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Upon joining the Capital Area Young Marines Young Marine unit, youth undergo an orientation program, affectionately called “Recruit Training.” The youth learn general subjects such as history, customs and courtesies, close order drill, physical fitness, and military rank structure.  After graduating from the Capital Area Young Marine “Recruit Training”, the youth have the opportunity to learn more new skills, earn rank, wear the Young Marine uniform and work toward ribbon awards. The Capital Area Young Marines earn ribbons for achievement in areas such as leadership, community service, academic excellence, first aid and drug resistance education.

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