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Installation Overview --Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia

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Installation Overview --Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia

A Marine from Company G, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, practices combat rushing during a field exercise

Photo courtesy U.S. Marine Corps; photo by: Sgt Randall A Clinton

Marine Corps Base Quantico serves a population of 6,560 active duty, 3,460 family members, 1,227 students, and 2,232 civilian employees (excluding contractors).

It is the site of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command and Marine Helicopter 1 HMX-1. HMX-1 was the first helicopter squadron to provide rapid transportation of U.S. Presidents, a mission they have continued to carry out to the present day.

The base is the home of major training institutions for both the Marine Corps and federal law enforcement agencies, including: Marine Memorial at the front gate of MCB Quantico, Drug Enforcement Administration training academy, FBI Academy, The FBI Laboratory, FBI Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) and Marine Raider Museum.

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