MCB Quantico

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MCB Quantico Marine Corps Installations National Capital Region


MCB Quantico is home to Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Marine & Reserve Affairs, and numerous other tenant commands and activities. The base staff provides infrastructure, operational, and community services support to these organizations and to the military members, families, and civilians who live and work on base. The base is also a key player in support of overall Marine Corps objectives and programs, and plays host to scores of training events, conferences, symposia, and other special events.


On Oct. 1, 1980, Headquarters Battalion and Support Battalion were combined to form Headquarters and Service Battalion (H&S Bn). It is currently the parent command for nearly 60 percent of the personnel assigned aboard Quantico, and is the largest battalion in the Marine Corps. The battalion headquarters is in Building 2006.

The administrative and legal support of nearly 3,000 Marines is managed at the battalion level by real-time links to Headquarters Marine Corps and the Marines’ tenant commands. Billeting and subsistence functions, as well as scheduling, administering and documenting military training, Marine battle skills training and professional military education, are performed by the officers and enlisted Marines and civilians in the battalion headquarters and company offices. Additionally, H&S Bn staff provides general and personnel administrative support and focused logistics support for a multitude of events throughout the National Capital Region (to include the Marine Corps Marathon and Half-Marathon).

The five organic companies of the battalion are Headquarters Company, Service Company, Combat Development Company, Training and Education Company, and Tenant Activities Company. Visit for more information.

Navy personnel report to the Navy Personnel Office annotated in their orders; after-hours arrivals will report to the information desk in the Naval Medical Clinic. Phone: 703-784-1699.


Security Battalion, Building 2043, is composed of the Provost Marshal Office (PMO) and Fire Department and Emergency Services. Security Battalion personnel provide emergency response services aboard MCINCR-MCB Quantico, as well as administrative, logistical and training support for the battalion. PMO provides a full range of police support including: preventing and suppressing crime, investigating criminal offenses and traffic accidents, apprehending offenders, registering privately owned vehicles, pets, and weapons, traffic control, and physical security surveys. PMO works closely with the town of Quantico law enforcement officers as well as with both county and state police. The Fire and Emergency Services Department provides firefighting, first responder emergency medical, and hazardous materials spill response, tactical rescue, and fire prevention. Fire safety education services are also provided by the fire department for the base and tenant activities.

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Marine Corps Air Facility (MCAF) Quantico (Turner Field) traces a long history of aviation service to Quantico and the Marine Corps as one of the first Marine Corps air stations, dating back to 1919. Over the next 57 years, MCAF Quantico was host to a wide array of Marine aviation units and operations, including the activation of the First Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW) in 1941. In 1976, following the realignment of Marine Corps Aviation, Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) became the sole tenant of MCAF Quantico. Most recently in October 2015, MCAF Quantico was reorganized under the Commander, Marine Corps Installations National Capital Region - Marine Corps Base Quantico. Today, MCAF Quantico continues to operate and maintain the facilities and to provide the services and material to support HMX-1, Fleet Marine Force aircraft, and special events such as Congressional Marine Day.

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The Quantico Marine Corps Band has achieved and maintains an enviable record of professionalism, delighting thousands of listeners in hundreds of performances throughout the northeastern United States and Canada.

The Quantico Marine Corps Band performs in a variety of ceremonial and concert appearances on military installations and in public. The Quantico Marine Corps Band maintains the capability to perform as a marching band, concert band, stage band or small musical ensembles. Past appearances of the band include activities for the Marine Corps Marathon, the Netherlands Tattoo in Rotterdam, the Virginia International Tattoo in Norfolk, Virginia, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Boston, Massachusetts.


Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) headquarters, Fowler Hall, is at 3399 Russell Road, just after the entrance to Quantico’s southern gate (Exit 148). Also known as “The People’s Marathon,” the MCM is a world-class running event hosted annually in Arlington, Virginia,

and the nation’s capital. Annually, the MCM is organized by the U.S. Marine Corps and a dedicated civilian staff. Held in October, the MCM starts between Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon and finishes at the Marine Corps War Memorial, the symbol most iconic of the U.S. Marine Corps.

