WHO WE ARE NOT​: The Young Marines is not a summer camp, day care program or military school.  If you are looking for a babysitter, don't look here.  It is also not a "scared straight" type of program for troubled youth.  The Young Marines is not a military recruiting station for any branch of the Armed Forces.  Young Marines do not carry weapons or receive any form of combat training.  While a Young Marine may decide to join the military when he/she turns 18, they are under no obligation to do so.  Likewise, participation in the Young Marines program does not automatically guarantee acceptance into the Armed Forces.  While we do receive some financial support from National Young Marines, we are primarily a self-funded, non-profit organization that relies on dues, fundraisers and donations from our supporters.  Click on "Our Sponsors" for a complete list. 
WHO WE ARE:​ The Young Marines is a non-profit, nationwide, youth leadership and service program  comprised of boys and girls between the ages of 8 through completion of high school.  The Young Marines program educates and inspires its members through instructional and adventurous activities.  We develop responsible citizens using the volunteer resources of a civilian and military partnership.  The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members.  The program teaches the value of truthfulness, fairness, respect, courage, loyalty, attention to duty and love of God and Country with emphasis on Marine Corps traditions. Young Marines promotes physical fitness through the conduct of physical training, a drug-free lifestyle, and close order drill.  The MCAS Tustin Young Marines is a challenging, exciting and motivating program that requires commitment to excel. your text.
Serving Orange County and surrounding cities since 1989.
MCAS Tustin Young Marines in honor of Marine Corps Air Station, Tustin, CA