Western New York Young Marines

Photo







                                                                                                                                                        

PLATOON 01-15 GRADUATION

January 31, 2015












Marines from the Conrad F. Kania Detachment, Marine Corps League came to show their support



Master of Ceremonies for the event, YM Cpl Wohlleben, honoring the Colors during the posting of Colors for opening ceremonies.



Unit Commander Mr. Guiher, Honor Recruit YM Pfc Constantin, Conrad F. Kania Detachment Commandant Rich Hollister and Recruit SR Group Instructor Mr MacLeod all join in the ceremonious cutting of the cake



Commandant Hollister of the Conrad F. Kania Detachment recognizes Platoon 01-15 Honor Recruit, YM Pfc Constantin



                                                                                                                                               


PEACH FESTIVAL PARADE
September 6, 2014













                                                                                                                                                      


CAMPING
Camp Pioneer
August 2014



Rappeling / climbing / high rope course / zip line tower



" Oh man "











Climbing was the ONLY way up









Zip Lining was one of the ways down



" Wha? You want me to do what?"



" oh no, oh no, oh no "



" Geronimo!"





...or you could rappel down







Mr Rider has arrived!



" In your face Mr. Mills "



".....ah "



We celebrated YM Pvt Norek's Birthday!



The AMAZING & fun time assembling " survival " bracelets



..even the staff had a blast



....the campfires

Other events over the weekend included a great Land Navigation course, swimming and just plain old relaxing, hanging with friends.

                                                                                                                                      


YOUNG MARINE RETIREMENT
July 19, 2014



Mr. Rider



Mr. Stewart and Master of Ceremonies, YM Lcpl Wohlleben



New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto presents the retirees with a Certificate of Merit in recognition of their faithful service.





New York State Senator  George Maziarz presents the retirees certificates recognizing their achievements.





The retirees YM Sgt Moje & YM MSgt Link reporting and then requesting permission to retire from the Western New York Young Marines to Unit Commander, Mr. Guiher.





YM SSgt Stewart receiving his official retirement June 21,2014.
YM SSgt Stewart was unable to attend the Official Ceremony due to his military obligation



Unit Commander Mr, Guiher recognizing Mrs Moje and her contributions to the Unit as a Staff Member, as she too retires from the Unit.









NYS Senator Mr. George Maziarz, YM MSgt Link, YM Sgt Moje, NYS Assemblyman John Ceretto



The retirees with the Staff of the Western New York Young Marines

....missing Mr's Rider & Brundage

SEMPER FI Young Marines

...you will be missed
                                                                                                                                                            

MARINE APPRECIATION DAY
July 12, 2014















                                                                                              

PLATOON 06-14 GRADUATION

JUNE 28, 2014



Opening Colors



Master of ceremonies, YM Lcpl Wholleben addressing the soon to be Young Marines and guests





The soon to be Young Marines of Platoon 06-14

YM Pvt Lougen, YM Pvt Norek, YM Pvt Fuller-Delmont



Group Instructors Mr. MacLeod & Mr. Mills

" reflecting "





The new Young Marines of Platoon 06-14
Slicing their cake

                                                                                                                                                                    

             KEN-TON MEMORIAL DAY PARADE







MONDAY MAY 26, 2014

                                                                                                                                                   


May 3, 2014

Young Marines practicing Close order Drill for upcoming Memorial Day Parade






                                                                                                                                                         

April 12, 2014

Young Marines PT'ing



Young Marines delivering a 3 minute presentation for Public Speaking training





YM Pfc Nyari, A.



YM Cpl Laxson

                                                                                                                                                                                                              


CONRAD F. KANIA DETACHMENT, MARINE CORPS LEAGUE OFFICER INSTALLATION DINNER





....helping to repair the Eagle Globe and Anchor the Color Guard....dismantled.



YM Pvt Nelson & YM Lcpl Wohlleben....letting loose after dinner.

"....i'm a little teapot, short and stout...."



GLIDING STARS











                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Congratulations to all our newly promoted Young Marines.

Great job! Enjoy it, but it's never too late to start preparing for the next advancement.

March 15, 2014




Young Marines promoted to Young Marine Private First Class

             
                         YM Pfc Nyari, A.                                                 YM Pfc Nyari, S.

                                                                         

                                                                                                        YM Pfc Nyari, V.


        Young Marines promoted to Young Marine Lance Corporal


                                                

                                             YM Lcpl Sawin                                                YM Lcpl Wohlleben


                                                                         

                                                                          YM Lcpl Lyon

              Young Marines promoted to Young Marine Corporal

                                                              

                                       YM Cpl Laxson                                          YM Cpl Guiher

           Young Marine promoted to Young Marine Master Sergeant

                                                                                             

                                                                                YM MSgt Link

Currently YM MSgt Link is our highest ever ranked Young Marine since the Units start in 2003. As a YM GySgt he also held this privilege as well.

