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HERO PACKS (Operation Military Kids) - Hero Packs serve as a tangible expression of support for Military Families from their communities and OMK Partners. Hero Packs are filled by non-military youth and community organizations with mementos and items designed to help keep military kids connected with their deployed parent. They are a way to hand-deliver a salute to military children and youth for their strength and sacrifices while parents are deployed.

HERO PACKS (Operation Military Kids) - Hero Packs serve as a tangible expression of support for Military Families from their communities and OMK Partners. Hero Packs are filled by non-military youth and community organizations with mementos and items designed to help keep military kids connected with their deployed parent. They are a way to hand-deliver a salute to military children and youth for their strength and sacrifices while parents are deployed.

Our Military Kids provides grants to your children so they can participate in extracurricular activities while a parent is deployed overseas. We cover all sports, fine arts, and tutoring programs up to $500 for up to 6 months of participation. Visit us at www.ourmilitarykids.org to apply, or call the office at (866) 691-6654.

grants to the children of National Guard and Military Reserve personnel who are currently deployed overseas, as well as the children of Wounded Warriors in all branches. The grants pay for participation in extracurricular activities and tutoring programs

Five books to help Young Children Deal with Deployment....I wish these were around when Ken deployed, I could have used the help with Maura & Kenny!!!!!

Five books to help Young Children Deal with Deployment.I wish these were around when Ken deployed, I could have used the help with Maura & Kenny!

Great tips from National Guard wife Ali Gibbs.

How to Cope When Deployment Means Missing Family Milestones

National Guard wife Ali Gibbs gives advice to military spouses faced with the added difficulty of handling big events and deployment.

SOMETHING TO HUG (My Pillow Partner): Sells personalized pillow cases for body pillows. www.operationwearehere.com/children.html

SOMETHING TO HUG (My Pillow Partner): Sells personalized pillow cases for body pillows.

Fun Ways to Track Parent Depoloyment

Check out these ideas for creating a "Deployment Wall" and including fun, lighthearted activities to get through deployment! This would be great to help kids get through it was well!

DADDY'S DEPLOYED is the only military book of its kind. It is a completely customized children's book for those with a parent deploying. The book features the name, gender, and physical attributes of, not only the child, but the parents as well! (Ages 0-10) (Also a version for deploying Mommy.) www.operationwearehere.com/childrenbooks.html

This is an awesome webiste for customizable books for families with children whose father's are being deployed. Share with anyone you know who has friends or family in the military!

Stuffed shirts Project: Help the Homeless. Fill a shirt with all the toiletries you would need if you were homeless.... to give out to others.

Not mine: Stuffed shirts Project: Help the Homeless. Fill a shirt with all the toiletries you would need if you were homeless. to give out to others.

List of books that would make perfect gifts this holiday season!

Check out these great books for military children, written to help them understand the many unique circumstances they face growing up. (My kids and I have read several of these books and they have helped.

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