Young Marines in Hawaii for Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Young Marines participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and led the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Hawaii.
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Young Marines raises money to ‘Strengthen the Lives of America’s Youth’ at annual golf tournament
Thursday, October 25, 2018
The Young Marines raised $45,000 at its annual golf tournament held September 24, at the Medal of Honor Golf Course at Marine Corps Base Quantico.
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Two Young Marines Awarded Jimmy Trimble Scholarships
Monday, October 1, 2018
Young Marines SgtMaj Tyson Henry, of East Valley Young Marines, and Young Marines MGySgt William J. Daniels, Quartz Hill Young Marines were selected to receive Jimmy Trimble Scholarships from the American Veterans Center.
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Young Marines Honor Navajo Code Talkers
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
More than 100 Young Marines from across the country traveled to Window Rock, Arizona, for the annual National Navajo Code Talkers Day on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. The event recognizes the Navajo men who joined the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I
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YM SgtMaj Lauren Loria named ‘National Young Marine of the Year’
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
The Young Marines announced the 2018 - 2019 National Young Marine of the Year – YM SgtMaj Lauren Loria. She is a member of the Col. Wesley Fox Young Marines in Sterling, Virginia.
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Young Marines National Foundation announces National Security Leadership Award
Monday, May 28, 2018
The Young Marines National Foundation presented the inaugural National Security Leadership Award on behalf of the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) to Colette S. Prosser of the Richland County Young Marines in Mansfield, Ohio.
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Young Marines Name 'National Adult Volunteer of the Year' - Colette Prosser
Friday, May 25, 2018
The Young Marines named Colette S. Prosser of Mansfield, Ohio, the “National Adult Volunteer of the Year”. Prosser volunteered an astounding 2,538 hours during the past fiscal year.
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Upstate Young Marines of Greenville, South Carolina, is the 2018 National Unit of the Year
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The Young Marines announced the “2018 National Unit of the Year” – Upstate Young Marines of Greenville, South Carolina. Upstate Young Marines has 58 active Young Marines and 18 adult volunteers.
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The DEA presents Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena awards to six units of the Young Marines
Monday, May 21, 2018
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Young Marines announced the Young Marines unit winners of the Enrique "Kiki" Camarena Award. The award honors six units for drug demand reduction efforts through community education and peer-to-peer role mo
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Wilson Lee Named New Deputy Director of Young Marines
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Wilson Lee, Division 6 Commander of the Young Marines, has been hired as the Deputy Director – East / Chief of Staff.
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Young Marines mourns the passing of R. Lee Ermey, celebrity spokesperson
Monday, April 16, 2018
The Young Marines mourns the passing of R. Lee Ermey, 74. Ermey was the celebrity spokesperson for the Young Marines, lending his name and his strong support to the youth program.
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Ten Young Marines traveled to Iwo Jima for the annual ‘Reunion of Honor’
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Ten youth members of the Young Marines escorted WWII veterans to Guam and Iwo Jima for the annual “Reunion of Honor” trip.
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Young Marines names ‘Division Young Marines of the Year’
Friday, February 2, 2018
The Young Marines has named six winners of one of its most prestigious awards - the “Division Young Marine of the Year. Each honoree is awarded a cash scholarship and will travel throughout the division to other units to lead, motivate, and serve as
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Fourteen-Year-Old Hero And Young Marine Honored By The San Diego City Council
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
City of San Diego declares “Sophia M. Righthouse Day” to honor heroic Young Marines member YM MSgt. Righthouse from Miramar Young Marines.
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Hanover Area Young Marine featured in TIME Magazine’s ‘Top 100 Photos for 2017’
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
YM MgySgt Garett Brauning from Hanover Area Young Marines is featured in Time Magazine’s “Top 100 Photos for 2017
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Young Marines Names Six Winners of Division Young Marine of the Year
Monday, February 27, 2017

The Young Marines, a national youth organization, has named six division winners of one of its most prestigious awards - the Division Young Marine of the Year. The winners will travel to Guam and Iwo Jima in the spring for the annual Reunion of Honor which this year takes place Saturday, March 25, 2017 on Iwo Jima.

From these six winners, one will be named National Young Marine of the Year in May at the Young Marines Adult Leaders’ Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The division winners are:

  • Division 1 –  YM SgtMaj Jordan A. James, 17, of Jeannette, Pennsylvania. James is a member of the Westmoreland County Young Marines under the command of Ronald Maxson. James is a junior at Penn-Trafford High School. 

  • Division 2 – YM SgtMaj Caleb Maurer, 16, of Bromley, Kentucky. Maurer is a member of the Northern Kentucky Young Marines under the command of Lynne Arnold. He is a sophomore at Dixie Heights High School.

  • Division 3 – YM SgtMaj Carson George, 17, of Oviedo, Florida. He is a member of the Orlando Devil Dogs Young Marines under the command of John Gionet. George is a junior at Paul J. Hagerty High School.

  • Division 4 – YM SgtMaj Angel Luiz Orozco, 16, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is a member of the Pikes Peak Young Marines under the command of Kevin Coward. Orozco is a junior at Sierra High School.

  • Division 5 - YM SgtMaj Michael Dulin, 17, of Cleveland, Ohio. He is a member of the Greater Cleveland Young Marines under the command of Craig Boone. Dulin is a junior at Olmsted Falls High School.

  • Division 6 – YM SgtMaj Anna Saucedo, 16, of Temecula, California. She is a member of the Temecula Valley Young Marines under the command of Wilson Lee. Saucedo is a junior at Temecula Valley High School.

“These Young Marines represent some of the best and brightest young men and women from across our great nation,” said Col William P. Davis USMC (Ret), national executive director and CEO of the Young Marines. "Each shares qualities of leadership, self-confidence and good citizenship, and each lives a drug free lifestyle which is a cornerstone of the Young Marines. I am very proud of all six division winners."

The six honorees are invited to the annual Reunion of Honor trip to Guam and Iwo Jima. The year 2017 marks the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima and the 73rd for Guam. Annually, American and Japanese veterans come together for remembrances of their fallen brothers and to recall the fierce battles that took place on the two islands during World War II. The Young Marines act as escorts for the veterans during the trip.

About the Young Marines

The Young Marines is a national non-profit 501c(3) youth education and service program for boys and girls, age eight through the completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its members. The program focuses on teaching the values of leadership, teamwork and self-discipline, so its members can live and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

Since the Young Marines' humble beginnings in 1959 with one unit and a handful of boys, the organization has grown to 275 units with 9,200 youth and 2,760 adult volunteers in 40 states, the District of Columbia and Okinawa with affiliates in other countries.

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