                                                                          

Unit Commander Mr. Guiher addressing and congratulating the Young Marines on their new appointments. He also reminded them of the responsibilities that go with these promotions.

Good work Young Marines!

                                                                                                                                                        


AED/CPR Training from the 


Town of Tonawanda Police Department
March 8, 2014








                                                                                                                                                                                           

CONGRATULATIONS TO 

YOUNG MARINE GUNNERY SERGEANT LINK

ON EARNING THE DEA DEVICE FOR HIS DRUG DEMAND REDUCTION RIBBON





Recruit Platoon 1213 Graduation
December 14, 2013



..former Recruit Hurtado 
singing the National Anthem during opening ceremonies



Group Instructors Mr. MacLeod & Mr. Mills reading off citations



Platoon 1213

YM Pvt Hurtado, YM Pvt Rinehart, YM Pvt Nelson, YM Pfc Rinard



YM Pfc Rinard receiving recognition from the Commandant of the Conrad F. Kania Detachment, Marine Corps League for his being named

Honor Recruit

for Platoon 1213



Group Instructors Mr Mills & Mr MacLeod " pinning " Recruit Rinard
upon his meritorious promotion to Young Marine Private First Class



The Young Marines of Platoon 1213

OORAH!!
                                                                                                          

2013 YOUNG MARINE OF THE YEAR



Young Marine Lance Corporal Guiher was named the 2013 Young Marine of the Year for both the Western New York Young Marines and the 3rd Battalion of the Pennsylvania Regiment , Division 1, Young Marines.

Congratulations Young Marine!!

OORAH!!

                                                                                                              

VETERANS DAY 2013



WESTERN NEW YORK YOUNG MARINE COLOR GUARD

YM Pvt Nyari, V., YM Pvt Hathaway, YM Pvt Nyari, A., YM Pfc LoPiccolo, YM Lcpl Harding

MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY
CELEBRATION

 
 
Western New York Young Marine Color Guard
Presenting Colors for the Conrad F. Kania Detachment, Marine Corps League's annual Marine Corps Birthday celebration dinner
November 9, 2013

YM Pvt Nyari, V, YM Pvt Hathaway, YM Pfc Wohlleben, YM Pfc LoPiccolo, YM Pvt Nyari, A

                                                                                                                

WESTERN NEW YORK YOUNG MARINES
PRESENT COLORS AND ATTEND
 MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEARTS MONUMENT DEDICATION

October 12, 2013












                                                                                                             

EMERGENCY DRILLS AT
BUFFALO NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
SEPTEMBER 21, 2013







Our Young Marines, Staff and parents along with other volunteers adding up to around 80 participants, helped the Airport and local emergency agencies rehearse their pre-planned reactions to emergencies.

Our own special

" Casualty "







Young Marine Private Nyari, S helped as a simulated patient.

                                                                                                       

PEACH FESTIVAL PARADE




                                                                                                              

YOUNG MARINE
STAFF SERGEANT STEWART



COMPLETES ARMY RECRUIT TRAINING
SEPTEMBER 6, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
                                                                                                                

Camp Whitman 2013
August 23-26



** More photos to come **
                                                                                                            

Trip to
Naval Operational Support Center
Buffalo
August 3, 2013



Getting underway with ACU-2





YM Pvt Burch taking in the sights



YM Pfc sawin & YM Lcpl Laxson



CHOW!
                                                                                                            

Young Marine Private Bailey, MK is Honorably Discharged


July 27, 2013
                                                                                                          

Young Marine Staff Sergeant Link is promote to the rank of 
Young Marine Gunnery Sergeant



July 27, 2013
                                                                                                        

JLS 2013

Western New York Young Marines latest graduates of Junior Leadership School


                                                                                                            

MARINE APPRECIATION DAY 
JULY 13, 2013




                                                                                                             

YOUNG MARINE RETIREMENT



YM Ssgt Link calling forward the Color detail to present YM Ssgt Byrne with her flag. Unit Commander Mr Guiher

JUNE 22, 2013
YOUNG MARINE STAFF SERGEANT BYRNE RETIRES AS A YOUNG MARINE




YM Ssgt Byrne receiving a flag from YM Lcpl Laxson


YM Ssgt Byrne requesting and receiving permission from the Unit Commander to retire


YM Ssgt Byrne in her final role as a member and Young Marine In Charge of Color Guard







Young Marine Staff Sergeant Byrne with her parting gifts from the Unit

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
&
GOOD LUCK !!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

COMMUNITY SERVICE





Western New York Young Marines, Staff & members of the Conrad F. Kania Detachment, Marine Corps League came together to landscape the home of disabled Veteran Mr. & Mrs. Montie of North Tonawanda
June 8, 2013

                                                                                                          

VETERANS APPRECIATION DINNER
JUNE 5, 2012






ON BEHALF OF ST. PETERS
THEY PRESENTED THE WESTERN NEW YORK YOUNG MARINES
A PLAQUE IN HONOR & MEMORY OF

DENNIS ASH 

STAFF MEMBER JOHN ASH, HIS WIFE & SON YM PVT ASH 
ACCEPT THE PLAQUE






                                                                                                              

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
NIAGARA FALLS
MAY 25, 2013




                                                                                                    

WELCOME HOME MATT!!

