Semper Fit provides fitness and health education programs that focus on warfighter performance. Services include Fitness faciliites, HITT Centers, and services such strength and conditioning programs to support operational readiness. Semper Fit also provides services that available to family members, retirees and other authorized users.

What we do

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.

Gear Issue

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):

If you would like to make a reservation for gear, please call 202-433-2721.

Camping Gear

  • Tents (6/3/2 Person)
  • Lanterns
  • Sleeping Mats
  • Coolers
  • Camping Stoves
  • Camping Stools
  • 2 Shelf Cooking Stands

Sporting Goods

  • Soccer balls
  • Basketballs
  • Volley Balls
  • Footballs
  • Flag Football Flags
  • Golf Clubs and Bags
  • Softball Equipment (balls, bats, gloves, bases, etc.)
  • Horseshoes
  • Frisbees
  • Jerseys
  • Moon bounces

Fitness Equipment

  • Weighted Vests
  • Jump Ropes
  • Plyometric Boxes
  • Running Parachutes
  • Kettle Bells
  • Medicine Balls
  • Boxing Gloves
  • Hurdles
  • Cones (tall and disc)
  • Exercise Mats
  • Indoor Bicycle Trainer

Upcoming Events

Contact Information

Recreation & Fitness

Phone: 2024332570


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
  • Basketball
  • Softball

Sports Facilities

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
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