Honorary Young Marine Zach Veach, teen race car driver, wins Indy Lights
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
The Young Marines youth organization salutes teen race car driver Zach Veach, 19, on his first place win in the season opener of the Indy Lights race held Sunday, March 30, in St. Petersburg, FL. He won by leading every lap of the race.
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Ten Young Marines Return From a Very Special ‘Reunion of Honor’ on Guam and Iwo Jima
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Young Marines traveled to Guam and Iwo Jima for the annual “Reunion of Honor.” Each year, American and Japanese veterans and their families come together for remembrances of their fallen brothers and to recall the fierce battles.
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Twenty Young Marines to participate in United Nations Conference
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Twenty youth members of the Young Marines youth organization are traveling from across the country to New York City on March 8 – 12, 2014, to participate in a conference held by the United Nations.
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Young Marines names six Division Young Marines of the Year
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The Young Marines youth organization has named six division winners in its most prestigious award - the “Division Young Marines of the Year.”
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ABC Features the Young Marines Performing a Wreath Laying Ceremony at Pearl Harbor
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Friday, Dec. 6, youth members of the Young Marines performed a wreath laying ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI, in memory of the brave men and women who are interred there.
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Young Marines From Across the Nation Travel to Hawaii for 72nd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack
Monday, December 02, 2013
Youth members of the Young Marines will travel to Hawaii to participate in the 72nd anniversary Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration. The Young Marines will lead the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Honolulu and perform a wreath laying ceremony at the Natio
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Gary Weisbaum named Chief Marketing Officer of the Young Marines youth organization
Monday, November 18, 2013
Gary Weisbaum accepted a position as the Chief Marketing Officer for the Young Marines. Weisbaum will coordinate the Young Marines brand and marketing programs across the United States.
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Two Young Marines awarded Jimmie Trimble Scholarships at American Veterans Center Honors Awards Banquet
Thursday, November 14, 2013
YM MGySgt Mary Ann Wessell of Cleveland, OH, and YM MSgt Nathan Baker of Atlanta, GA, are the recipients of the Young Marines’ Jimmie Trimble Scholarship Awards which were presented at a black tie event on Saturday, Nov. 9, hosted by the American Vet
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For the Young Marines, Veterans’ Appreciation Week is all year long
Friday, November 01, 2013
Members of the Young Marines celebrate America’s veterans all year long, reaching more than 30,000 men and women who have served in the armed forces. The members of the Young Marines will participate in Veterans’ Appreciation Week - Nov. 4 - 11, 2013
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Young Marines participate in Red Ribbon Week - Oct. 23 – 31, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Young Marines units from all over the country are participating in projects to support Red Ribbon Week – Oct. 23 – 31, 2013, which is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation.
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Young Marines Symposium: A hatching ground for good ideas
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Advanced or senior members of the Young Marines will be traveling to Arlington, VA, for the annual national Young Marines Symposium held Thursday to Monday, Oct. 10–14, 2013.
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‘Semper Fidelis’ among tween and teen sisters
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Some sisters share doll collections. Some share a passion for ballet. The four Base sisters from Seal Beach, CA, can holler, "Oorah," and mean it. The sisters, ranging in age from 9 to 15 have found a steel-strong bond within the Young Marines.
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Young Marines Meet Living History During Navajo Code Talkers Day
Thursday, August 22, 2013
More than 100 members of the Young Marines traveled to AZ to be part of Navajo Code Talkers Day. The Young Marines not only met code talkers, they participated for three days acting as escorts for the WWII veterans.
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National ‘Adult Volunteer of the Year’ leads the only Young Marines unit for kids with special needs
Thursday, July 18, 2013
The Young Marines youth organization has named its national “Adult Volunteer of the Year” –Vivian Price-Butler, 1stSgt, USMCR (ret) of the Central Maryland Young Marines.
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Orlando Devil Dogs named Young Marines national ‘Unit of the Year’
Friday, June 07, 2013
The Young Marines named the Orlando Devil Dogs the national “Unit of the Year.” In addition, the Orlando Devil Dogs was named one of six unit winners of the Enrique "Kiki" Camarena Award for their drug demand reduction education efforts.
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The DEA and Young Marines present six Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena Awards
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and The Young Marines youth organization announced the Young Marines unit winners of the Enrique "Kiki" Camarena Awards. The awards honor six Young Marines units for their drug demand reduction efforts throug
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The Young Marines sponsor teen race car driver Zach Veach at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
The Young Marines have sponsored 18-year-old Zach Veach’s race program for the past three years and they have partnered together to encourage youth to serve as leaders and remain drug-free.
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Dakota Richter of Crestview, KY, named ‘National Young Marine of the Year’
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Young Marines youth organization named a new “National Young Marine of the Year” - SgtMaj Dakota Richter, 17, of Crestview Hills, Kentucky. As National Young Marine of the Year, Richter will be a mentor for the 10,000 youth members in the Young M
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The Young Marines wins its fourth Telly Award
Thursday, May 09, 2013
The Young Marines win a 2013 bronze Telly Award in the online video category for the June, 2012, broadcast of the Young Marines News Network. This is the fourth Telly Award the Young Marines have won.
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William J. Walker named to board of directors of the Young Marines
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
William J. Walker, deputy assistant administrator and special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the United States Department of Justice has been named to the board of directors of the Young Marines.
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National Young Marine of the Year named Baltimore County's Young Woman of the Year
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

