The Portsmouth Young Marines unit embarked on this adventure in July of 2006. Receiving our charter in April of 2007 we began taking on new recruits. The unit usually holds drills at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 1800 - 2100 and the last Saturday of the month from 0800 - 1500. Our first recruit training class graduated in June 2007.
The unit typically goes off base every month with field exercises and leadership training. The Portsmouth Young Marines interact with other units in New England at battalion and regimental encampments and training courses. If you think you have what it takes, you will meet Young Marines from all over New England. You even have the opportunity to meet youth in similar programs from all over the world if you are selected for the Foreign Exchange program.