The MCM attracts 30,000 participants and more than 100,000 spectators and is broadcast live on Comcast SportsNet. Thousands of Marines, sailors and volunteers support the MCM, which is one of the largest marathons in the world. The MCM team also coordinates the MCM10K and MCM Kids Run, during MCM Weekend and the MCM Event Series, which includes a variety of distances aboard MCB Quantico and its surrounding communities. The MCM Event Series is hosted April through November. For more information, visit or call 703-784-2225.


Combat Camera located in Building 2009 supports command visual information (Photographic, Videographic, Reprographic, Training Support and Sound) requirements.

Still Photographic Section: Promotion, Waiver and Command Board Photos. Event and Historical Documentation, Digital Imagery, Prints and Compact Discs. Call 703-784-2704.

Reprographic Support Section: File Transfers, High Volume Copier Production, Large Format Color Copies, Posters, Illustrations, Computer Graphics, Interactive Courseware, Animations, Lamination, Signs, Brochures, Layouts, and DVD’s. Call 703-784-2383.

Motion Media Section (Video): Original Video Documentations, Programs, Events and Productions. Significant event submissions for the Defense Video Distribution System. Call 703-432-0660.

Training Support and Sound Section: Customer Service Transactions, Sound Requests, Audiovisual Equipment Checkout, AV Systems Design and Consultations. Call 703-784-3398.


Naval Health Clinic Quantico

The primary source of medical care for the base is Naval Health Clinic (NHC) Quantico, at 3259 Catlin Ave., near Lejeune Hall, the Base Headquarters. The clinic does not have emergency medical services available. Life-threatening injuries and illnesses that require immediate treatment should be evaluated at the nearest emergency room and can be accessed by dialing 911. For authorization of acute out-of-the-area medical care, call the Nurse Advice Line at 800-TRICARE (874-2273).

The mission of the clinic is to provide and coordinate health care and wellness services for active-duty and family members to maximize readiness. The clinic provides services to all eligible beneficiaries who have enrolled in TRICARE Prime at NHC Quantico.

Normal operating hours for the clinic are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the exception of Thursday. Thursday has limited services available due to Command training being conducted from 1 to 4 p.m. The clinic has limited after-hours services from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and is closed Saturday and Sunday.

The clinic has the following medical specialists: family practice, pediatrics, sports medicine, flight surgeon, behavioral health, optometry, occupational and preventive medicine, radiology, nutrition, diabetic education and physical therapy.

The clinic has a toll-free phone line at 888-784-1802.

For Appointments:

Mainside Clinic: 703-784-1725
TBS Clinic: 703-784-5541
OCS Clinic: 703-784-2062
Washington Navy Yard: 202-433-3132

Dental Clinic

The main dental clinic is on the second floor, south end of the Naval Health Clinic and is for active-duty service members only.

Other clinics on base are located at The Basic School in the Ray Hall Medical/Dental Clinic, the OCS Clinic in Branch Hall Building 5003 and the Marine Corps Air Facility, Building 2100. Military personnel are provided complete dental services, although some specialty care may require referrals to other military or civilian clinics. Due to current military dental readiness and health requirements, family members and retirees are not able to be seen. Family members and retires are encouraged to use their respective TRICARE dental plans for their dental health needs.


MCB Quantico and the tenant commands that reside there, employ 28,637 personnel comprised of 6,164 military personnel, 10,667 civilians, 4,068 contractors and 7,477 military students. Approximately 4,000 family members live 1137 housing units aboard base. This large and diverse population has a tremendous impact on the surrounding towns and counties, which requires a comprehensive community relations program.

The purpose of community relations is to develop mutually beneficial relationships between the base and local communities. The primary tools used for accomplishing this mission are the Civilian-Military Council, composed of civic leaders from the surrounding towns and counties as well as base officials; outreach programs like the volunteer program that connects Marines with various volunteer events in the community; participation in regional chambers of commerce activities; an active speaker’s bureau; and inviting the public to special events on the installation to educate them on Quantico’s mission and why Marines train. The Community Relations Office is in Lejeune Hall, Building 3250 Rm. 131. It can be reached at 703-784-3699 or

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