Washington Salute would like to warmly congratulate Marine Corps Base Quantico for being named the fifth Washington Salute Base of the Week presented by Nissan of the 2020-21 NFL Season! Throughout the season, Washington Salute and Nissan will be teaming up to highlight the service members on installations throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. We welcome all Washington Salute members and military supporting fans to join us on our venture as we honor and celebrate the sacrifice and service of the men and women on our local installations!
Installation: Marine Corps Base Quantico
Commander: Colonel William Bentley III, USMC
Address of Installation Visitors Center: 3300 Russell Road, Quantico VA 22134
Number of People on Installation: 5,213 (working, reporting, and living)
United States Military Branches: United States Marine Corps
Description of Installation: Marine Corps Base Quantico (commonly abbreviated MCB Quantico) is a United States Marine Corps installation located near Triangle, Virginia, located in southern Prince William County, Virginia, northern Stafford County, and southeastern Fauquier County. Used primarily for training purposes, MCB Quantico is known as the "Crossroads of the Marine Corps." Quantico Station is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William and Stafford counties in the U.S. state of Virginia, used by the Census Bureau to describe base housing. The U.S. Marine Corps' Combat Development Command, which develops strategies for U.S. Marine combat and makes up most of the community of over 12,000 military and civilian personnel (including families), is based here. It has a budget of around $300 million and is the home of the Marine Corps Officer Candidates School. The Marine Corps Research Center at Quantico pursues equipment research and development, especially telecommunications, for the Marine Corps. The Marine Corps Brig, a military prison, was also located at Quantico, until its closure on 31 December 2011 and its subsequent demolition.The FBI Academy, the principal research and training facility of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the principal training facility for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are also located on the base.
Highlights with Washington Football Team: On August 22nd, the Washington Football Team Director of Player Development, Malcom Blacken, held a Leadership Roundtable with twelve Marines in leadership roles on Marine Corps Base Quantico discussing adversity, ethical decision making, and parralels between the military and the National Football League. On October 19, Washington Salute joined GEICO Military and Buffalo Wild Wings on the Touching Base Tour handing out over 100 appreciation packages to Marines for their service throughout the National pandemic.