Iowa 4-H Operation Military Kids
Operation: Military Kids (OMK) is the U.S. Army's collaborative effort with America's communities to support the children and youth impacted by deployment.
- provide training on the deployment cycle to public agencies, schools, community, and youth-serving organizations
- assist communities in developing locally based community support networks
provide educational, recreational, and social programs for military youth
- Speak Out for Military Kids – military and non-military teens trained to educate the public about the issues facing military kids
- Develop military kids’ communication skills to help them stay connected with deployed parents and strengthen their bond with their stay at home parent or guardian through use of the Mobile Technology Lab
- Develop programs/activities that are community based to support military families where they live.
The largest Iowa deployment since WWII will be sending 2,800 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team to Afghanistan. Nearly 30 public send-off ceremonies will be taking place across the state July 30-August 9. To learn more about the send-off ceremonies and for a complete list click here.
Counties Main Menu
- County Home
- About Us
- 4-H & Youth
- Agriculture & Environment
- Business & Community
- Families & Healthy Living