Hudson Mohawk Young Marines


Recruits: sneakers, jeans or similar pants, plain white t-shirt, belt.
Young Marine: Boots, black socks, trousers, blouse, red YM t-shirt, khaki web belt, cover.
Young Marine Inspection/Parade uniform: During formal events or when specified, the above is worn with red t-shirt and ribbon rack. 
Young Marine PT Uniform: Red YM national t-shirt, black shorts or grey sweats depending on the season, white socks, sneakers.(Females hair does not have to be in a bun when in PT gear.)


Young Marines participate in a wide variety of classroom instruction including,  but not limited to Young Marines and Marine Corps history and terminology, character education, field radio communications and outdoor education. It all begins with the Young Marines Motto, Creed and Obligation...

MOTTO: Strengthening the lives of America's youth

1. Obey my parents and all others in charge of me whether young or old.
2. Keep myself neat at all times without other 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. 

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. Semper Fidelis

YOUNG MARINE TERMINOLOGY:   Quizlet online Young Marine vocabulary review tool


The Young Marines offensive in the battle against teen drug abuse is a program called "Closing the Gate on Drugs".  This is an expansion to the Young Marines ongoing "Drug Demand Reduction" efforts.  The program targets the "gateway drugs", alcohol, marijuana, inhalants and over the counter and prescription drugs with the belief that by stopping our teens from experimenting with these substances we can eliminate the use of harder substances such as cocaine, heroine and crack to name a few.      

Check out the official national website for more information on this program:  


Hudson Mohawk Young Marines regularly practice close order drill, developing the skills of discipline, accuracy and synchronicity. These skills are regularly employed in the many parades and special events we attend.


The health and safety of our Young Marines is of the utmost importance to us. All meetings include age-appropriate physical fitness activities including warm ups, cardio, strength, flexibility and cool downs. 

Young Marine PT Uniform: Red YM national t-shirt, black shorts or grey sweats depending on the season, white socks, sneakers.(Females hair does not have to be in a bun when in PT gear.) 


Hudson Mohawk Young Marines are an ever-evolving group of young people who work together for the common good. We incorporate team-building activities into our drill nights, as well as provide team building experiences such as day trips to exciting places like Adirondack Extreme, and overnight encampments that help us to build and maintain a strong team.


Hudson Mohawk Young Marines is proud to serve our community. We have worked with many Veteran's causes through our host detachment, Cpt. William Dale O'Brien, as well as whole community resource organizations such as the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY and the Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station. 


In 2014 the Hudson Mohawk Young Marines received a very generous grant from the NRA. The unit was given several small bore rifles, ammunition, safety equipment and a storage safe. This gift has enabled the Unit to begin a Marksmanship Program to educate the Young Marines in safe and responsible firearms handling and introduce them to the exciting world of the shooting sports.

The Marksmanship Program has become a favorite of our Young Marines, and this was no surprise to us. Kids have a natural curiosity about firearms and through proper education and training we believe this increases enjoyment and reduces accidents. 

Our intent with the program is to teach the members safe, responsible and ethical behavior with firearms.  The Young Marines learn topics that include safe firearms handling and use, rifle and ammunition knowledge, and rifle shooting fundamentals from various shooting platforms such as the bench rest, prone, standing and sitting positions. The Young Marines are also taught proper rifle cleaning, storage and home safety.  Our program is taught by Marine Corps Veterans and NRA Certified Rifle Instructors and Range Safety Officers with many years of experience. We also believe that the shooting sports offer many benefits to the Young Marines, such as teamwork, mental and physical discipline, responsibility and self esteem. 

There are many myths about firearms and safety. The number of firearms in America is at an all time high. Upwards of 300 million and rises by about 10 million a year, this according to the Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco and Firearms. Yet the number of firearms accidental deaths has fallen to an all time low. 0.2 per 100,000, down 94% since the all time high in 1904. This drop is directly related to educational programs such as ours. So compared to other team and individual sporting activities  ie.(football, hockey, basketball, track and field sports) the shooting sports are extremely safe. 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Aug 1 All Day
Saturday, Aug 1 All Day
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