Year Round Programs
After graduating from Young Marine Recruit Training, the new Young Marines will participate in regular drills about two Saturdays each month, generally from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.. They will have the opportunity to learn more new skills, earn rank, wear the Young Marine uniform and work toward ribbon awards. Young Marines earn ribbons for achievement in many areas such as leadership, community service, swimming, academic excellence, first aid and drug resistance education. They will also participate in Memorial Day Services, color guard details, and numerous other activities. They will receive instruction in such topics as home fire safety, CPR, basic and advanced first aid, marksmanship, leadership, and public speaking.
Young Marines with Trophies from 2006 Drill Competition
For a number of years, the Young Marines from Knoxville have taken weeklong summer trips to various places of interest. Since 2007, they have taken the following summer trips:
- 2007 & 2010 – Washington, DC (visited Marine Corps’ Night Vision Lab, the FBI Academy, the Marine Security Guard Command, the National Museum of the Marine Corps, the Capitol, the Pentagon, the National Cathedral, Ft. McHenry, the Holocaust Museum, the US Naval Academy, the National Zoo, and many other sites.)
- 2008 & 2011 – Pensacola, FL (visited various commands involved in training Navy/Marine aviators, the Naval Aviation Museum, a U.S. Coast Guard Station, Pensacola Beach, etc.)
- 2009 – Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC (visited Patriot’s Point and the Citadel, Charleston, SC before going to Parris Island, where Marine Drill Instructors introduced them to the life of a real Marine Recruit.)
- 2012 – 3rd YM Division Encampment, Camp La-No-Che, Paisley, FL.
Several Young Marines with Coast Guard Helicopter, Pensacola, FL - 2008