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Marine Corps Base Quantico

Command and Staff College, Expeditionary Warfare School, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Air Facility, Marine Corps Base, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Marine Corps Embassy Security Group (MCESG), Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, Marine Corps Systems Command, Marine Corps University, Marine Corps War College, Marine Corps War Fighting Laboratory, Marine Helicopter Squadron-1 (HMX-1), Naval Health Clinic, Officer Candidate School, School of Advanced Warfighting, Security Battalion, Staff Non-commissioned Academy, The Basic School, Training and Education Command, Weapons Training Battalion
3019 Embry Loop, Quantico, VA 22134

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Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCB Quantico) is a United States Marine Corps installation located near Triangle, Virginia, covering nearly 55,148 acres of southern Prince William County, VA – northern Stafford County, and southeastern Fauquier County. Used primarily for training purposes, MCB Quantico is known as the “Crossroads of the Marine Corps”.


During the American Civil War, control of the Potomac River became very important to both sides of the two armies. The Confederates picked the Quantico Creek area on the Potomac to set up their gun batteries. This enabled them to make full use of several points where their artillery could reach anything on the water, thus deterring Union use of the water highway. Following the war, railroads became a more integral part of transportation. In 1872, the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad was formed when several railroads north and south met at Quantico Creek. This railroad still runs through the Base and is used daily.


The village came to be called “Quantico” and was built by the Quantico Company. This was the start of a thriving tourist and fishing town that would later be encompassed by Marine Corps Base Quantico.


MCB Quantico commands and controls assigned organizations and provides facilities and services to tenant commands, military and civilian personnel, and family members – in order to promote and sustain training, readiness and facilitate Inter-Agency, Joint and Service-level missions.


Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico is a United States Marine Corps airfield located within Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. It was commissioned in 1919 and is currently home to HMX-1, the squadron that flies the President of the United States. The mission of Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico is to operate and maintain the facilities, and provide services and materiel to support the operations of our tenant, Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 (HMX-1) and other transient aircraft as required.

Arriving at Marine Corps Base Quantico
The nearest major airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA/KDCA). It is located 37 miles from the center of Quantico, VA.


There is also Washington Dulles International (IAD/KIAD) – one of the biggest airports in the United States – which is 49 miles from Quantico.


All Marine Corps personnel reporting to Quantico during normal working hours will report in to the Installation Personnel Administration Center (IPAC) located on the second deck of Building 2006, Hawkins Avenue, (Headquarters & Service Battalion Building). The Installation Personnel Administration Center phone number is (703) 784-4479. Upon reporting in, IPAC will provide initial administrative check-in assistance including personnel record updates, Original Orders Endorsements, Travel Claims, Unit Diary and Assignment to the Welcome Aboard Briefing. After completing IPAC check-in, personnel are turned over to their assigned Battalion/ Squadron level Headquarters for issuance of their Check-in Sheets and further in-processing.


If you arrive after normal working hours:
All Marines must check-in with the Headquarters and Service Battalion duty officer in Building 2006, Mainside. The duty will endorse your orders and provide temporary lodging to all sergeants and below until the next workday. SNCOs and officers requiring lodging will be directed to Liversedge Hall, 15 Liversedge Drive, for lodging. If lodging is not available at Liversedge, you must obtain a non-availability statement from the Liversedge staff prior to going to a hotel.

Base Population
There are over 29,901 active duty, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Marine Corps Base Quantico.