Navajo Code Talkers honored on 75th anniversary of WWII
Thursday, August 15, 2019
More than 150 youth members of the Young Marines from across the country gathered in Window Rock, Arizona, to honor and learn from the Navajo Code Talkers from WWII.
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Angela M. Maness named to Board of Directors of the Young Marines
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
The members of the board of directors of the Young Marines announce a new board member – Angela M. Maness. She serves as the Senior Vice Commandant of her Marine Corps League Detachment and the 1st Vice President of the Women Marines Association.
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David S. Jonas named General Counsel of the Young Marines
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
The members of the Board of Directors of the Young Marines announce a new General Counsel – Young Marines board member David S. Jonas, a Partner at FH+H law firm in Tysons, Virginia.
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Megan Lynch, of Fountain Valley, California, named ‘National Young Marine of the Year’
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
The Young Marines announced the 2019 - 2020 National Young Marine of the Year – YM/SgtMaj Megan Lynch, of Fountain Valley, California.
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North San Diego Young Marines named ‘2019 National Unit of the Year’
Monday, May 20, 2019
North San Diego Young Marines in Vista, California named ‘2019 National Unit of the Year’. The announcement was made May 18, at the annual Adult Leaders Conference held in Orlando, Florida.
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DEA presents Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena awards to six units of the Young Marines
Thursday, May 16, 2019
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Young Marines, a national youth organization, announced the Young Marines unit winners of the Enrique "Kiki" Camarena Award. The award honors six units, one award per division, for drug demand reducti
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Young Marines board member William J. Walker honored as ‘Man of the Year'
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Major General William J. Walker, a member of the Board of Directors of the Young Marines, was honored as “Leo High School Alumni Association’s Man of the Year” for 2019.
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Young Marines Announces $2.2M in Scholarships at Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security for Young Marines Alumni
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Any young adult who was in the Young Marines or a veteran volunteer who has a bachelor’s degree can apply for one of the 40 full-time scholarships being offered from the DMGS.
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Young Marines Proudly Join America Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program
Thursday, March 7, 2019
The Young Marines is a member of The United States of America Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program, designed to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring Vietnam veterans and their families for their service, valor, and sacrifice.
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Young Marines names ‘Division Young Marines of the Year’
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The Young Marines 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.
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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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Two Young Marines Awarded Jimmy Trimble Scholarships
Monday, October 1, 2018

Jimmy-Trimble-Photo-Washington-DCYoung Marines Sergeant Major Tyson Henry, 17, of Gilbert, Arizona and Young Marines Master Gunnery Sergeant William J. Daniels, 17, of Palmdale, California were selected by the Young Marines, a national youth organization, to receive Jimmy Trimble Scholarships from the American Veterans Center.

The honors will be bestowed during American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes awards banquet on Saturday, October 27, 2018 hosted by the American Veterans Center in Washington D.C.

In addition to a monetary prize, both scholarship winners will escort WWII veterans to Guam and Iwo Jima next spring for the Reunion of Honor which, in 2019, is the 74th anniversary of the battles. They will join eight other youth members of the Young Marines as they travel to the island of Iwo Jima which is accessible only one day a year.

The award is presented annually to two Young Marines who exemplify the fine qualities of James "Jimmy" Trimble III. Trimble was a star athlete who passed up the opportunity to play professional baseball to first serve his country in the Marines. He died at age 19 on March 1, 1945, on Iwo Jima.

“Jimmy Trimble gave up professional baseball and many other offers to serve his country,” said Bill Davis, national executive director and CEO of the Young Marines. “We are grateful to the American Veterans Center for keeping his spirit alive and for allowing the Young Marines to play a key role in that effort.”

YM SgtMaj Tyson Henry

A resident of Gilbert, Arizona, Tyson Henry is a member of the East Valley Young Marines located in Mesa, Arizona; unit commander is Dana Lippincott. Henry joined the Young Marines in 7th grade at age 12.

“The Young Marines has provided me with a pathway for the future,” he said. “Through the experiences that I have gained through this program, I have had the opportunity to explore various military avenues and career options. I have been able to create a plan for my future.”

Henry is a senior at Mountain View High School in Mesa, Arizona, where he is a Toro Link Leader, and he participates in baseball.

Henry was selected as Young Marine of the Year for his unit, battalion, and regiment. He received the Distinguished Order of Merit, and he is a graduate of the Junior, Senior and Advanced Leadership Academies. He has participated in the Pearl Harbor commemoration, Navajo Code Talkers Day, National Encampment, the Air and Space Academy, and the presentation of the Fulcrum Shield at the Pentagon. In addition, he attended the Marine Corps Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy.

He plans to attend Arizona State University where he will major in Criminal Justice and participate in ROTC. Post college he plans to apply for OCS, Marine Corps.

He is the son of Dawn Henry.

“My family has served as a huge support of my participation in the Young Marines,” Tyson Henry said. “It has provided a common link for us.”

YM MGySgt William J. Daniels

A resident of Palmdale, California, Daniels is a member of the Quartz Hill Young Marines located in Lancaster, California; unit commander is Christopher Chinchilla. Daniels joined the Young Marines in 5th grade at age 10.

“Being selected as a recipient for the 2018 Jimmy Trimble Scholarship is a great honor, and I am truly grateful,” Daniels said. “I see this scholarship as a responsibility bestowed upon me to represent the Young Marines on Guam and Iwo Jima. I will try my absolute best to fulfill that responsibility.”

Daniels is a senior at William J. “Pete” Knight High School in Palmdale, California where he is a California Scholarship Foundation member and an AP student throughout high school. He participated in football, wrestling and track. In addition, he participates in clubs such as Science Olympiad for which he is the team captain and the California Scholarship Foundation Chapter for which he is vice president.

With the Young Marines, Daniels received the Achievement Ribbon with national frame for his performance as a platoon sergeant during the 2016 Navajo Code Talker Day event. He was appointed Regimental Sergeant Major for the Northern California Regiment in 2018. He received the Young Marine Staff Ribbon with a gold frame for serving as the Training Chief for the Senior Leadership School during the 2018 National Leadership Academy. Also, Daniels received the Personal Achievement Ribbon for serving as the Sergeant Major at the programs first drill and ceremonies school in 2018.

He plans to attend the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Post college, Daniels would like to join the Marine Corps and serve as an officer.

He is the son of Hortencia Laura Daniels and LaFrance Daniels. His sister Kimberly Daniels is a YM MSgt, and his brother LaFrance Daniels III is a former YM GySgt and winner of the 2017 Jimmy Trimble Scholarship.

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, Japan, and affiliates in other countries.

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