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 travel to Arizona for Navajo Code Talkers Day
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
More than 120 Young Marines traveled to Window Rock, Arizona, for the annual National Navajo Code Talkers Day. The event recognizes the Navajo men who joined the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II as communication specialists and developed an unbr
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YM SgtMaj Saucedo Selected as Honor Graduate at National Leadership Academy
Monday, July 24, 2017
YM SgtMaj Anna Saucedo was selected as the Honor Graduate of the Advanced Leadership School. She also received the Iron Molly award for the highest score on the physical fitness test, and won the Inspire Award which is a peer-voted award presented by
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Unrivaled Cheerleaders: Young Marines at the Warrior Games
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The most enthusiastic and loudest cheerleaders were registered adults and youth members of the Young Marines from the Chicago’s Own and Fox Valley units as they supported wounded Marine athletes.
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Young Marines’ Robert Borka Named Chief Operating Officer of the Marine Corps League
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Robert Borka, former director of operations of the Young Marines, is embarking on a new position as the chief operating officer of the Marine Corps League.
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Young Marines Announces Partnership with Scholastic Action Shooting Program
Monday, June 26, 2017
The Young Marines has formed a partnership with the Scholastic Action Shooting Program to help promote competitive pistol shooting within the organization.
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Marie Smith named ‘National Adult Volunteer of the Year’
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Marie Smith was named the “National Adult Volunteer of the Year” at the Adult Leaders Conference. Smith is the Adjutant of the North San Diego Young Marines.
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Sheryl Murray Named to the Board of Directors of the Young Marines
Monday, May 22, 2017
The members of the board of directors of the Young Marines welcome a new board member - Sheryl Murray, who brings executive level leadership and management experience gained during her more than 40 years of service to Corps and country.
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Ribbon Cutting at New Headquarters of the Young Marines
Friday, May 19, 2017
Ribbon cutting and open house for the new headquarters of the Young Marines in Dumfries, VA. The ribbon was cut by William L. Smith, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Young Marines; William P. Davis, national executive director and CEO of the
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East Valley Young Marines named 'National Unit of the Year'
Monday, May 15, 2017
East Valley Young Marines has been named Young Marines "National Unit of the Year". Teh unit also received the Enrique "Kiki" Camarena Division Award from the DEA and the Fulcrum Shield Award from the United States Department of Defense.
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YM SgtMaj Angel Luiz Orozco named ‘National Young Marine of the Year’
Thursday, May 11, 2017
The Young Marines announced the 2017 - ‘18 National Young Marine of the Year – YM SgtMaj Angel Luiz Orozco, of Colorado Springs. As National Young Marine of the Year, Orozco will travel throughout the country representing the Young Marines and will b
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The DEA Presents Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena Awards to Six Young Marines Units
Thursday, May 4, 2017
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Young Marines announced the Young Marines unit winners of the Enrique "Kiki" Camarena Award for drug demand reduction efforts through community education and peer-to-peer role modeling.
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Jimmie Trimble Scholarships Winners
Monday, November 14, 2016

Jimmie Trimble Scholarships  by the American Veterans CenterYoung Marines SSgt Cassandra Roaché, 17, of Troy, Ohio, and Young Marines MSgt Dev R. Patel, 17, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, were selected by the Young Marines, a national youth organization, to receive Jimmie Trimble Scholarships from the American Veterans Center. The honors were bestowed at a banquet on Saturday, November 5, at the American Veterans Center in Washington D.C.

Besides a monetary prize, both scholarship winners will travel to Guam and Iwo Jima next spring for the Reunion of Honor which, in 2017, is the 72nd anniversary of the battles. They will join eight other youth members of the Young Marines as they escort WWII veterans back to the island of Iwo Jima which is open just one day a year.

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

"Jimmie Trimble epitomized the fighting spirit of that generation of Americans,” said Bill Davis, national executive director and CEO of the Young Marines. “He gave up a life of professional baseball because he was called upon to serve his country. 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.”

StaffSgt Cassandra Roaché

A resident of Troy, Ohio, Roaché is a member of the Miami Valley Young Marines unit located in Huber Heights, Ohio; unit commander is Keagan Miller

Roaché joined the Young Marines in 7th grade at age 13. 

“The Young Marines has helped me develop discipline, professionalism and the qualities of a good leader," she said. "I have made friends that I otherwise could not have met. The Young Marines is a well of opportunity from which I have pulled many pails of water."

Roaché is a senior at Troy High School in Troy, Ohio. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has been on the Principal's List all four years of high school. She is involved in many musical activities such as marching band, pep band, wind ensemble, musical pit orchestra and the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. In addition, she has received the Scholar Athlete Award for cross country, swimming and track and field.

She plans to major in music performance with the bassoon as her primary instrument. She will apply to Bowling Green State University or Wright State University, both in Ohio.

Her dream is to audition for the President's Own Marine Band following her post graduate studies.

YM MSgt Dev R. Patel

Young Marines Master Sergeant Dev R. Patel belongs to the Lance Corporal Caleb Powers Young Marines unit based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, under the command of Stan Kennedy.

"This scholarship is the culmination of all my efforts in the past six years," Patel said. "I'm very happy to embark on this final endeavor."

Patel joined the Young Marines in 6th grade at age 11. He most values the friendships he’s made in the program.

“The Young Marines has given me some of my best friends," Patel said. "I have traveled the country with these comrades and attended leadership school with them. These experiences are one of a kind, and only the Young Marines can create these emotional bonds."

Patel is a senior at Massaponax High School in Spotsylvania, Virginia. He received the Award for High Honors from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, the Academic Excellence Award (several times) in the Commonwealth Governor's School, and the regional top score in the National Latin Exam. In addition he is a first degree Black Belt in Martial Arts.

He plans to pursue a medical career in the military.

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 281 units with 9,600 youth and 2,400 adult volunteers in 40 states, the District of Columbia and Okinawa with affiliates in other countries.

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