Nice to be back to drill after all of the weather closings. We played a little catch up and completed some courses needed to catch up on our Map and Compass skills. This will help us prepare for the upcoming Orienteering Competition versus the local JROTC Units. This was topped off with a terrain association land navigation course where the squads competed.
Unit Elections were held electing our new Unit Commander and Executive Officer.
This week we performed some make up classes, did our first Drug Demand Reduction Training of the year, and kicked off our first B-Billet training sessions. We had a discussion over what our Drug Reduction goals for the year are, including making an effort to win our unit’s first ever Kiki Camarena award.
For those that missed this drill, make sure you talk to your Squad Leaders about getting a make up assignment to catch up on DDR.
Great start to the new year with a busy drill with four Young Marines pinning on new chevrons. Congratulations to YM SSgt Roaché, YM LCpl Moumkine, YM LCpl Webb, and YM PFC Penson!
We had three classes going on for the first time with course from the Basic, Junior, and Senior Guidebooks. This will continue each week. If you ever miss an assignment, please find the Drill Review for that week to see what assignment you have to make up.
We had to drill in the cafeteria instead of our normal location, but that didn’t stop us from learning some Marine Corps history from our Unit Commander. We also watched the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ Birthday Message to celebrate the birthday of the Marine Corps. You can watch that Below.
Our SNCOs took their final PFT of the year. They will be conducting the PFT for our other Young Marines next week. Please make sure you come ready for it.
Our busy schedule continues after Red Ribbon week since we move right into Veteran’s Appreciation Week. Hope to see everyone at our unit events this weekend for Veteran’s Appreciation Week so they can earn their Veteran’s Appreciation Ribbon this year! It is a nice ribbon, you can only earn this time each year.
Veteran Appreciation Ribbon
To earn it you need to participate in both this Saturday’s Honor Flight and Sunday’s Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon.
We kicked things off by graduating three new Young Marines into our unit. Congratulations are in order for new YM Pvts Barker, Lawler-Page, and Penson. Special congrats to YM Pvt Penson for being selected as the class Honor Graduate. For a full list of their awards, please see the 2-2015 Recruit Awards.
The Young Marine Squads then worked on their displays for the upcoming Red Ribbon Fair on 25 October. Platoon Sergeants are also preparing for their presentations at local ...
There were plenty of awards and promotions to see tonight, including new YM GySgt Murphy, YM Sgt Loper, YM LCpl Sollinger, and YM PFC Webb. For a full listing of Young Marines that received awards, see the article for our October Awards.
Operation Vigilant Shield is now in full force with Young Marine Platoon Sergeants and Squad Leaders tasked with their own missions. Hope to see all of you doing your part to make this our most successful Red Ribbon ...
The Young Marines and their families enjoyed a cookout with their fellow Young Marine families. A great time was had by all.
The Recruits that actually attended drill took their quiz on the Responsibilities of a US Citizen and Ranks 2. They moved on to a class on Terms and Jargon 2 and Healthy Living Habits. They move into their second Saturday session this weekend and are getting ever closer to their graduation on the 14 October.
Survival Training finished up this week with a class on Survival Signals by Mr. Girard and a class on Survival Cooking by Mr. Miller. This was the final classes the Young Marines have until they get tested by the Survival Encampment this weekend.
The Recruits are in full swing of Phase II as they had their YM Ranks 2 and Responsibilities of a U.S. Citizen classes. They then learned how to better work on their upper body strength with PT ...
The drill consisted mainly of four classes in a round-robin class style. Each squad broke out and took on of the four classes in a rotation. This classes consisted of Packing/Waterproofing Gear, Improvised Tools and Weapons, Survival Shelters, and Knife/Tool Safety. These gave our Young Marines more skills for their survival/field skills tool belt to better prepare for the upcoming survival encampment.
The recruits completed phase I by taking their first exam. They them moved on to their ...