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HISTORY
The Marine Corps League adopted the Young Marines as a national program at the National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. The official charter was issued on October 17,1965.We now have 4 active Units in Alabama. They are located at Huntsville, Madison,Anniston and Columbiana (Birmingham Area).POC for Columbiana Unit is Arthur Harding 205-821-1505 .Web Sgt. James O. Newell

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ADULT STAFF MEMBERS E-MAIL


UNIT COMMANDER:
MICHAEL McJUNKINS (256)683-1427
XO:
SHERYL HERRON 256-489-3430
STAFF:
KATHRYN ORR 256-652-3470
GAIL HENSON 256-572-1555
PAYMASTER:
JIM AUSTIN 256-617-0002
STAFF/ASSISTANT:
JAMES NEWELL 256 682-4835
STAFF:
MICHAEL RICE
LISA MOUNT
JENNIFER McJUNKINS
SEAN HERRON
LISA RICE
THERESA RIDZELSKI
1ST AL. BN. CMDR:
DAN LONG 256-310-6481

Links Section


YOUNG MARINES ENROLLMENT PACKAGE

B-W MARINE820

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE NATIONAL

YOUNG MARINES [CHADDUCK]

YOUNG MARINES NATIONAL

USMC TRAINING CENTER HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA

SEMPER FI COMMUNITY TASK FORCE

YOUNG MARINES RIBBONS CHECK

YM LIBRARY

OLD NORTH ALABAMA PHOTO GALLERY 2

STARTING A UNIT

YOUNG MARINES RECORD BOOK

OLD NORTH ALABAMA PHOTO GALLERY

YOUNG MARINES ONLINE STORE

CAHABA VALLEY YOUNG MARINES COLUMBIANA ALABAMA

EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA YOUNG MARINES ANNISTON, AL

MADISON ALABAMA YOUNG MARINES MADISON, ALABAMA

YM ADULT LEADERS LOGIN

ROCKET CITY VIDEO
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YM_DOM_Logo.jpg   BOOTCAMP                            POC Sheryl Herron **Email, herrons97@gmail.com or (256)489-3430

WELCOME !!! This is the website of the Rocket City Young Marines.Our home is the Marine Corps Reserve Training Center at 3506 South Memorial Parkway, Huntsville, Alabama 35801 (256)213-9683. The Young Marines is the official "action" youth program of the Marine Corps League of the United States and is for ages 8 through completion of high school. It is the focal point for the Marine Corps' Youth Drug Demand Reduction Program efforts. Its mission is to promote the mental, moral and physical development of young Americans. All of its activities emphasize the importance of honesty, courage, respect, loyality, dependability, and a sense of devotion to God, country, community, and family. The Young Marines motto is "Strengthening the Lives of America's Youth.

The Young Marines is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 youth education program for boys and girls. Recruit will complete an intensive course of training in citizenship, drug abuse prevention, close order drill and physical fitness. Young Marines stress academic achievement, service to other,devotion to God, country community and family. Young Marines is open to boys and girls ages 8 through completion of high school. The only membership requirement is that the youth must be in good standing at school.

 
ENLISTMENT PACKET 

We now have the enlistment packet on line, the Young Marines online store the adult volunteer form and the Young Marines database record book. Please look in the links section.

We are now on Facebook,Rocket City Young Marines.

CHAIN OF COMMAND

UNIT:

Rocket City*** Cmdr. Michael McJunkins (256) 683-1427

BATTALION:

1st Alabama Battalion ** Cmdr. Daniel (Dan) Long (256)310-6481

REGIMENT:

Tennessee Regiment**Cmdr.Virgil Young (865)659-5642

DIVISION:

Division 3 ** Cmdr. John Gionet (407)963-9388 sgtmajgna@earthlink.net

HQ:

National Headquarters** Nat. Dir. Michael Kessler (202)521-9030

 
PHOTOS
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At Young Marines Birthday Ball 10/18/2014

