Coast Guard kid navigates new summer experience

May 17, 2017

By Judy McSpadden Aahh, summer camp…swinging from a vine, hiking through pine-scented woods, singing around a crackling campfire. It’s no wonder that each year, more than 11 million American kids…
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Brunner Boys Grow from Military Kids to Military Cadets

May 1, 2017

  By Judy McSpadden Who would have thought that an after-school martial arts program would be the key factor in one student’s acceptance at West Point? Ryan Brunner had wanted…
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OMK star shows his stuff at “Salute to our Stars” benefit

April 25, 2017

One of the highlights of the recent benefit dinner hosted by Our Military Kids was the martial arts performance by OMK Star, Lusious Jayne, age 10. Weeks before the event,…
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OMK helps dancer follow her passion

April 7, 2017

By Judy McSpadden Many children use their grants from Our Military Kids to try something new. Alex, for example, is an OMK grant recipient, who began fencing to feel closer…
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New employees want good pay and CSR

April 3, 2017

By Judy McSpadden Millennials – now there’s a term batted around quite a bit these days. Also called “Gen Y” or “Gen Next,” they're the first generation of digital natives…
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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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