Four members of the Capital City Young Marines in Raleigh were selected to participate in special tours of duty last summer.
YM Master Sgt. Keya Gibbons attended Advanced Leadership School at Fort Pickett, Va. The two-week school polishes leadership skills for Young Marines who have shown exceptional maturity and leadership. She also participated in an Army Cadet Exchange program in Australia.
YM Staff Sgt. Tyler Daniels attended White Mountain Adventure in Crawford Notch, N.H., where he participated in hiking, rock climbing, kayaking and camping and lessons in ecology.
YM Cpl. Cooper Johnston and YM Lance Cpl. Trevon Vickers attended the Space Camp Adventure in Huntsville, Ala., an education program designed to stimulate an interest in math and science.
Thirteen members of the Capital City Young Marines were selected by the local unit commander and staff to spend a week in boot camp at Parris Island, S.C. Those chosen were Young Marines Staff Sgt. Benjamin Tim, Cpl. Austin Cobb, Lance Cpl. Charles Barrett, Lance Cpl. Erik Osman, Lance Cpl. Tyrone Frazier, Lance Cpl. Whitley Lewis, Pfc. Shalonda Squire, Pfc. Robert Bovee, Pfc. Ranjan Amin, Pvt. Elliot Orama, Pvt. Christopher McCormick, Pvt. Justin Richardson and Pvt. Alexander McKinley.
The Young Marines program is a youth education and service program of the Marine Corps League. The program is open to boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18.