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Two Young Marines Awarded Jimmy Trimble Scholarships
Monday, October 1, 2018
 
Young Marines MGySgt 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 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 Name 'National Adult Volunteer of the Year' - Colette Prosser
Friday, May 25, 2018
 

Colette Prosser names Volunteer of the YearThe Young Marines, a national youth organization, named Colette S. Prosser of Mansfield, Ohio, the “National Adult Volunteer of the Year” at the annual Adult Leaders Conference on May 12 in San Antonio, Texas.  

In addition, the Young Marines National Foundation presented Prosser the inaugural National Security Leadership Award on behalf of the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS). Accompanying the award, the Young Marines National Foundation presented Prosser’s unit a $1,500 check

Prosser is the unit commander of the Richland County Young Marines, also in Mansfield. The unit has 34 active youth members and ten registered adult volunteers. Her husband Eric Prosser is the executive officer of the unit.

She personally volunteered an astounding total of 2,538 hours during the past fiscal year; 2,227 of those hours were spent leading the youth members in the community service arena, and 311 hours were spent on unit activities.

Prosser became an adult volunteer in 2009 when she signed up her eight-year-old son. She was so impressed with the program, she offered to become an adult volunteer.

“I wanted - and still want - to make a positive impact on children’s lives by teaching the three core values of the Young Marines: teamwork, leadership and discipline,” Prosser said.

The Young Marines organization is divided into six divisions across the United States. Each Young Marine unit is led and guided by adult volunteers. No military participation – past or present - is required. There are 2,600 active and registered adult volunteers with The Young Marines.

Annually, one adult volunteer is selected from each division. From these six winners, one is named the National Adult Volunteer of the Year.

“The Richland County Young Marines has a special place in my heart, of course, due to the fact I have been involved for nine years,” she said. “Our unit is my second family and we all feel like one big family, youth members and adult volunteers alike. The best is when a wide-eyed Young Marine tells me that joining the unit is the best thing that ever happened to him or her.”

Outside of her unit, in just the last year, Prosser attended as many events as possible on every level. She was a Leadership School Director of her own Junior Leadership School and assistant director to the Michigan Regiments' Junior Leadership School. Also, she served as adult staff for the National Leadership Academy in Oregon, more specifically for the Senior Leadership School.

“Colette is an inspiration and a true credit to the Young Marines,” said Col William P. Davis USMC (Ret), national executive director and CEO of the Young Marines. "She is a wonderful mentor and teacher, reflecting all the best traits of our phenomenal adult volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the year. Her passion and determination really stand out in all she has done for her unit along with her support to regional and national program events."

"A huge perk is that almost every Young Marine comes back to visit the unit and to visit my husband and me after they are discharged,” Prosser said. “They always thank us and tell us how much of an impact we’ve had on their lives.”

Richland County Young Marines meets in the West Park Shopping Center, 348 Ashland Rd., Mansfield, Ohio. For more information about participating, call Aaron Herring at 567-241-8431.

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

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

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