Buckley Field Young Marines

Est. 1995 Aurora, Colorado

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Young Marines during Field Training Exercise on Buckley AFB

Welcome to BFYM!

The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building, leadership, and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines is the focal point for the U.S. Marine Corps' youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts.

We are a non-profit Youth Organization and serve the Aurora, Colorado  surrounding area. The Buckley Field unit meets every Tuesday evening at the Army National Guard Armory on Potomac St. in Aurora, CO.  Our staff is made up entirely of volunteers.  These volunteers are former, reserve and active military members and civilians.

More about the Young Marines

Many people ask what exactly is Young Marines.  We are military derived.  Some often compare us to Scouts and ROTC.   While we have the greatest of respect for them we have no affiliation with either of these programs.  

We are also not a recruiting program for the Marine Corps or any other branch of the military.  We often counsel and support young people who decide to go into a branch of the military or are considering it as a career path so they are as fully informed as possible prior to making such a life-changing choice. 

Our main initiative is to foster a drug and violence free lifestyle so that members are able to fulfill their own potential and the path it may take them down. 

To learn more about our program please visit our National Website.  If you want to know how to get your child involved please also go by our Recruit Training page.  Thanks for visiting!

Please go to 'About Us' to learn more.