Speedway Young Marines
                                 "Making a difference"

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FLORAL PARK

We will meet as usual on May 23rd at 10:15 in the parking lot of the Speedway VFW post 3368

3368 Wilcox St., Indianapolis, IN 46222

Please be there at the time requested because we will go through the plan of attack before we caravan to the site.  Once we return to the VFW, we will have lunch, courtesy of the Post.  INSPECTION UNIFORMS - WHITE tee shirts and RIBBONS... Do NOT forget!!!

 

IMMEDIATELY following Floral Park, for those who are still in the "giving" mood, please meet us at the drill center.  We will have an official "formation" there at 16:00.  After we gather and get a head-count, we will commence with the second half of our Veterans' appreciation day by laying flags in several cemetaries around the Pittsboro area as well.

 

PLEASE consider sacrificing a Saturday to honor those who sacrificed EVERYTHING for us.  Thank you!

 

 

MEMORIAL DAY May 25th, morning formation.

Please be there at 08:45, RIBBONS and WHITE tee shirts.

 

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TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED.

 

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Mayor's Veterans Family Appreciation Day

 

0830 - 1700

 

ALL DAY EVENT but one that yields so many opportunities for us to SHINE, as always. 

 

There's food, there's fun, you will work a little but you will enjoy your day.  This is a Unit event so your attendance is "highly recommended"!!!

 

124 E Twin Bridges Rd., Danville, IN 46122


Next range date is SUNDAY, June 14th at 13:00.    This is our second annual "POP SHOT, fun shoot."  Young Marines are allowed to bring a father (or father figure) to shoot with them.  Young Marines and their guest are also allowed to bring weapons of their own to shoot.  Young Marines and guests are encouraged to bring a 2 liter, chips, something to pass/share as we will also partake in some food this time.  

 

It was a GREAT time last year... This year, it'll be a bit more controlled as far as ammunition usage but there will be more targets set up, some fun "surprises" along the way, and some great company.... eachother! 

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JUNE 20th - Ft. Ben - Battalion Drill Competition......

Above; Participants of the first Indiana Young Marines Battalion drill competition in 2013, only half of Speedway Young Marines and less than half of Columbus Young Marines participated but it was really a fun time for all.    

 

Congratulations to Columbus Young Marines for getting 1st place.  Not by much so we at Speedway are coming for that trophy.  Semper Fi Columbus, we really had a great time.

 

Our NEXT Drill Competition will be hosted by our partners, Central Indiana Young Marines at their facility on June 20th .  It will be a GREAT day of friends, drill, fun, drill, smiles, drill..... Columbus Young Marines will try and maintain their title as Drill Masters while Central Indiana Young Marines and Speedway Young Marines try and take it from them. 

 

There will be Squad and Platoon Drill - Uniform inspection - Color Guard competition and maybe some knockout drill.  No rifle twirling here, just good old fashioned COD.

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, Regiment AND Division Unit of the Year  (award pictured above) for 1st Indiana Battalion the Tri-State Regiment and the 5th Young Marine Division. 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.



COMMUNITY SERVICE:


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.

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



 The forms for becoming part of our growing family are able to be filled out on your computer through this site so try it out.  Once we receive your application, you will be notified of your lock-in status.  If you have any questions or concerns, regarding the process, cost, or the program itself and can't find the answers here, please go to the "contact usportion of this site and ask away.     

By Registering on this Website, you will instantly become awesome!  SgtMaj Jarhead is waiting, register now.   It's free and you do NOT have to be a Speedway Young Marine to register