At 9/11 Honor Walk 2014

At Madison Block Party 8/16/2014

Flag Retirement Ceremony at American Legion Post 176 Flag Day 2014

(L to R)Nat.Dir. Kessler, NAYM Cpl. Carr McJunkins, NAYM Cmdr. Michael McJunkins

At SFCTF 8th Open House 5/30/2014

Memorial Day Ceremony 2014

Retirement Ceremony of NAYM Sgt, John Moravits 5/24/2014

3rd Division Cmdr. SgtMaj. John Gionet

At MS Walk 5/3/2014

At Calhoum Community College 4/26/2014

WHNT Pay it forward 4/16/2014

At the 50th Anniversary Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Celebration 3/29/2014

Promotion and Awards 1/ 25/2014

At Christmas Parade 12/7/2013

At Bikes or Bust 11/23/2013

At New Hope Elementary School Veterans Day Assembly 11/12/2013

At Veterans Day Parade 11/11/2013

Welcoming the Wounded Warriors at Westin Hotel 11/6/2013

Welcoming the Wounded Warriors at Westin Hotel 11/6/2013

NAYM and MCL #820 display at the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War 11/4/2013

The 3rd Annual Young Marines Birthday Ball hosted by the North Alabama Young Marines with Guest of Honor MGySgt Joseph C. Holmes USMC (Ret.).During a tour of duty at San Diego,he was personally selected by Jack Webb to portray the part of "Private Madison" in the classic movie "The D.I.".

At JLS 7/12/2013

Fire Prevention & Protection Class 6/29/2013

Flag Retirement Ceremony at American Legion 6/14/2013

Memorial Day at Maple Hill Ceremony

YM Graduation 5/4/2013

At St. Patricks Parade 3/16/2013

NAYM Drug Forum at Community Fellowship Baptist Church 1/31/13

Cmdr. Rice presents award to First Sergeant Jonathan Dillard USMC

At Mountain Gap Middle School Winter Festival 12/1/2012

At Mountain Gap Middle School Winter Festival 12/1/2012

Toys for Tots (Bikes or Bust WZYP)

Easton Corbin and NAYM

Veterans Day Parade

Marine Corps League Department of Alabama Commandant Johnny Baker presents check to NAYM 10/27/2012

2nd Annual YM Birthday Ball at The Westin

2nd Annual YM Birthday Ball at The Westin

Red Ribbon Parade 10/2012

Red Ribbon Parade10/2012

At Russel Hill Cancer Foundation Event 9/22/2012

Tennessee Regiment Encampment Sept. 7,8,9,2012

2nd Place Color Guard

At Tennessee Regiment Encampment Sept. 7,8,9,2012

YM Color Guard at C. A.F. Y. 8/18/2012

At C. A. F. Y. 8/18/2312

Marine Corps League Award 8/14/2012

At "Tut" Fann Veterans Home 8/11/2012

At Parris Island 6/27/2012

At Parris Island 6/27/2012

At Parris Island 6/29/2012

At Parris Island 6/29/2012

At Parris Island 6/29/2012

Class 2-12 (6/22/2012)

MCL Awards with 1st Alabama Battalion Young Marines Commander Dan Long

At Maple Hill Cemetery Memorial Day 5/28/12

NAYM present Colors at Senior Softball League opening Ceremony 8 May 2012

Mrs. Denny Robley,Chair,RSACWC presents grant check to NAYM. 2012

PT 4/13/2012

Marching in St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Parade 3/17/2012

B-W Cmdt.Lee Saylors presents MCL Depart. of Al. grant check for $1,000.00 to NAYM. 1/10/12

At Wounded Warriors Steak Dinner 11/11/11

At Veterans Day Parade 11/11/11

Young Marines Birhday Ball 2011

Young Marines Birthday Ball 2011

Color Guard at Marine Corps League Membership Meetng 9/13/11

NAYM at the Regimental Competition 2011

NAYM at the Regimental Competition 2011

Regimental Awards

Welcome Home Kilo Marines 8/12/11

USMC Award

Bear Creek 2011

Bear Creek 2011

Car Wash 6/11/11

Memorial Day 2011

USMC Birthday Ball 2010

Veterans Day Parade 2010

At Bear Creek 2010

Young Marines PFC Alexis Bright displays the Marine Corps League#820 Honor Recruit Award

