The Young Marines of Pensacola was established on 15 June 2007, by MSgt Mike Holcomb, GySgt Pete Belanger, Tammy Holcomb and Shirley Belanger in June 2007. Our Unit is one of the many units involved with the National Young Marine Youth Organization. We work very closely with the Corporal Joseph Whitehead Marine Corps League Detatchment 1370 in Foley, Alabama, and the Elberta VFW Kichler-Pippin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5658 to help support our local veterans and other charitable organizations.
We believe America's Youth, can define their future, become a positive role model, and can change the world.
The mission of the Young Marines is to positively impact America's future by providing quality youth development programs for boys and girls that nurtures and develops its members into responsible citizens who enjoy and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
Is to make a positive impact on America's Youth and help keep them drug free. Our program is based on teamwork, leadership, and discipline. We also have a Drug Demand Reduction program. Each quarter our Young Marines are required to have 3 hours of instruction on the dangers of drugs and the impact it has on daily lives. These classes are given using a certified Project Alert instructor. We encourage our Young Marines to become Project Alert Certified. Our Young Marines also are encouraged to participate in Red Ribbon Week, the last week of October, by giving presentations in schools and other organizations on the dangers of drugs.