our brothers' and sisters' keepers...

Marines with Marine Barracks Washington had the honor of supporting the funeral of retired Col. Paul K. German at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., March 21, 2018. German joined the U.S. Marine Corps immediately after high school in 1945 and later earned his commission in 1952 after graduating from the United States Naval Academy. During his 30 year career as an aviator, he clocked over 4,600 flight hours, including 284 combat missions in Vietnam. Semper Fi Sir.

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The Battle Color Detachment will be taking over the U.S. Marine Corps Snapchat this evening!

U.S. Marine Corps. Snap code: @Marines

We will be broadcasting the Battle Color Ceremony that will take place at Legacy Stadium - Mike Johnston Field - Katy, Texas @8 p.m. EST

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