To provide the youth of America a one stop resource for all things military.
The purpose of this site is to inform young adults and kids on the various military careers available to them, as well as provide guidance on all things military.
Founded in 2018, we strive to present accurate information in a fun-to-read format, as well as provide guiding principles for our everyday youth.
What makes us different?
Unlike many other sites that write about military topics, nearly all of the content on our site is written by actual US Military Veterans.
We employ a team of writers that have served in each branch of the military.
They have the experience and knowledge of how things work in the military, because they’ve been there and done that.
Learn more about our writers here.
Throughout this site, you’ll find a wide variety of topics on each branch of the military. Topics are divided up by branch, and include everything from:
US Air Force
US Coast Guard
We also strive to answer some of the most common questions that one would ask prior to joining the US Military. Topics include things like:
and so much more!
We want to thank you again for visiting Operation Military Kids, and hope that you find the content helpful.
If you have any suggestions for a specific topic, feel free to email us using the contact form on this page.
We’re always open to writing about new topics, and helping to guide you on your journey into the US Military.
About The Former Operation: Military Kids
Operation: Military Kids is the U.S. Army’s collaborative effort with America’s communities to support children and youth impacted by deployment. Regardless of whether Families are experiencing deployment for the first time, the second time or another in a series of multiple deployments, OMK’s goal is to connect military children and youth with local resources in order to achieve a sense of community support and enhance their well-being.
In 2009, over 150,000 youth participated in experiences conducted by State OMK Teams in 49 states and the District of Columbia. 945 Community members representing over 43 national, state and local organizations worked together utilizing core OMK program elements like those in the left menu to help school age children and youth through the deployment of a loved one. Through OMK, Military Youth:
- Meet other youth who are also experiencing deployment
- Participate in a range of recreational, social & educational programs
- Gain leadership, organizational, and technical skills by participating in the Speak Out for Military Kids program or Mobile Technology Lab programs
- Receive assistance with school issues by connecting with Army Child, Youth & School Services School Liaisons — More on School Transition Support
- Attend single day, weekend or even longer residential camps
Through a network of National, State and Local Partners, Operation: Military Kids provides access to youth programs and support services where military children live. OMK Partners organize special events, provide transportation to military kids to sporting events or other extracurricular activities, and participate in the Hero Pack initiative.
Army Child, Youth & School Services programs are offered through Army Garrisons, National Guard Family State Program offices or Reserve Regional commands 4-H National Headquarters provides information to connect military youth to 4-H programs in their hometowns.
Find the Boys & Girls Club nearest to you and participate in wide array of program opportunities such as Keystone Clubs.
Schools can help create academic, social and emotional support networks for students Military Child Education Coalition provides professional development opportunities on working with military populations for school personnel and community members making them aware of the stressors that can be associated with a military deployment.
The American Legion has a variety of youth program options such as the “High School Oratorical Scholarship Program” for youth of all ages
The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) can assist military families with child care issues.
In addition, Operation: Military Kids, as part of the 4-H/Army Youth Development Project, is a vital part of supporting the Army Family Covenant, the Army Community Covenant and the Army Soldier Family Action Plan.