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Marines with Marine Barracks Washington had the honor of hosting Thom R. Tillis, North Carolina U.S. Senator, at last night's Tuesday Sunset Parade at the Lincoln Memorial. The hosting official was Lt. Gen. Michael A. Rocco, deputy commandant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Semper Fi!

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Today, Marines with Marine Barracks Washington D.C. had the honor to host a full honors funeral for former Marine, 1st Lt. John P. White at Arlington National Cemetery. White served as an active duty Marine from 1969-1971, and later became the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Fair Winds and Following Seas, Sir.

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It was an honor for the Barracks to host the U.S. Senator for Wisconsin, Ron Johnson, as our guest of honor for the July 13th Friday Evening Parade. The hosting official was the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert B. Neller. Also in attendance was a group of original Marine Raiders from World War II. Semper Fi!

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In this week's episode of Prep Time, check out the Marines who set the tone for the Friday Evening Parades- our Crowd Educators!

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It was an honor for the Barracks to host the former Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, as the guest of honor for last night's Tuesday Sunset Parade. The hosting official was the Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Maj. Gen. John R. Ewers Jr. We look forward to hosting you for the remainder of our Tuesday Sunset Parades and Semper Fi

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Private Chesty XV, upcoming official Marine Corps mascot, made his debut marching in his first Friday Evening Parade!

It was an honor for the Barracks to host His Excellency Ambassador Virachai Plasai, ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the U.S., and Minister Patrick A. Chuasoto, deputy chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of the Phillippines to the U.S. The hosting official of the parade was Lt. Gen. Steven R. Rudder, deputy commandant of Aviation.

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Last night, Private Chesty XV made his debut marching in his first Friday Evening Parade! Chesty XV will take over as the official Marine Corps Mascot in August.

It was an honor for the Barracks to host the Under Secretary of the Navy, Thomas B. Modly, as the guest of honor for Friday night’s Evening Parade. The hosting official was the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Glenn M. Walters.

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In this episode of Prep Time, check out how Combat Grounds Marines work around the clock to set the stage for our Sunset and Evening Parades by ensuring the prestine appearance and cleanliness of the Barracks and the Lincoln Memorial!

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Yesterday, Marines stationed in National Capitol Region competed in the High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) preliminaries held at Marine Barracks Washington D.C. The HITT Championship is an annual event that brings the top male and female tactical athletes from each region to compete to claim the title of "Best tactical athlete in the Marine Corps." This year the HITT Championship will be held at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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It was an honor for the Barracks to host Texas' 13th Congressional District Congressman, the Honorable William McClellan Thornberry, as the guest of honor for last night's Tuesday Sunset Parade. The hosting official was the Deputy Commandant for Aviation, Headquarters Marine Corps, Lt. Gen. Steven R. Rudder.

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It was an honor for Marine Barracks Washington to have as our guest of honor for the Friday Evening Indoor Ceremony Secretary of the Navy, Richard V. Spencer. The Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller was the hosting official for the ceremony.

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Parade Update: Due to inclement weather, the June 22nd Friday Evening Parade has been canceled to the general public. We look forward to hosting you at another parade this season. Tickets reserved for this parade are not transferable to another date so please visit our Parade Reservation tab at https://paraderes.dcmarines.com to make new reservations!

Today, Marines with Alpha company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., conducted physical training at Anacostia River Park, Washington D.C. Company A is one of the two marching companies at the Barracks; it is comprised of two marching platoons, as well as the Silent Drill platoon and the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard. The physical training evolution consisted of a formation run and various team building exercises.

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For tomorrow’s Friday Evening Parade, June 22nd, security will be heightened; therefore, we request that all guests show up between 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. which will ensure everyone is seated on time. In order to pass through security with ease, please limit the amount of excessive baggage you bring. For this parade no guests, to include federal and local law enforcement members, are allowed to bring on firearms.

Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to hosting you here at the Oldest Post of the Corps!

Today, it was an honor for Marine Barracks Washington to host a change of command ceremony for Col. Tyler J. Zagurski, outgoing commanding officer, MBW, and Col. Don Tomich, incoming commanding officer, MBW. Tomich previously served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Marine Forces Central Command. Semper Fidelis, Gentlemen!

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It was an honor for Marine Barracks Washington to host a Troop Review Ceremony this morning to award the Legion of Merit to the Commandant of the Brazil Corps of Naval Infantry, Adm. Alexandre Jose Barreto de Mattos, and Coordinator General, Mexico Naval Infantry, Vice Adm. Rafael Lopez Martinez. The Legion of Merit is a military award given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievement. Semper Fi, Gentlemen.

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In addition to keeping the Oldest Post in the Corps up and running, Maintenance Marines play a crucial role during Friday Evening Parades at the Barracks. In this episode of Prep Time, check out how Maintenance Marines light up the show and so much more!

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Happy Flag Day!

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The first Sunset Parade of the 2018 Parade Season was a huge success! Be sure to spread the word of our new venue at the Lincoln Memorial every Tuesday throughout the summer and we look forward to hosting you for the remainder of the season. Semper Fi!

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Tonight, the Barracks will kick off the first Sunset Parade of the 2018 Parade Season! Don't miss the opportunity to watch the Marines perform at their new venue: The Lincoln Memorial. The Sunset Parades are open to the public at no charge and begin at 7:00 pm. We look forward to hosting you this summer and Semper Fi!

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The Barracks was priviledged to host the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force operational deputies at the Friday Evening Parade!

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Barracks Marines work around the clock to ensure the guests of our summer parades have a memorable experience. Beginning this week and throughout this year's parade season we will highlight the Marines who work behnind the scenes to make our parades a success.

This week we highlight our hosting element. Enjoy our first "Prep Time" video and stay tuned for more!

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The Battle Color Detachment hits the "Big Apple"

On May 26, 2018, The Battle Color Detachment performed thier Battle Color Ceremony in Times Square, Manhhattan, NY, but it's not over yet! Be sure to tune into Fox and Friends to catch the Drum & Bugle Corps live tommorrow morning @ 6 A.M. EST.

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Marines with the Battle Color Detachment performed at Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY, May 26, 2018. Tune into Fox and Friends tomorrow morning at 6 A.M. and watch the Drum & Bugle Corps perform live!

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