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HISTORICAL NOTE
        In 1917, Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCB Quantico) was established and is a United States Marine Corps installation located near Triangle, Virginia, covering nearly 55,148 acres of 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 in Prince William and Stafford counties in Virginia, used by the Census Bureau to describe base housing. The population was 4,452 at the 2010 census. The US 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. In 2001, the base was designated as part of the Quantico Marine Corps Base Historic District by the National Register of Historic Places. This district includes 122 buildings, two landscapes, a sculpture, and a water tower located within the Mainside area of the base. The contributing properties with separate entries include Tennessee Camp, Camp French, Commanding General's Quarters, and Rising Hill Camp.
        The first Marine Aircraft Wing was developed at Quantico, as well as the Corps' first helicopter squadron, Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1), the first helicopter squadron to provide rapid transportation for Presidents of the United States ("Marine One"). It continues that mission today. In 1934, Amphibious Warfare Doctrine, along with special amphibious landing crafts for World War II were developed here. These Amphibious Warfare techniques, developed in the years before World War II, made victory possible in the Pacific theater. Quantico trained over 15,000 USMC and other service officers in these techniques.



 

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GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 1917 1 Crest.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 1917 2 Crest.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 1917 3 Crest.jpg

Est 1917

Former Crest of the Base
Marine Corps Memorial at the front gate of MCB Quantico
Current Crest of the Base

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GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 1917 3 Crest.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19711118 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19711118 1 Front.jpg

1971-11-18
Locy Type 2
"Quantico, VA 22134 / Marine Corps Base Br."

MCB Quantico VA

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19591209 1 Crest.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19670615 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19670615 1 Front.jpg

1967-06-15
Locy Type 2
"Marine Corps Schools VA"

Marine Corps Schools, MCB Quantico VA

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19591209 1 Crest.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19711118 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19711118 1 Front.jpg

1971-11-18
Locy Type 2
"Marine Corps Schools, 22134"

By 1920, the Marine Corps schools were founded, these schools eventually developed into today's Marine Corps University. Virtually all Marine officers receive their basic training here, as well as enlisted technicians from many different disciplines.

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19380608 1 Crest.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19380608 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19380608 1 Front.jpg

1938-06-08
Locy Type 3 (BBT)
"QUANTICO / VIRGINIA"
First Marine Brigade / Fleet Marine Force

The lineal forebear of the 1st Marine Division is the 1st Advance Base Brigade, which was activated on 23 December 1913 at Philadelphia, PA. The brigade was redesignated on 1 April 1914, as the 1st Brigade, and on 16 September 1935, as the 1st Marine Brigade.

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

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GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19400423 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19400423 1 Front.jpg

1940-04-23
Locy Type 3 (TBT)
"QUANTICO / VIRGINIA"
First Marine Brig. / Fleet Marine Force

1st Marine Brigade

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19410822 1 Crest.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19410822 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19410822 1 Front.jpg

1941-08-22
Locy Type 3 (BTT)
"QUANTICO / VIRGINIA"
5th Mar. 1st Mar. Div. / Fleet Mar. Force

Re-activated in September 1934 in Quantico, VA - Disbanded April 1946

5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19410426 1 Crest.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19410426 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19410426 1 Front.jpg

1941-04-26
Locy Type 3 (BBT)
"QUANTICO / VIRGINIA"
First Marine Div. / Fleet Marine Force

First Day of Postal Service
1st Marine Division. Re-activated in September 1934 in Quantico, VA - Disbanded April 1946

Chester Knowlson annotated the cover with "FDPS". Add-on cachet by Roger A. Wentworth. From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19411020 1 Crest.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19411020 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19411020 1 Front.jpg

1941-10-20
Locy Type 3 (BBT)
"QUANTICO / VIRGINIA"
Mar. Air Gr. 11 / F.M.A.W.F.M.F.

F.M.A.W.F.M.F. - (F)Fixed Wing, (M)Marine, (AW)All Weather, (FMF)Fleet Marine Force
Commissioned at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, on 1 August 1941, as the Marine Corps' first aircraft group

Marine Air Group (MAG) 11. From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

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GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19411028 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19411028 1 Front.jpg

1941-10-28
Locy Type 3
"MB QUANTICO / VIRGINIA"
Atlantic Amphibious / Force

First Day Cancellation
HQ, Atlantic Amphibious Force, MB Quantico VA. In 1934, Amphibious Warfare Doctrine, along with special amphibious landing crafts for World War II were developed here. These Amphibious Warfare techniques, developed in the years before World War II, made victory possible in the Pacific theater. Quantico trained over 15,000 USMC and other service officers in these techniques.

Cacheted. From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

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GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19411210 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19411210 1 Front.jpg

1941-12-10
Locy Type 3
"MB QUANTICO / VIRGINIA"
Amphibious Force / Atlantic Fleet

First Day Cancellation
Amphibious Force, Atlantic Fleet MB Quantico VA.

Signed by PlSgt Paul Thompson, USMC, Navy Mail Clerk. From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19420630 1 Crest.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19420630 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19420630 1 Front.jpg

1942-06-30
Locy Type 3 (BBT)
Quantico, VA. / Marine Corps Air Sta. Br.

First Day of Postal Service
Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico (MCAF Quantico) is a USMC airfield located within MCB Quantico, VA. It was commissioned in 1919 and is currently home to HMX-1. The airfield is also known as Turner Field, after Colonel Thomas C. Turner, a veteran Marine aviator and the second director of Marine Corps Aviation, who lost his life in Haiti in 1931. Formerly a USMC Air Station, it was redesignated in 15 November 1976 to the current MCAF.

