MCB QUANTICO

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Welcome

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Welcome

Since its establishment in 1917, Quantico has been home to many of the nation’s most innovative, intelligent and patriotic men and women. It is here, at the Crossroads of the Marine Corps, that vital concepts, training and equipment of the future are developed. Some of the most important techniques in warfighting were born here, including expeditionary warfare, for which the Marine Corps is renowned. History has proven the importance of Quantico to America’s defense.
The sharp vision and intense dedication of the service members, civilians and family members who serve here continue to ensure the Marine Corps remains the world’s premier fighting force. read more

History

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History

Even before the Jamestown Settlement and Capt. John Smith explored the Potomac banks in 1608, the Spaniards had visited Quantico nearly 40 years earlier. Tobacco was the main product of early Scottish settlers in the Quantico area, which was the home of many Revolutionary War heroes. American, British and French armies used nearby roads to move from one battlefield to another. During the Civil War, Confederates used the Potomac’s banks as gun positions to halt Union traffic on the river. By the 1880s, the land had been acquired by speculators who sold it to the Corps in 1917.

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Arrival

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Directions

Quantico is conveniently reached by Interstate 95 and there are two airports nearby: Dulles International in Chantilly, Virginia, and Ronald Reagan Washington National in Washington, D.C. Other transportation includes a bus terminal in nearby Triangle as well as Amtrak, 800-872-7245, and Virginia Railway Express, 800-RIDE-VRE, train services. read more

Services

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American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

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Recreation & Sports

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Recreation & Sports

The Semper Fit and Recreation administrative office is located on the lower level of Little Hall, Building 2034, Barnett Avenue. The program offers a wide variety of recreational activities designed to help patrons stay in shape and enjoy their leisure time. Golf, boating, bowling, recreational classes, auto hobby skills center, special events, discount ticket sales and more are available. A brief description of individual activities and their phone numbers are listed. For information, call 703-784-2014 or visit www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org. read more

Marine Corps Base Quantico

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Marine Corps Base Quantico

Marine Corps Base Quantico is home to the Marine Corps Combat Development Command and numerous tenant organizations. 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. Website: www.quantico.marines.mil. read more

Marine Corps Installations Command

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Marine Corps Installations Command

Marine Corps Installations Command became fully operational Oct. 1, 2012, as the Marine Corps’ newest command. Its commander, Maj. Gen. Juan Ayala, also serves as assistant deputy commandant for Installations and Logistics Facilities and commander of the Marine Corps National Capital Region Command. MCICOM is responsible for the command and control of Marine Corps installations around the globe through regional commanders (MCIEAST, MCIWEST, MCIPAC and MCB Quantico) by providing oversight, direction and coordination of services and optimizing support to the operating forces, tenants and activities. The three prior regions are geographically co-located with their respective Marine Expeditionary Forces.

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Marine Corps Combat Development Command

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Marine Corps Combat Development Command

A lieutenant general holds dual responsibility as the commanding general of Marine Corps Combat Development Command and as the deputy commandant of the Marine Corps for Combat Development and Integration, and is headquartered in the General Raymond G. Davis Center at 3300 Russell Road.

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Training & Education Command

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Training and Education Command

The mission of the Training and Education Command, located in Building 1019, is to develop, coordinate, resource, execute, and evaluate training and education concepts, policies, plans and programs to ensure Marines are prepared to meet the challenges of present and future operational environments. TECOM has five major subordinate commands: Training Command, Education Command/Marine Corps University, MAGTF Training Command, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California. Of these five, Training Command and Education Command are also located on MCB Quantico. TECOM Headquarters has eight divisions all located aboard MCB Quantico. The following are brief descriptions of the headquarters divisions that are not typical for a Marine Command general staff. After that are brief descriptions of Training Command and Education Command and their respective subordinate elements that are located on MCB Quantico. read more

Tenant Activities

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Manpower and Reserve Affairs

Manpower and Reserve Affairs is the largest department in Headquarters Marine Corps. Located in the James Wesley Marsh Center, Building 3280, M&RA is responsible for taking care of Marines and their families. Within the M&RA are the Manpower Management Information Systems Division, the Manpower Management Division, the Manpower Plans and Policy Division, the Personal and Family Readiness Division, and the Reserve Affairs Division. Certain elements of M&RA are located in Building 17 (Promotions Branch, MM Division), Building 2008 (Personnel Management Support Branch, MM Division) and Building 3044 (Business Operations Branch, MR Division). Website: www.manpower.usmc.mil. read more

Area Attractions

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Virginia

Quantico National Cemetery

18424 Joplin Road (Route 619)

Triangle, VA 22172

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