Today I had the privilege of honoring the Tucson Chapter of the USMC Devil Pups and David Caballero for his service to our nation, community and for the Tucson Devil Pups who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. I presented David the Ward 5 Medallion of Hope and First Responders and Military Coins and presented him with the City of Tucson Proclamation, from Mayor Regina Romero honoring the group and proclaiming Devil Pup Week. David then presented me a beautiful wood plaque from the Tucson Devil Pups, for which I was very honored to accept. It was a big HOORAH for Tucson! -Council Member, Ward 5, Richard Fimbres
This update is being posted on December 1, 2023.
The 2022 session of the Devil Pups program is over. The 2023 session will begin with the Parent Orientation on March 25, 2023. Location will be posted once it is identified.
Participants must be 14-17 years of age. The program is physically demanding, and the events all participants must be working on for the physical fitness test are:
Pull-ups or chin-ups (one set, maximum number)
Crunches (one set, two-minute time limit)
Push-ups (one set, maximum number)
1-mile run (time limit will be provided on first day of training)
Please contact me if you have any questions or need more information. Encampment dates at Camp Pendleton in July 2023 are July 13-22, 2023.
David Caballero, Liaison Representative, Tucson
Andy Lopez served in the Marine Corps from 1974-1976. He was a life member of the Marine Corps League, and served as Commandant of the Tucson Detachment from 2018-2020. Andy was an avid supporter of the Tucson Devil Pups, and he tirelessly raised tens of thousands of dollars for the program. He was instrumental in organizing the annual fund raising golf tournament for the first 7 years of the tournament's 9-year history. He was active in community service and devoted his life to serving others.
Sadly, Andy passed away unexpectedly on November 19, 2020, at the age of 66.
Tucson Devil Pups has created the Andy Lopez Community Service Award in honor of Andy's love of service to others. This award will be presented to a deserving Tucson Devil Pup for the first time at Honor Night, 2021.
The Little League® Pledge was written in 1954 by Peter J. McGovern, the first president of Little League Baseball, Incorporated, after becoming aware that local Little League programs were reciting the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance before games. Mr. McGovern wanted to give all leagues (not just those in the United States) a pledge reflecting some of the sentiments of the Pledge of Allegiance, without the references to the U.S., while adding the elements of sportsmanship and the desire to excel.
P.T. Brent interviews Tom Selleck about Devil Pups.
Why would hundreds of teens spend 10 days of their summer vacation at Camp Pendleton going through one of the toughest experiences thus far in their lives? The reasons are many and in this video, you'll get an inside look at the Devil Pups program.