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Columbia River Young Marines - Award for Unit of the Year 2005-2006
Our unit was proud to be the winner of the 2005-2006 Young Marine Unit of the Year!

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Kennewick General Hospital's "Health and Swellness Fair"

Columbia River Young Marines participated in Kennewick General Hospital's "Health and Swellness Fair" on Saturday, September 6th 2008, at Columbia Center Mall in Kennewick. We found it was a perfect place to talk to kids and their parents about living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle, the Young Marine program and Red Ribbon Week.

From left: YM Sgt Megan Stout, YM Sgt Mark Sims, and YM SgtMaj Garrett Brim.

From left: YM Sgt Megan Stout, YM Sgt Mark Sims, and YM SgtMaj Garrett Brim.

Columbia River Young Marines in Washington, DC

Ten Columbia River Young Marines, accompanied by CRYM staff, traveled to Washington, DC, over Spring Break. We began our adventure by visiting the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, VA, and eating lunch there in the "Mess Hall." It was there our Young Marines got the chance to meet Mr. Robert LaChance. Mr. LaChance has the distiction of being the first Young Marine ever - joining the very first unit in Waterbury, CT, in 1959. He currently manages Tun Tavern on the second deck of the museum. He very graciously took a few minutes from his very busy day to speak to us. Later that day we made our way to Young Marines National Headquarters where we met with National Staff members. The next three days found us touring the Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery, Marine Barracks 8th and I, the Navy Yard, the National Mall, and two Smithsonian museums. It was a very busy week with many wonderful sights to see and lots of walking around our National Capitol.

Columbia River Young Marines with Mr. Robert LaChance, the very first Young Marine and manager of Tun Tavern in the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Columbia River Young Marines with Mr. Robert LaChance,
the very first Young Marine and manager of "Tun Tavern" in the National Museum of the Marine Corps.


Updated: December 2014