On Thursday, March 21, 2013, The Baltimore County Commission for Women named Young Marines SgtMaj McCall Behringer “The Young Woman of the Year” at the historic Towson Courthouse, 400 Washington Ave, Towson, MD.

Young Marines SgtMaj McCall Behringer “The Young Woman of the Year”It is the commission’s 31st year honoring women for their outstanding contributions to the community.

The award honors a female high school senior in Baltimore County who has made significant, unique and lasting contributions in the community or school to further the interests of women and families. The honoree has acted as a role model of achievement for other women or has otherwise enhanced the lives of the citizens of Baltimore County.

“It's humbling to be chosen for such an honor and to know I was nominated for the award,” Behringer said. “I'm excited to represent my community and hopefully serve as an inspiration for other young women to work hard and give back to their communities.”

Behringer is 18 years old and the daughter of Nina and Michael Behringer. She is a senior at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore. She is a member of the Young Marines and was named that organization’s 2012 National Young Marine of the Year.

Her history with the Young Marines is filled with honors and accolades. At the age of 10, she joined Midwest Central Young Marines in Peoria, IL. After a move to the Baltimore area in Oct., 2006, she became a member of the Hamilton Young Marines.

As part of the Young Marines, Behringer graduated as one of the top five of her Advanced Leadership School which earned her a seat at the Young Marines Symposium in 2009. She has been the Division 2 Junior Leadership Academy Young Marines First Sergeant and Young Marines Sergeant Major, and she was a staff member at the National Leadership Academy at Fort Pickett in 2010 and 2011.

She also participated in an interview with former Vice President Dick Chaney on Sirrus Radio and on Voice America TAGG program. She has traveled to Pearl Harbor, Guam and Iwo Jima representing the Young Marine program. 

Behringer has received more than 121 awards since becoming a member of the Young Marines including three personal commendation awards, the Meritorious Service award issued at the national level by Mike Kessler, national director and CEO of the Young Marines.

“I want to tell you how proud I am of you for this very major accomplishment,” said CEO Kessler in an email to Behringer. “To be a standout of this degree comes as no surprise, but it remains refreshing to know that we have so many talented and capable young adults in this program. Congratulations and again, well done.”

In addition to her Young Marines awards, Behringer was the 2011 Baltimore nominee for the March of Dimes Youth Volunteer of the Year. She has received three high school letters, has been named to the honor role, is a student coach for Allied Soccer and is a member of the Perry Hall High School Symphonic Winds Ensemble and Marching Band for which she is a section leader.

She participates in the drama and is appearing in the spring production of "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying." Last spring, she was the student director for “The Wiz.”

Behringer is a camp counselor at the American Lung Association’s Camp Super Kids. She sits on the planning boards for the Baltimore Chapter of March of Dimes and the Baltimore office of the National Kidney Foundation. She also works part-time and is a volunteer at the Hopewell Cancer Center.

“I plan to attend college and major in Communications,” Behringer said. “After I complete my education, I plan to continue giving back to my community.”

The Young Marines is a national non-profit 501c(3) youth education and service program for boys and girls, age eight through the completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its members. The program focuses on teaching the values of leadership, teamwork and self-discipline so its members can live and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

Since the Young Marines' humble beginnings in 1959 with one unit and a handful of boys, the organization has grown to over 300 units with 10,000 youth and 3,000 adult volunteers in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Germany, Japan and affiliates in a host of other countries.

For more information, visit the official website at: http://www.YoungMarines.com.


Media Contact: Andy Richardson
Ginny Richardson Public Relations