Buckley Field Young Marines

Est. 1995 Aurora, Colorado

Commanding Officer Mike Shepperd with a Young Marine


Young Marine Honor Guard

PT, good for you, good for me

Push ups with a Marine

BFYM Vision

To impact America's future by providing a unique youth leadership program which nurtures and develops citizens in our communities, instilling the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment.

BFYM Mission

Support, promote and educate the youth in our community to a drug, alcohol and gang free alternative lifestyle. In our efforts we strive to develop young leaders through academic achievements, high adventure activities and to produce responsible citizens by performing community services and assisting the local veteran associations. With the assistance of volunteers comprised of active duty Marines, former Marines, other military services and civilians, we are able to promote a mental and moral atmosphere in which military instruction can be applied

Young Marine Obligation:

From this day forward, I sincerely promise: I will set an example for all other youth to follow and I shall never do anything that would bring disgrace or dishonor upon my God, my Country, and its Flag, my parents, myself or the Young Marines. These I will honor and respect in a manner that will reflect credit upon them and myself. SEMPER FIDELIS (OOOHHHH RAAAHHHH)

Young Marine Creed

 1. Obey my parents and all others in charge of me, whether young or old.
2. Keep myself neat at all times without other people telling me to.
3. Keep myself clean in mind by attending the church of my faith.
4. Keep my mind alert to learn in school, at home, or at play.
5. Remember having self-discipline will enable me to control my body and mind in case of an emergency.

Our Guiding Principles

1. The health, welfare and safety of Young Marines are paramount.
2. We value our volunteers and will provide them with the tools they need to succeed.
3. We will never forget that this program is for our youth.
4. We will uphold the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment.
5. We pledge to the parents to serve as positive role models to their children.
6. We get by giving. We strive to help our youth who are struggling with their place in life.
7. We are a community organization that lends itself to helping the community through, trash cleanup, security at events, Color Guard Ceremonies, and we provide objective referees for sporting events