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Young Marines teams up with US Marine Corps Reserve Association on new initiative - ‘Computers for Kids’

The Young Marines, a national youth organization, announced a new collaborative initiative called “Computers for Kids.” It was created and funded by the US Marine Corps Reserve Association (USMCRA). Several months ago, Col Paul K. Hopper USMC (Ret), national president of USMCRA, observed vulnerabilities in school systems regarding the pandemic. He found that there were many children who did not have access to a personal computer to do their schoolwork online, and that many were working off a parent’s work computer or one borrowed from another family member. 

To help these children, Col Hopper reached out to several potential donors who were very interested in the “Computers for Kids” program. With these donations, the USMCRA was able to provide 12 computers, two computers for each of the Young Marines’ six divisions. Read the story


Since 1995 the Association has been sponsoring the "Maj Keith Wells" Land Navigation Award. The award is named after Keith Wells, the platoon commander of 3d Platoon, Company E, 2d Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division. On 19 February 1945 his platoon lead the initial assault up the base of Mt. Suribachi and raised the first flag on the mountain.

At each Basic School graduation, one Lieutenant is recognized for their exceptional navigation skills. The #Marine 2d Lieutenant that received the latest #Maj Keith Wells Land Navigation Award is 2ndLt George T. Zolovick, #TBS Fox Co. 6-20.

George hales from Blacksburg, VA & is a recent graduate of the #UnitedStatesNavalAcademy were he majored in Robotics and Controls Engineering. Following his graduation from TBS, he will report to his professional school as an Air Intelligence Officer. Completing his training, he will report to the #2MarineAircraftWing, MCAS Cherry Point, NC on 2 May 2021.

George received a 5 year membership to the Association, a certificate, a display compass & a #GARMEN 601 GPS. Our thanks to #Garmen for their support.

Congratulations George and best of luck in your #MarineCorps career! #SemperFi, Marine Corps Reserve Association

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