ON BEHALF OF THE STAFF AND YOUNG MARINES OF THE WESTERN NEW YORK YOUNG MARINES
WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME CORPORAL MATTHEW DAVOLI HOME FROM HIS SECOND AFGHANISTAN DEPLOYMENT
GOOD JOB!
MANY THANKS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIY FOR THE SACRAFICES
SEMPER FIDELIS

                                                                                                                                                                   

DDR Training / Instruction




YM Ssgt Link instructing DDR to the Boy Scouts
May 15, 2013
                                                                                                                                                

ANNUAL CONRAD F. KANIA DETACHMENT MARINE CORPS LEAGUE OFFICER INSTALLATION DINNER
April 20, 2013






                                                                                                                                                               

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWLY PROMOTED YOUNG MARINES



Newly promoted YM Lcpl harding & YM Ssgt Stewart



Getting " pinned " by Mr Mills & Mr Guiher



 
Newly promoted YM Pfc's Strzelzyck, Lyon & LoPiccolo


Getting " pinned " by Staff


Receiving congratulations from the XO


Newly promoted YM Lcpl's Guiher & Laxson


Getting " pinned " by Mr Mills & Mr MacLeod

                                                                               


     
THE STAFF AND YOUNG MARINES OF THE WESTERN NEW YORK YOUNG MARINES WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE AND WELCOME ABOARD THE NEW YOUNG MARINES OF PLATOON 01-13

GRADUATED FEBRUARY 2, 2013


                    
           

          YM Pvt Cleveland, D., YM Pvt Burch, YM Pvt Ash, YM PFC Thompson
                                                                                         


                  YOUNG MARINE OF THE YEAR
                                  2011 - 2012

    
  
                            
For the time frame of 2011 - 2012
                        Young Marine Staff Sergeant Link was named  Young Marine of the Year for;
                                                     - Western New York Young Marines -
                                                   - 5th Battalion, Pennsylvania Regiment - 
                                                     - Pennsylvania Regiment, Division 1 -

                   DRUG DEMAND REDUCTION



                                  

   Young Marine Staff Sergeant Link gives Drug Demand reduction training to the Boys                                     Scouts of Boy Scout Troop #630 of Grand Island
                                                       December 5, 2012

                                             They are obviously unaware of Mr. MacLeod's opinion on "hands in the pockets"







                                                                                           

                                      MARINE CORPS LEAGUE TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE
 
               RIVIERA THEATRE, NORTH TONAWANDA NOVEMBER 30, 2012  


        

                           




                   DRUG DEMAND REDUCTION

     

     


 Young Marine Staff Sergeant Link gives Drug Demand reduction training to the Girl                                     Scouts of Girl Scout Troop #70038 of Wheatfield
                                                      November 19 , 2012


                                                  VETERANS DAY

                    

                                                               WESTERN NEW YORK YOUNG MARINE COLOR GUARD
                                                Preparing to post Colors for the Gold Star Mother Wreath laying ceremony

                                                                                               November 11, 2012

                                                                    "...the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month."

                                                       


                    Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

                                                                                       November 10, 2012

             

Young Marine Staff Sergeant Link being honored and recognized for his achievment as Young Marine of the Year for both the Unit and Battalion by Commandant Hollister at the annual Conrad F. Kania Detachment #230, Marine Corps League, Marine Corps Birthday Celebration Dinner, November 10, 2012. Young marine Staff Sergeant Link has since then been named Young Marine of the year for the Pennsylvania Regiment as well.



                    

          Young Marines and staff..............." Cuttin the rug "

                              
                                           YM Ssgt Byrne

                                       

   Western New York Young Marine Color Guard planning out the opening ceremony for Colors at the annual Conrad F. Kania                          Detachment #230, Marine Corps League, Marine Corps Birthday Celebration Dinner, November 10, 2012

                                                    YM Pfc Harding, YM Pvt Nyari, YM Pfc LoPiccolo, YM Pfc Wholleben, YM Ssgt Byrne






                          
              

                                  BATTLEFIELD CROSS

In addition to the POW/MIA Ceremony, the Battlefield Cross symbolizes the Marines " For Those Who Have Gone Before "


OCTOBER 27, 2012
NIAGARA COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT K-9 UNIT VISITS



