PUBLIC NEWS RELEASES
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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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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North San Diego Young Marines named ‘2019 National Unit of the Year’
Monday, May 20, 2019
 

North San Diego Young Marines win Unit of the Year in 2019The Young Marines, a national youth organization, announced the “2019 National Unit of the Year” – North San Diego Young Marines of Vista, California under the command of Cal Grimes of Oceanside, California. The announcement was made May 18, at the annual Adult Leaders Conference held in Orlando, Florida.

The Young Marines is a national youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building, leadership, and it promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

“It's very rewarding for us to receive this award, said Grimes. “Our unit was formed just a few short years ago. We started off with nothing except a vision of how we wanted our unit to be. We sacrificed a lot of our personal time and money to get where we are today.

“The North San Diego unit has demonstrated the tremendous qualities needed to be named the 2019 National Unit of the Year," said Col William P. Davis USMC (Ret), national executive director and CEO of the Young Marines. "This unit embodies all that best represents our program - from community service to Red Ribbon Week; from veterans’ appreciation to living and promoting a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.”

In addition to Unit of the Year, North San Diego Young Marines won the Enrique "Kiki" Camarena Award from the Drug Enforcement Agency in 2018. The award recognizes drug demand reduction efforts through community education and peer-to-peer role modeling.

The Young Marines organization is divided into six divisions across the United States. Each Young Marine unit is led and guided by adult volunteers. Annually, one unit is selected from each division. From these six winners, one is named the official “National Unit of the Year.”

The North San Diego Young Marines has 54 active Young Marines and 12 adult volunteers. The unit meets at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 North Santa Fe Ave., Vista, California.

For more information about North San Diego Young Marines contact Marie Smith at 760-319-5390

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 264 units with 8,500 youth and 2,500 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: https://www.YoungMarines.com.

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