IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN, time for the semi-annual Physical Fitness Test (PFT).
Are you ready SPEEDWAY? We are bringing in a special guest (hint to the left) to help motivate you.
Your goal should always be to do better than you did the last time. Bring a bottled water (or two), wear sweats AND shorts just in case it's cool outside.
Also, just as a reminder, YM/LCpl Austin Bond has issued a Unit-wide challenge to get a perfect 500. He will give you 20 push-ups if you can get 500 and he doesn't. If he also gets 500, he'll split them with you.
YM/LCpl Bond, A has gotten a perfect 500 on his last two PFT's.... LET'S DO THIS!!!!!
The Speedway Young Marines is a PREMIERE Youth organization for boys AND girls, ages 8 through the completion of high-school. Our primary focus is DISCIPLINE, LEADERSHIP and TEAMWORK. We believe that discipline begins in the home and is reinforced by positive influence and a healthy, DRUG-FREE lifestyle. Speedway Young Marines was awarded BOTH the Marine Corps League's Unit Commendation award AND the Young Marine Unit Commendation from National Headquarters in Washington DC for 2013.
We were also the ONLY Unit in Indiana to be awarded their second consecutive Marine Corps League's Unit Commendation award in 2014.
We were also recently named the 2014 Battalion AND Regiment Unit of the Year (award pictured above) for 1st Indiana Battalion and the Tri-State Regiment. It is truly an honor to be named the Unit of the Year and we intend on holding true to what that represents.
We ARE the best youth organization around, sign up today and we'll prove it to you.
"You think you rate a ribbon?" "Well I'm sure you've checked the Awards Manual and made sure right?" And I'm sure you ALWAYS keep proof too hugh?" Well Young Marine, if you think you're worthy of wearing more of my ribbons, fill out the form below and turn it to Mrs. Hulett !!" HOP TO IT"
The button below should take you directly to the National "Speedway" site where you can click on the "fall-in" button at the bottom. Your "password" is the last 4 digits of your social. You should check your record book OFTEN and tell an Adult Leader if something is missing. This record tracks EVERYTHING you have done, are doing and will do in this program and will be here for ever. Make sure it's up to date and accurate. Get with an Adult Leader if you come across an error.
INDIANA YOUNG MARINES boast the ONLY multi-service "remembrance" ceremony in the State of Indiana. 2015 will be the 4th annual "Veterans Remembrance Day." Join us on September 26th, 2015 on the South steps of the Indiana War Memorial at 6pm for a ceremony you will not soon forget.
As you could probably already tell, Community Service is a very important part of being a Young Marine. Some Young Marines think that once they get their 50 hours of community service in 12 months, and get that ribbon, they are finished.
We at Speedway Young Marines consider serving our community, an honor and are proud to say that even though we are only the third largest Unit in Indiana, we had over 4,699 hours of combined community service hours last year, smoking the other, larger Units in the State by at least 1,365 hours.
We pride ourselves in helping others. We broke our own Community Service record in 2014 and intend on beating our own record again in 2015. If you are a Speedway Young Marine or are having a Speedway Young Marine do some community service for you, please click on the below form, fill it out, get it signed and turn it in. We will log all valid hours in the database.
If, within a week you do NOT see your "submitted" hours in your recordbook (online), please get with Mrs. Hulett to inquire. Also, it is suggested that you maintain a log of what you've turned in, just in case a form is misplaced. It doesnt happen very often but it does happen so please consider keeping and having us initial the below log.
Range dates will start again in March. March 28th is our next Unit range visit.
Back Row L-R: Mr. Joe Lusignan (Ntn'l DDR Resource Officer) David Hulett (Unit Commander), Keith Gurley (Executive Officer)
Middle Row L-R: YM/SgtMaj Corin McKee (Division 5 Young Marine of the year, 2013); YM/Cpl Hulett, A; YM/Pvt Smith; YM/PFC Grimme, C;YM/PFC Henk; YM/Cpl Jones; YM/SSgt Gurley, C; Mr Mike Kessler (Naional Executive Director of the Young Marines)
Front Row L-R: Mr. Mac Magana (SgtMaj/USMC Ret and 5th Division Commander); YM/LCpl Davis; YM/Cpl Hardman; YM/Pvt Bond, A; YM/Pvt Bond, C; YM/Pvt Pickard; YM/LCpl Bond, M; YM/GySgt Grimme, P; YM/SSgt Hulett, B
Above; Participants of the 1st Annual, Indiana Young Marines Battalion drill competition, only half of Speedway Young Marines and less than half of Columbus Young Marines participated but it was really a fun time for all. Each year is sure to get better and more attended. Congratulations to Columbus Young Marines for getting 1st place. Not by much so we at Speedway are coming for that trophy next year. Semper Fi Columbus, we really had a great time.