Operation Military Kids


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When National Guard, Army Reserve and other military parents living in civilian communities are mobilized, their children suddenly become different. Now they are "military kids" but they still "look the same" to teachers, friends and the rest of the community. Their lives are turned upside down!  Operation Military Kids (OMK) is a nationwide initiative designated to provide support to the children and youth of families that are impacted by the Global War on Terrorism. This includes those served by Army installations, Air Force bases, and those children and youth who are geographically dispersed. Building upon their ten year collaboration to support youth development programs, 4-H and its military partners are now placing special emphasis on the children and youth of National Guard and Reserve Solders.  Working together we can have a strong impact on military families in our own backyard.  There are approximately 30,000 military children in South Carolina,  including National Guard, Reserve and active duty military families. 

Information provided by Operation Military Kids website maintained by Bob Spalding.


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There are many programs available to military children in South Carolina. To find out more information about programs offered in the state please visit the State OMK website http://www.scomk.org. If you are interested in additional information please contact Woody Nesbitt (woodrow@clemson.edu) the Coordinator for OMK.