Kids’ smiles lit up soldier’s darkness

July 5, 2017

What does a soldier do when he finally retires, ready to decompress from a life of service, strain and sweat, but he finds he can’t sleep at night? What does…
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Our Military Kids Highlighted at Quicken Loans National

June 30, 2017

Potomac, Maryland -- Our Military Kids was named 2017 Military Charity of the Year by the Tiger Woods Foundation and Quicken Loans National Wednesday, during the QL National golf tournament’s…
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Tennis players “love” helping military kids

June 27, 2017

Serving for Heroes, the fifth annual USTA charity tennis open supporting Our Military Kids, happens, July 21-23, at the Lake Newport Tennis Facility in Reston, Virginia. It's too late to…
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OMK’s 1st Symposium Highlights Wounded Warrior Kids

June 19, 2017

By Judy McSpadden   We’re reticent to look through people’s windows. We might see something we don’t want to see, something that disrupts our equilibrium. When a child is involved,…
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Wounded warrior kids shoot for the summit

June 5, 2017

By Judy McSpadden Let’s play “Guess this Sport.” This sport was started by men in the late 1800s. It involves teamwork. It requires running, muscle strength, and flexibility. It requires…
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Symposium highlights children of wounded warriors

June 5, 2017

McLean, VA -- Our Military Kids will host its first-ever symposium highlighting children of wounded warriors, June 6, in Washington DC. “It’s a gathering whose time has come,” said Linda…
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Coast Guard kid navigates new summer experience

May 17, 2017

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 and adults attend…
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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 to…
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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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