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Young Marines Program on the Move

Posted: Aug 28, 2020 4:58 PM

Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputies, the Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines staff, and the Bossier Parish School Board workers were busy moving the Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines program Friday morning.

Winds from Hurricane Laura on Thursday damaged sections of the roof of the Charlotte Mitchell Educational Complex in Bossier City. That damage caused major water damage inside the main building that housed the Young Marines Program. Crews moved every item that belonged to the program, from the office equipment, classroom items, and uniforms out of the damaged classrooms to the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Training Academy in Plain Dealing.

The Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines program has been suspended until further notice. Please call Dep. Lex Webb, Commander of the Young Marines, at the Viking Drive Substation at (318) 965-3500 for more information on when the program will restart.

The Young Marines Program has been suspended until further notice. Please call Dep. Lex Webb, Commander of the Young Marines, at the Viking Drive Substation at (318) 965-3500 for more information on when the program will restart.

The Young Marines program is a national program founded in 1958 and is the official youth program of the United States Marine Corps. The program instills the Marine Corps values of honor, courage, and commitment and promotes a healthy drug-free lifestyle, and the training promotes leadership skills, physical training, teamwork, discipline and confidence-building skills. More than 1,300 young men and women have graduated from the Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines program since its inception here in 2002.

The Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines is sponsored and administered by Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and is commanded by Deputy Lex Webb, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

To obtain a Young Marines application, stop by the Viking Drive Substation at 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City or go to www.bossiersheriff.com and click under the Support Services Division on the top left side. You can always find out more by calling the Young Marines headquarters at 318-549-6815 or the Viking Drive Substation at 318-965-3500.