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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Donations Fuel Hope for Successful Season of Giving

October 28, 2016

MCLEAN, VA – After fretting over the best route to take to raise its lagging donations, the Our Military Kids train is starting to pick up speed, thanks to an…
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Lockheed Helps Military Kids Soar with STEM

October 24, 2016

By Judy McSpadden Lockheed Martin has given generously to Our Military Kids for many years – in fact, since OMK’s inception. Its recent donation, however, differs from most in that…
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After 12 Years, OMK Reduces Grants

October 21, 2016

McLean, VA – Members of the Our Military Kids Board of Directors took an unprecedented step at its September board meeting, voting to decrease OMK’s maximum grant amount per child…
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Guest Blog — Children’s Book Author Shares Ideas

October 18, 2016

[Our Military Kids welcomes this guest post by Bill Smith, author of the recently published Four A.M. December 25. Mr. Smith has been an educator and an elementary principal for…
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$1 Buys Lots of Chicken at KFC Stores 

October 5, 2016

MCLEAN, VA -- During the month of October,  scores of KFC restaurants are selling $40 coupon books for a dollar. Buying a book not only gets customers plenty of food…
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