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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 Participate in 76th Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
 
One hundred fifty youth members of the Young Marines traveled to Hawaii to participate in the Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance.
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Jeremy Jones Named Director of Operations for the Young Marines
Thursday, November 16, 2017
 
The Young Marines hired Jeremy Jones as its new director of operations. Jones is responsible for assisting Bill Davis and all deputy directors with implementation, review and monitoring key planning documents.
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Young Marines Awarded Jimmy Trimble Scholarships by the American Veterans Center
Monday, October 9, 2017
 
Young Marines SSgt LaFrance Daniels III and Young Marines GySgt Shamila Forbes were selected to receive Jimmy Trimble Scholarships from the American Veterans Center.
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Miami Valley Young Marines Wins Fulcrum Shield From Department of Defense for Anti-Drug Education
Thursday, September 14, 2017
 
The Department of Defense selected the Miami Valley Young Marines from Huber Heights, Ohio, as this year’s winner of the Fulcrum Shield. The award recognizes military-affiliated youth organizations around the world that have made intensive efforts at
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Young Marines names ‘Division Young Marines of the Year’
Friday, February 2, 2018
 

The Young Marines, a national youth organization, has named six winners of one of its most prestigious awards - the “Division Young Marine of the Year.” The winners will vie for the title of “National Young Marine of the Year” at the Adult Leaders Conference in May.

The division winners are:

  • Div. 1 – YM SgtMaj Enrique Herrera, a member of the Tri State Young Marines in Weirton, West Virginia
  • Div. 2 – YM SgtMaj Lauren Loria, a member of the Col Wesley Fox Young Marines, Sterling, Virginia
  • Div. 3 – YM SgtMaj Samuel Styes, a member of the Rocket City Young Marines, Huntsville, Alabama
  • Div. 4 – YM SgtMaj Kayla Colacion, a member of the Tarrant County Young Marines, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Div. 5 - YM SgtMaj Robert Brushaber, a member of the Monroe County Young Marines, Monroe, Michigan
  • Div. 6 – YM SgtMaj Jascha Ely, a member of the East Valley Young Marines, Mesa, Arizona

“Each division winner competed at the highest level, and each demonstrates the exemplary qualities of a Young Marine,” said Col William P. Davis (Ret), national executive director and CEO of the Young Marines. “Their communities, divisions, and fellow Young Marines should be proud of the accomplishments of one of their own.”

Each honoree is awarded a cash scholarship and will travel throughout the division to other units to lead, motivate, and serve as a role model. In addition, all six winners will escort WWII veterans to the islands of Guam and Iwo Jima for the annual Reunion of Honor.

The Young Marines organization is divided into six divisions across the United States. Each Young Marine goes through a series of selection processes starting at the unit level, going through battalion, regiment and finally the division. Then one Young Marine of the Year is selected from each division. From these six winners, one will be named the “National Young Marine of the Year” which will be announced on May 11, 2018, at the Adult Leaders’ Conference in San Antonio, TX.

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 over 270 units with 9,000 youth and 2,600 adult volunteers in 40 states, the District of Columbia, Japan and affiliates in a host of other countries.

For more information, visit the official website at: http://www.YoungMarines.com.

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