Monday, October 17, 2011

Where they live: Cribs/Barracks

They gotta live somewhere and they gotta keep it clean.

Here is actually a very interesting article on the rules about barracks and what can be done there:
 Relaxing in the barracks
Just a sample from the above story ...
"It’s no secret that some service members marry for two reasons other than love: No more barracks living and more money. Some Marines refer to them as 'contract marriages'"
"'I’m almost 28, and I can’t do half the stuff I want to do. If I want to have a lady friend stay the night, I should be able to,' McCumber said. 'But I have to go over to her place or get a hotel. And my family can’t come over and visit unless I have money for a hotel room, too.'”
That could explain this which seriously confused me at first.

Where it all began: Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. is located at 8th and I Streets, Southeast in Washington, D.C. Established in 1801, it is a National Historic Landmark, the oldest post in the United States Marine Corps, the official residence of the Commandant of the Marine Corps since 1806, and main ceremonial grounds of the Corps. wikipedia
The oldest continually active post in the Corps, the Marine Barracks served as Marine Corps Headquarters from 1801 to 1901. Here recruits and officers were trained, and vital decisions were made affecting Corps development. Troops quartered at the Barracks played significant roles in the wars with the Barbary pirates, the War of 1812, the Seminole War, the capture of John Brown at Harper's Ferry, and the conquest of Cuba in the Spanish-American War. As the home of the Marine Band, which has played for every President since John Adams, the Marine Barracks witnessed a significant epoch in American musical history when John Philip Sousa, the "March King," served as leader from 1880 to 1892. The Marine Band is still stationed at the Barracks and remains the official White House musical unit. Marine Barracks
Marine's digs in Fort Lost in the Woods:

Must be field day

A place for Firewatch

Roomy too


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