DEPUTY JAMES HILDRETH AWAITING THE ATTACK OF " SARGE "



DEPUTY HILDRETH INSTRUCTING YM PVT NYARI, S ON SOME OF THE COMMANDS



DEPUTY " SARGE " ALLOWING YM PVT BASS TO PET HIM





Camp Whitman 2012


Heading Down to Camp




" I'm an excellent driver.....really, I am! "



HIKING



TEAM BUILDING COURSE

      Individual effort                                        Trust

 
Teamwork

POOL



 




CANOEING

     


                                                                                                   RAPPELLING

          

                                               Heading Home

                                                " Lights out ! "

                           

                                 




                                          AUGUST 11, 2012
            YOUNGSTOWN LIONS CLUB ANNUAL COMMUNITY PICNIC

                                  

                           

                                      

            WESTERN NEW YORK YOUNG MARINES COLOR GUARD
          __________________________________________________
 
     JULY 29, 2012 HONORING OF VETERANS, CITY OF TONAWANDA

                    
 
                                            SERVING CHOW

                    

                                             GAME PLANNING

                    

                                           ASSISTING SENIORS

                    

                         PAYING THEIR RESPECTS TO OUR VETS
       _____________________________________________________

  JULY 14, 2012 TOUR OF THE NAVAL OPERATIONAL SUPPORT CENTER

                                               
                                            USMC SMALL ARMS

              
                                      INSTRUCTION IN THE ISMIT
                    
         M249 SAW AND M240G                        1ST CREW RETURNING
                  
    YM PVT PRY DRIVING?? YIKES               YM PFC LAXSON DIGGIN IT



                  WESTERN NEW YORK YOUNG MARINES RETIRE
                                                  JULY 6, 2012

               

                              MASTER OF CEREMONIES, YOUNG MARINE STAFF SERGEANT LINK

                        


                                            UNIT COMMANDER, MR. GUIHER AND YM SSGT LINK


                      


                           YM RETIREES RECEIVING A NEW YORK STATE COMMENDATION FROM

                                          NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLYMAN JOHN D. CERETTO


                     


                       YM SGT'S MOJE AND STEWART PRESENT THE RETIREES WITH THEIR FLAGS


                          
                      YM RETIREES YM CPL WILKO AND YM SSGT MOJE RECEIVE THEIR FLAGS


           

                      CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!






        YOUNG MARINE RECRUIT GRADUATION OF PLT 06-12


         

Master of Ceremonies Young Marine Ssgt Link with Guest Speaker NOSC Commanding Officer, Lt. Commander Morton and New York State Senator, George Maziarz

               

Sr. Group Instructor Mr Mills presenting Plt 06-12 with their Certificates of Completion

                    

Unit Commander, Mr Guiher and Lt Commander Morton meritoriously promoting Plt 06-12's Honor Recruit, YM Boyd, to the rank of Young Marine Private First Class

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!YOUNG MARINE RECRUIT GRADUATION OF PLT 06-12 JUNE 16, 2012 

                                                                                                                                                                                                             


                                   

Western New York Young Marines Color Guard with Young Marines and Staff Members
Veterans Appreciation Dinner - D-Day rememberance
St Peter Lutheran Church, Cambria, NY 6-6-12

YM Pfc Wohlleben, YM Lcpl Reisman, YM Pvt Lyon, YM Pfc Cleveland, YM Sgt Stewart
 ( back ) Mr Rider, Mr MacLeod, Mr Stewart
Not pictured, but the very person who was responsible for getting the YM's involved with this
Mr Ash, also the owner of the Duece and a half in the background


Recruits taking their final exam - YES, they all passed!  Ooh Rah!


DDR Game at Drill



MEMORIAL DAY PARADE NIAGARA FALLS, 2012



NIAGARA FALLS MEMORIAL DAY PARADE, 2012



STAFF MEMBERS MR MACLEOD & MR RIDER ALONG WITH YM PFC WOHLLEBEN
WITH THE CONRAD F KANIA DETACHMENT #230 MCL
GOLD STAR MOTHERS WREATH CEREMONY NORTH/CITY OF TONAWANDA MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2012




DDR TRAINING - the FUN way...




















Fun with PFT at drill...


               

  

Trip to the Naval Operation Support Center Buffalo


Ssgt Noreiga showing the Infantry small arms



    




         
     

The high humidity, pleasant breeze and soothing drone of turbo jet engines makes Young Marines very sleepy



        
CAMP WHITMAN - 2011
    

    
So THATS why you're not suppose to rub your eye after touching poisen ivy...
    


    
MORE FUN AT DRILL


OK, on the count of 3...PUSH!

    
1..2..3...arghh                                                                    OUCH

              

Slide your mouse under the above photo to view our  slideshow
Website Builder