Speedway Young Marines
                                 "Making a difference"

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MANDATORY Parents meeting
MONDAY, Sept. 29th, 2014

Veterans' Remembrance Day 2014

                    The 3rd Annual Veterans Remembrance Day

in downtown Indianapolis, was a great success.

455 LED balloons, each representing a fallen Hoosier Veteran lost while or after serving on active duty on or since 9/11, were released into the night sky from the upper balcony of the War Memorial after a complete roll call, Taps and a 21 Gun Salute. 

Indy Honor Flight,  Gold Star Mothers and the Fallen Hoosier Heroes Memorial are strong supporters of this event and helped us make this a truly awesome spectacle for the last three years.  (Visit the photo gallery for pictures of Veterans Remembrance Day 2012 & 2013)  The video above is also from the first year.  If you would like to help with this event, please "contact us" and we would be honored to accept your assistance.  If you would like to donate, please click on the "Sponsors" page.  All donations are tax deductible.

Special guests this year included Senator Mike Delph, General Stewart Goodwin, and Mr. Mike Kessler, the National Director of the Young Marines.  

Thank you Central Indiana Young Marines, Columbus Young Marines and all the other guests and volunteers that made this event all come together this year.  Couldn't do any of it without you. -  Dave Hulett / Unit Commander

                The website below will have updated pictures as soon as we can get them on there:

The rise and fall of the 'Danny Awards'

As the Adult Leaders and some parents and Young Marines are starting to figure out, Mr. Hulett tries to automatically qualify and issue you your awards as you become eligible.  

This is great for YOU, stressfull for him.  Sometimes after drill, Mr. Hulett will get approached with 'verbal' confirmation that you are able to receive a certain ribbon and with daily life going on, he will forget.  When Mr. Hulett forgets your award, he now calls that a 'Danny Award".  

Since none of the Young Marines in the Unit (yet) are named Danny, Mr. Hulett likens forgetting your award, to forgetting your name and calling you "Danny" instead.... hence the name, 'Danny award'. 

 Mr. Hulett does NOT like Danny Awards so.... click below if you think you qualify for a ribbon that you have not yet received, or for any ribbon going forward that you have documents for that Mr. Hulett hasn't caught on to yet.  Help an old man out.... Thanks.

Signed, the old man

The Fallen Hoosier Heroes Memorial 

FHH iIs getting a makeover and they are asking the Speedway Young Marines to help make this happen.  Saturday, October 4th at 08:30, please be at the Memorial in Westfield for a GREAT Community Service effort.  

We will have donughts, orange juice and coffee on site and please do NOT wear your uniforms.  Dress for "fall" weather and please come ready to work.  

If you cannot make it, please let either Mr. Gurley or Mr. Hulett know because this IS a Unit Activity and IS mandatory.

Brookside Neighborhood Association has asked the Speedway Young Marines back again this year to help them out with their fall clean-up.  Last year we did an OUTSTANDING job, this year we will do so again.  This will be for at LEAST 5 hours of Community Service and they do feed us lunch so come on out and help.  

   Date - October 11th

   Time - 0730 till, whenever we're done

   Uniform - Old clothes that you do not mind getting dirty

Come ready to work, you can bring your own gloves if you want but they will have all the supplies there for us.  

Let's use our Young Marine powers once again to "make a difference".  (Map of the meeting place is below)

1230 N. Dearborn St., Indianapolis, IN 46201


Indy Honor Flight 7 will be on October 18th at Plainfield High School.  Please be there at 18:30 (6:30pm), in your INSPECTION uniforms.  (That means ribbons and white tee-shirts, shined boots, fresh haircuts, the works).  

We have been to ALL 6 previous Honor Flights and will continue to support and attend each and every one.  It's a true honor to welcome these Heroes home.  This does count for Community Service.

Our next shoot is:  Saturday, October 25th from 11:00 - 16:00.  This will be an important shoot to attend.  We will have a certified rifle instructor and Danville Police Officer there to run everyone through a rifle safety class.  You will NOT be required to pay the $5 range fee for this shoot.  Any cost associated with Marksmanship / Hunter safety certifications will be covered by the Unit for all Young Marines.

124 E Twin Bridges Rd., Danville, IN 46122


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 3200 hours of combined community service hours last year, smoking the other, larger Units in the State by at least 500 hours. We pride ourselves in helping others and intend on beating our own record in 2014.  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.  

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.  The *Young Marine Unit Commendation award speaks volumes for the Unit to which it is awarded and we will continue to strive to make the best possible environment for you and your kids.  We ARE the best youth organization around, sign up and we'll prove it to you. 

Our next 'Boot-Camp' starts in January 2015.  

* "The Young Marine Unit Commendation is awarded to the Unit that Distinguish themselves by performing extreme meritorious service

rendering the unit outstanding compared to other units performing

similar service". - YM Awards manual

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.

 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