Former OMK Kid of the Year takes aim at sports TV

March 30, 2017

By Judy McSpadden Seven years ago, John Stefan Jenkins was one of the first Our Military Kids grant recipients to receive the title, “Our Military Kid of the Year.” At…
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OMK Highlights 2 of 11 Siblings

March 13, 2017

By Judy McSpadden We often read stories about people from different walks of life doing good works for others:  A soldier sacrifices for his country in a hazardous place. A…
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OMK Teen Surfs Toward Olympics

March 6, 2017

By Judy McSpadden Out of the 56,000 activity grants that Our Military Kids awarded over the last 12 years, a handful stand out because of the unusual nature of the…
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Donor brings sunshine to bleak OMK forecast

February 9, 2017

[caption id="attachment_1622" align="alignleft" width="240"] Al Nardslico[/caption] By Judy McSpadden Last October at Our Military Kids, low donations were foretelling a bleak winter. For the first time in 12 years, OMK…
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LIDS Foundation 2017 Tip the Hat Award

January 30, 2017

Our Military Kids is in the race for the LIDS Foundation Tip the Hat Contest, and we need your vote! The non-profit that collects the most votes by Feb. 12 will…
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Guest Blog – 5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Year

January 12, 2017

[caption id="attachment_1573" align="alignright" width="300"] Determined to stay fit and eat healthy this year? Guard Your Health, a health and wellness campaign for Army National Guard Soldiers and their families, is…
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Ortner Kids Flesh Out Definition of Military Kid

January 4, 2017

By Judy McSpadden Who are “military kids” anyway? [caption id="attachment_1528" align="alignright" width="470"] The Ortner family at send-off of 29th Infantry Division before its deployment to the Middle East. (Pictured from…
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Our Military Kids Looks Back on 2016

December 21, 2016

Our Military Kids has much to be thankful for as it looks back at 2016. Beyond conducting another very positive annual survey of grant families and its first-ever longitudinal survey,…
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Long-Term Survey Highlights Exceptional Kids

December 6, 2016

[The following story was inspired by survey responses from the Temple family, Our Military Kids grant recipients,who recently took OMK’s online survey of military families who received grants during the…
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OMK looks at the Season of Giving

November 18, 2016

By Judy McSpadden As we approach the holidays, the “Season of Giving,” someone will no doubt say something like: “Everyone’s so nice this time of year. Why can’t it be…
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