Resource Discovery: Operation Military Kids

By Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD

In 2013, over 105,000 children and youth with a deployed parent participated in Operation: Military Kids (OMK).  This program involves a partnership between the Army and 4-H, as well as collaborations with other national, state, and local groups. Participation might include attending a camp for children who have a deployed parent, social events, or learning leadership skills.

Family readiness is a big part of a successful deployment for the military. A unique partnership with the 4-H helps bridge the gap for children of deployed service-members. Includes sound bites from Theresa Ferrari, Sonia Elviro and Mark Wilson. (Retrieved from: DVIDS,

This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.

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