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Kern County Veterans Services Department is hosting the annual Devil Pups recognition and awards ceremony Monday

Posted at 11:26 AM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 14:26:14-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Veterans Services Department is hosting the annual Devil Pups recognition and awards ceremony Monday.

As Devil Pups boys and girls between 14 and 17 years old work through a variety of physical training exercises during the ten-day program. Devil Pups live in Marine Corps quarters and follow the schedule of actual Marines.

The program stresses the development of various qualities -- including good citizenship, personal discipline, and self-confidence.