Chester Knowlson annotated the cover with "FDPS". From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

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GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19421201 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19421201 1 Front.jpg

1942-12-01
Locy Type 3 (BBT)
"V FOR / VICTORY"
Quantico, VA. / Marine Corps Air Sta. Br.

Marine Corps Air Station Quantico (MCAS Quantico).

Thanksgiving cachet by Walter G. Crosby. From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

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GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19480607 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19480607 1 Front.jpg

1948-06-07
Locy Type 3a
Marine Barracks Br. RECD / Quantico, VA.

Marine Barracks Quantico (MB Quantico).

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19380122 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19380122 1 Front.jpg

1938-01-22
Locy Type 6g-1
Quantico, VA / Marine Branch

Marine Barracks Quantico (MB Quantico).

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19480607 1a Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19480607 1a Front.jpg

1948-06-07
Locy Type 6de-1
Quantico, VA. / Marine Barracks Br.

Marine Barracks Quantico (MB Quantico).

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCASQuantico 19480607 1a Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCASQuantico 19480607 1a Front.jpg

1948-06-07
Locy Type 6de-1
Quantico, VA. / Marine Air Station Br.

Marine Air Station Quantico.

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19380122 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19380122 1 Front.jpg

1938-01-22
Locy Type 7
Quantico, VA / Marine Branch

Marine Barracks Quantico (MB Quantico).

From the Greg Ciesielski collection. 7dit(3)


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19420122 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19420122 1 Front.jpg

1942-01-22
Locy Type 7dit(1)
First Marine Division / Fleet Marine Force

1st Marine Division (MarDiv)
In May 1941, the 1st MARDIV relocated to Quantico, VA and Parris Island, SC and in April 1942, the division began deploying to Samoa and Wellington, New Zealand.

Cachet by the Washington Stamp Exchange. From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19451224 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19451224 1 Front.jpg

1945-12-24
Locy Type 7#
Br #12033

MCAS, Turner Field, Marine Barracks, Quantico VA
In use 1 March 1945 to 31 January 1947

Cacheted. From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19500520 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19500520 1 Front.jpg

1950-05-20
Locy Type 7
Quantico, VA. / Marine Bks. Br.

Marine Barracks, Quantico VA

Armed Forces Day cachet by James T Spalding. From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19591209 1 Crest.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19591209 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19591209 1 Front.jpg

1959-12-09
Locy Type 7
Marine Corps Schools / VA.

By 1920, the Marine Corps schools were founded, these schools eventually developed into today's Marine Corps University. Virtually all Marine officers receive their basic training here, as well as enlisted technicians from many different disciplines.

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19700608 4 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19700608 4 Front.jpg

1970-06-08
Locy Type 7
Marine Corps Base VA / 22134

MCB Quantico VA

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19751205 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19751205 1 Front.jpg

1975-12-05
Locy Type 7dit
Marine Corps Base VA / 22134

"Remembering Our / POW-MIA Is A Sacrifice / For Freedom"

American Red Cross envelope. From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19420630 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19420630 2 Front.jpg

1942-06-30
Locy Type 9
Quantico, VA. / Marine Corps Air Sta. Br.

Marine Corps Air Station Quantico (MCAS Quantico).

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCASQuantico 19480608 1a Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCASQuantico 19480608 1a Front.jpg

1948-06-08
Locy Type 9
Quantico, VA. / Marine Air Station Br.

Marine Air Station Quantico.

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19480607 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19480607 1 Front.jpg

1948-06-07
Locy Type 9
Quantico, VA. / Marine Barracks Br.

Marine Barracks Quantico (MB Quantico).

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19380418 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19380418 1 Front.jpg

1938-04-18
Locy Type 9v
Quantico, (Marine Br.) VA. / REG'D.

Marine Barracks Quantico (MB Quantico).

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19380418 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19380418 1 Front.jpg

1938-04-18
Locy Type 9v
Quantico, (Marine Br.) VA. / Registered.

Marine Barracks Quantico (MB Quantico).

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19360424 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19360424 1 Front.jpg

1936-04-24
Locy Type 9x
F.M.F, U.S.M.C., MB, Quantico, VA. / Parcel Post

Marine Barracks Quantico (MB Quantico).

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19400423 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19400423 1 Front.jpg

1940-04-23
Locy Type 9x
First Marine Brigade Fleet Marine Force / Parcel Post

1st Marine Brigade

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19380418 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19380418 1 Front.jpg

1938-04-18
Locy Type 9w
Quantico, (Marine Br.) VA. / M.O.B.

Marine Barracks Quantico (MB Quantico).

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19451224 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19451224 1 Front.jpg

1945-12-24
Locy Type 9#
Br #12033

MCAS, Turner Field, Marine Barracks, Quantico VA
In use 1 March 1945 to 31 January 1947

Cacheted. From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 20101110 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 20101110 1 Front.jpg

2010-11-10
Locy Type 12
Quantico VA 22134-9998

MCB Quantico VA

USMC Birthday cachet by Richard H. Hall. From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19480607 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 19480607 1 Front.jpg

1948-06-07
Locy Type PPR
Quantico, VA. (3)

Marine Barracks Quantico (MB Quantico).

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.


 

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GregCiesielski MCBQuantico 1920 1 Postmark.jpg

N/A

1920

Picture post card

From the Greg Ciesielski collection.

 


 

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