UPDATED 02/06/2015


MESSAGE TO NEW JOINS........

The Yuma Young Marines are a local Young Marines unit, boys and girls age 8 to 18.  They undergo a 26-hour orientation program, generally spread out over several weekly meetings. This orientation program is affectionately called "Recruit Training." The youth learn general subjects such as history, customs and courtesies, close order drill, physical fitness, and military rank structure. After graduating from Young Marines "Recruit Training", the youth have the opportunity to learn additional skills, earn rank, wear the Young Marines uniform and work toward ribbon awards. Young Marines earn ribbons for achievement in areas such as leadership, community service, swimming, academic excellence, first aid, and drug resistance education (DDR).