Maj. Gen.James Myles(USA) CO of Redstone Arsenal,U.S Rep. Parker Griffith at Memorial Day Service at Maple Hill Cemetery

Service for LCpl Suedmeyer USMC 3/28/10

Christmas Party at Ryan's 12/8/09

Mrs. Demy Robley ,Chair, RSACWC present community assistance grant to Young Marines 2011

YM Pvt. Holmes saluting LtGen. Richard Formica USA

St. Patrick's Parade 2010 a5d a5d a5d a5d a5d

  RANKS

YOUNG MARINES RANKS

Private

Private First Class

Lance Corporal

Corporal

Sergeant

Staff Sergeant

Gunnery Sergeant

Master Sergeant

Master Gunnery Sergeant

First Sergeant

Sergeant Major

HAPPY OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS

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At 3rd Annual C.A.F.Y. 8/17/2013

At Marine Corps League Picnic 8/10/2013

At Armed Forces Softball Game 7/26/2013

Pensacola Bound 7/17/2013

At Pensacola NAS 7/18/2013

Pensacola YM & North Alabama YM

Pensacola YM GySgt Belanger & North Alabama YM GySgt Brown 7/20/2013

(LtoR)Pensacola YM Cmdr Pete Belanger;Gillard,Manassas, Va,;North Alabama YM Cmdr. Mike Rice 7/20/2013

 
ELEVEN GENERAL ORDERS
1.TO TAKE charge of this post and all other property in view.

2.TO WALK my post in a military manner,keeping always on the alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.

3.TO REPORT all violations of orders I have been instructed to enforce.

4. TO REPEAT all calls from posts more distant from the "Guardhouse"than my own.

5.TO QUIT my post only when properly relieved.

6.TO RECEIVE, obey and pass on to the Young Marine who relieves me all orders from the Commanding Officer,Officer of the Day,and Officers and NCO's of the guard only.

7.TO TALK to no one except in the line of duty.

8.TO GIVE the alarm in case of fire or disorder.

9.TO CALL the Corporal of the Guard in case not covered by instructions.

10.TO SALUTE all Colors and Standards not cased.

11.TO BE especially watchful at night and to question all persons on or near my post and to report all personnel without proper authority.

YOUNG MARINES GENERAL ORDERS[FIREWATCH]

#1- While on firewatch I will remain awake and alert until relieved by my replacement or authorized adult.

#2- I will enforce all orders given by the adult in charge.

#3- I will report all dangerous activity immediately to the adult in charge.

#4- I will never forget that I am a Young Marine and will perform my duties to the best of my ability.

  YOUNG MARINE OBLIGATION
FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, I SINCERELY PROMISE, I WILL SET AN EXAMPLE FOR ALL OTHER YOUTH TO FOLLOW AND I SHALL NEVER DO ANYTHING THAT WOULD BRING DISGRACE OR DISHONOR UPON MY GOD, MY COUNTRY AND ITS FLAG, MY PARENTS, MYSELF OR THE YOUNG MARINES. THESE I WILL HONOR AND RESPECT IN A MANNER THAT WILL REFLECT CREDIT UPON THEM AND MYSELF.

THE YOUNG MARINES CREED

1.Obey my parents and all others in charge of me whether young or old.

2.Keep myself neat at all times without people telling me to.

3.Keep myself clean in mind by attending the church of my faith.

4.Keep my mind alert to learn in school, at home or at play.

5.Remember having self-discipline will enable me to control my body and mind in case of an emergency.

 



 
  ROCKET CITY YOUNG MARINES * HUNTSVILLE,ALABAMA
3506 SOUTH MEMORIAL PARKWAY  •  HUNTSVILLE, AL 35801

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