Here at 8th & I we strive to provide our Marines and their families with the most up to date and sufficient methods in order to stay healthy and fit all while providing them with a fun and unforgettable experience. The sports, recreation programs, and our facilities are only a small part of what Marine Corps Community Services has to offer...
Located at on the basement level of the 8th & I Annex building, MCCS' Gear Issue is full of many different types of equipment that are available for Marines to check out. With certain exceptions, gear may be checked out for 72 hours free of charge!
These items include, but are not limited to (as we update our inventory throughout the year):
- Tents (6/3/2 Person)
- Sleeping Mats
- Camping Stoves
- Camping Stools
- 2 Shelf Cooking Stands
- Soccer balls
- Volley Balls
- Flag Football Flags
- Golf Clubs and Bags
- Softball Equipment (balls, bats, gloves, bases, etc.)
- Moon bounces
(Moon bounces are for check-out by Marine Barracks Washington personnel only!)
- Weighted Vests
- Jump Ropes
- Plyometric Boxes
- Running Parachutes
- Kettle Bells
- Medicine Balls
- Boxing Gloves
- Cones (tall and disc)
- Exercise Mats
- Indoor Bicycle Trainers
If you would like to make a reservation for gear, please call 202-433-2721.
Throughout the year, MCCS Semper Fit provides Marines at 8th & I with the opportunity to participate in intramural sports leagues. There are currently 3 seasonal sports that take place at the Marine Barracks all of which are officiated by certified referees/officials. These sports include:
- Flag Football
Other sports that Marines may participate in while serving at the Barracks may include soccer, cycling, golf, running, etc.
If you would like more information about what sports programs at the Marine Barracks, please contact the MCCS Semper Fit Office at 202-433-2922 or visit us in the Annex Facility.
The Marine Barracks currently has multiple athletic facilities including the Annex Athletic Turf Field that is designed for football, baseball, softball, soccer, and lacrosse as well as an outdoor basketball court and a high school regulation indoor basketball court.
- Annex Athletic Turf Field
- Outdoor basketball court
- Indoor basketball court
MCCS Semper Fit accepts reservation requests for many of the fitness facilities including the Athletic Turf Field, The Group Exercise Studio, and the Basketball Gym.
If you would like to make a reservation, please call 202-433-2721.
Please understand that the following may apply:
- Reservation Requests are only requests. The request must be approved by MCCS before the reservation is set.
- Marine Barracks Training Events take priority. If you have an existing reservation but the facility/space is needed for a training event, your reservation can and may be cancelled.
- Reservations are made on a 1st come 1st serve basis; however, if your group is small and does not require a lot of room, you may be asked to share the space with other groups at the same time.
There are several facilities at the Marine Barracks where Marines and family members are able to get a great work out. With new standards for fitness, combat fitness testing, and HITT training, the fitness and training rooms have never been more necessary. MCCS Semper Fit Facilities can be found at both Post 8 and the Annex which include:
-High School Regulation Size Indoor Basketball Court
-Post 8 Fitness Center and Atrium
-Annex Fitness Center
-HITT Center (High Intensity Tactical Training)
-Outdoor Fitness Structure
-Synthetic Turf Sport Field and track
For more information regarding HITT Training, please use the following link:
Throughout the year, MCCS strives to provide Marines with fun and unforgettable experiences in the form of recreational events whether it is an outing to someplace fun or even an in-house celebration of sorts. Past events have included:
- Oktoberfest with live music and German cuisine
- Halloween and Costume Parties
- Spring BBQ
- Ski/Snowboard Trips to nearby resorts
MCCS also provides our Marines with Recreation Centers and Computer Labs so that Marines can enjoy leisure time playing video games (playstation 4, and XboxONE), watch movies on large screen televisions as well as stay connected with friends and family on our free Wi-Fi Internet Service.
MCCS 8th & I Health Promotions & Education offers a wide range of programs and education to help improve the health and happiness of the individual.
Our programs include both group and individual instruction on health, fitness, nutrition, injury prevention, smoking cessation and other health related topics. We also provide American Red Cross certification classes in CPR (Adult, Child, Infant) with AED and First Aid.
You can also schedule personal fitness training/assessment by appointment only.
Our belief is that when a person improves their health, they become empowered to pursue the life of their dreams!
Classes are scheduled and offered as individual sessions, small groups/platoon, or for company training:
- Injury Prevention
- Smoking Cessation*
- Suicide Prevention*
- Stress Management
- Substance & Alcohol Abuse Awareness*
- Sexual Health*
- Hypertension and Cholesterol
*Classes coordinated with either Henderson Hall or Navy Yard Medical Personnel
- CPR – Adult, Child and Infant
- AED – Adult
- First Aid
CPR/AED certification is good for two years; First Aid for three years. Classes must be arranged a minimum of two weeks in advance. We must have at least 5 individuals registered but not exceed 12.
We can assist in helping you achieve your personal fitness goals through fitness training and assessment. Our fitness assessment includes measuring your cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance and flexibility. Personal Training includes designing a workout for you based on the assessment and goals. We can work with you one-on-one or just offer you guidance with your workout routine, whatever fits your schedule best.
HydroMassage is an unattended massage system that delivers a powerful wave of water that spans the full length of the user’s body providing a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating massage. It is used by chiropractors, physical therapists, and athletic trainers to help relieve pain temporarily and assist in muscle recovery for their clients. Hydromassage only takes 15 minutes and you can enjoy the massage fully clothed and comfortable. To use the Hydro Massage Table, please see the Recreation Attendant at the front desk.
**All 8th & I MCCS Facilities are accessible to patrons with disabilities. Please call (202) 433-2922 if assistance is required.**