Desert Unit Young Marine of the YEar

**** 2018 **** YM/GySgt Keelie McCain

 

YM/GySgt McCain joined the Desert Unit on September 25, 2011 at the age of 8. Since she has been with the program she has earned over 1335 community service hours of which 164 hours was earned just this year. She has earned 41 different ribbons and 170 awards during this time. (20 awards this year). The awards earned this year are: Attendance, Community Service (3), Good Conduct, Musician, Organized Unit (1 National), Personal Achievement (Regimental), Physical Fitness, Presidential Service Award (Bronze, Silver and Gold), Veterans Appreciation, Young Marine Achievement (Regimental), Young Marine Encampment (Division) and Young Marine Staff (Division).

YM/GySgt McCain is currently a Sophomore at the Lo Joya High School in Avondal, Az.  She is active in Marching Band, working towards a future working with horses and loves helping other Young Marines become better, stronger and more productive individuals. 

**** 2017 **** YM/Sgt Alexander Carleton

 

YM/Sgt Carleton joined the Desert Unit on October 2, 2012 at the age of 12. Since he has been with the program he has earned over 563 community service hours of which 126.5 hours was earned just this year, has earned 30 different ribbons and 86 awards during this time. (22 awards this year). The awards earned this year are: Attendance, Academic Achievement,  Community Service, Drug Demand Reduction, Fire Prevention, Good Conduct,  Marksmanship Safety, Organized Unit (1 National), Physical Fitness, Presidential Service Award (Bronze, Silver and Gold), Senior Leadership, Swimming, Veterans Appreciation, Young Marine Achievement and Young Marine Staff.

YM/Sgt Carelton is currently a  Freshman at the Dysart High School in El Mirage, Az.  He is active in Swimming and Wrestling, he enjoys helping other Young Marines learn and improve themselves.

**** 2016 **** YM/SSgt Seaira Whitaker

About Us

Who We Are

The Young Marines is a 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 promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

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Membership

The Young Marines is open to all youth ages 8 through completion of high school. The only membership requirement is that the youth must be in good standing at school. Since the Young Marines’ humble beginnings, in 1959, with one unit and a handful of boys, the organization has grown to over 260 units with 9,000 youth and 2,500 adult volunteers in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Bahrain, Japan and affiliates in a host of other countries.

Our Volunteers

Young Marine units are community-based programs lead by dedicated adult volunteers. Many of these volunteers are former, retired, active duty, or reserve Marines who believe passionately that the values they learned as Marines had a positive effect on them. It is through these caring adults that Young Marines learn the inner values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Adult volunteers are individually screened by the National Young Marines Headquarters based on background information and recommendations provided with each person’s registration.

MOTTO - MISSION - OBLIGATION


Strengthening the lives of America’s youth


The mission of the Young Marines is to positively impact America’s future by providing quality youth development programs for boys and girls that nurtures and develops its members into responsible citizens who enjoy and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

From this day forward, I sincerely promise, I will set an example for all other youth to follow and I shall never do anything that would bring disgrace or dishonor upon my God, my Country and its flag, my parents, myself or the Young Marines. These I will honor and respect in a manner that will reflect credit upon them and myself. Semper Fidelis.

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Calendar

National Website with Unit, Battalion, Regiment and National Events posted.


https://members.youngmarines.com/unit/desert/calendar

Tuesday Meeting

6pm (1800 hours) - 8pm (2000 hours)

10150 W Missouri Glendale Az

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Tuesday Meeting

Unit Meeting at Sonoran Sky Elementary School 

Uniform will be announced ahead of time and Young Marines and Recruits are required to bring to every meeting their Knowledge, writing tool (pen or pencil) and water 

Tuesday meetings are every Tuesday unless the school is closed for a holiday or specifically called off in advance.

6pm (1800 hours) - 8pm (2000 hours)

10150 W Missouri Glendale Az

11/02/18 - 11/04/18

Unit Encampment with guests from East Valley Young Marines

Friday 2nd @ 1700 - Sunday 4th @ 1200

Estrella Mountian National Park - Naval South or Naval North - 14805 W. Vineyard Ave. Goodyear, 85338

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11/02/18 - 11/04/18

Unit Encampment with guests from East Valley Young Marines

Encampment is from Friday 1700 hours (5pm) until Sunday 1200 hours (noon)

Arrival Uniform is:

Young Marines - Blue Jeans, Red National Shirt,  socks and tennis shoes (baseball cap optional for sun protection)

Recruits - Blue Jeans, White T-Shirt,  socks and tennis shoes (baseball cap optional for sun protection)

Friday night meal is a sack lunch from home, the rest of the meals will be provided at the encampment

Friday 2nd @ 1700 - Sunday 4th @ 1200

Estrella Mountian National Park - Naval South or Naval North - 14805 W. Vineyard Ave. Goodyear, 85338

11/08/18

Veterans Community Service

1730 - 2100

4141 N S Herrera Way, Phoenix, AZ 85012

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11/08/18

Veterans Community Service

Arizona State Veteran Home

Phx Boys Chior - Veteran 

On 3rd Street and Indian School

From 1730 - 1900 hours

BDU's or Charlies with Ribbons

5 - 10 YM's for this event.

1730 - 2100

4141 N S Herrera Way, Phoenix, AZ 85012

11/10/18

Veterans Community Service

1000 - 1200

4141 N S Herrera Way, Phoenix, AZ 85012

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11/10/18

Veterans Community Service

Arizona State Veteran Home 

3rd Street and Indian School

(4141 N S Herrera Way, Phoenix, AZ 85012)

From 10:00 until 12:00 hours

Marine Corps Birthday party

Hosted by Desert Young Marines


BDU's or Charleis with Ribbons

All Young Marines and Recruits 

1000 - 1200

4141 N S Herrera Way, Phoenix, AZ 85012

11/11/18

Color Guard Event / Veterans Service

1000 - 1200

7840 W Lower Buckeye Phoenix, Az 85043

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11/11/18

Color Guard Event / Veterans Service

Grace Walk Church:

Uniform - 

Young Marines - BDU's with Ribbons

Recruits - Red National Shirt, Blue Jeans, Brass, Cover and Tennis Shoes

 Open to all Young Marines   

Color Guard members are:

YM/GySgt McCain

YM/Cpl Anaya

YM/Lcpl Velasquez

YM/Lcpl Velasquez


Pledge by YM/PFC Martinez

1000 - 1200

7840 W Lower Buckeye Phoenix, Az 85043

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