2014 April 15 Purple People for OMK

We’re Purpling Up at the Extension Building in Madison!  Left to right: Lisa Perkins, Ramona Gasper, Sandy Kallio, Dale Leidheiser, Mary Reines, Cindy Dushack and Sanchit Mulmuley

Purple Up at UW-Stevens Point

Extension colleagues Purple Up at meeting at UW-Stevens Point!

Wisconsin Operation: Military Kids builds partnerships to increase capacity for youth, families, and communities to support youth of Guard, Reserve, and Active Duty families.

Operation: Military Kids (OMK) is a nationwide initiative designated to provide support to the children and youth of families that are impacted by the Global War on Terrorism. This includes those served by Army installations, Air Force bases, and those children and youth who are geographically dispersed.

Building upon their ten year collaboration to support youth development programs, 4-H and its military partners are now placing special emphasis on the children and youth of National Guard and Reserve Soldiers.

Check out the Updates and News Page for the latest!

Upcoming Events


November: Month of the Military Family

The guidance counselor at Doudna Elementary School in Richland Center, Wisconsin invited students and staff to bring photos of family member who are service members/veterans.  The photos were scanned and are displayed on the wall as you enter the school.   The Veteran’s Ribbon is located on one of the walls in the school’s gym.



Veteran's Ribbons


Operation Homefront

is pleased to announce nominations are open for the

2014 Military Child of the Year® Award!  Here is a link to the file with the guidelines for this award:

  2014 Military Child of the Year Award Link


Here is How You Can DONATE to OMK!   Donation Info


Fall River is a 4K-12th Grade School located in Fall River, Wisconsin.  This year they had an all-school assembly for Veterans Day.  The tree you see in the picture was located just outside the school’s gym doors where everyone entered for the Veterans Day Assembly.  The POW table was set up in the gym.  It is pretty much what you would see at a formal military event.

table scene2tree collage

hand collage

A great big thank you to the Wisconsin Association of Legal Administrators for the $1000 donation to Wisconsin Operation Military Kids.

WALA $1000 Donation For OMK 2


A big Thank You  to the Hegg Happy Harvesters 4-H Club from Trempealeau County for the kind donation of items to fill our Hero Packs for Operation Military Kids.  We appreciate it very much!


RIO Go-Getters HERO Pack Event!  Check out this link: RIO HERO PACK DISTRIBUTION



The Army’s Month of the Military Child website is up and operating. The link is: http://www.armymwr.com/momc.aspx.

Working together we can have a strong impact on military families in our own backyard.

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