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WHAT WE DO
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Thank you for your interest in joining our unit.
To become a Young Marine, all youth members must complete Recruit Training. Recruit Training is designed to teach the recruits the basics of what it means to be a Young Marine. Recruits will learn:
Teamwork, Leadership, and Discipline
Close Order Drill
Military Terms and Jargon
Marine Corps Enlisted Rank Structure
Uniform Care and Maintenance
Military Customs and Courtesies
Things you need to know before joining:
Youth members must be at least 8 years old and have not completed High School.
At least one parent/legal guardian and all youths to be registered must attend an Orientation/Registration.
You will also need the following.
Birth Certificate and Social Security Card (for verification purposes only)
Recent Physical Exam or School Sports Physical (less than one year old)
Copy of Medical Insurance Card (front and back)
Recruit Registration Fees - $350.00 including cost for uniform, gear, food, and other items
The annual national registration fee is $100-$120. New recruits from current year will not have to pay re-registration fees until the second year of their enrollment.
Recruit training at Mountain View is completed over 2 full back-to-back weekends, Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Recruits will arrive at 1800 hrs on Friday night and depart no later than 1500 hrs on Sunday for both weekends. Recruits will be sleeping at the training facility for both nights of each weekend. Parent and recruit information meetings are held approximately 1 month in advance of the start date. Uniform sizing meeting will be held approximately 3 weeks prior to start of recruit training. We maintain a roster and email list of anyone who has expressed interest and they will be informed of the recruit dates and informational meetings. Recruit training schedule can be found on the unit calendar in the month of June.
Become an Adult Volunteer.
Registered volunteers in the Young Marines are adults age 18 and up who possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Every volunteer has been background checked and verified through character references.
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Strengthening the lives of America's youth
A national youth program for boys and girls, ages eight through high school, focused on leadership, citizenship through community service, self-discipline, and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
Headquarters Young Marines
17739 Main Street, Suite 250
Dumfries, VA 22026
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