17 February 2015

Our sincerest thanks to all in the OMK Family

OMK staff, Lewis and Connie,
We are so sorry to hear the news for OMK program. We are hoping that you and Connie will be on board for the new upcoming program, considering OMK wouldn’t have been successful if it wasn’t because of your effort and dedicated hard work.

We know that it took a great staff, support from the Florida Child and Youth program, 4-H organization and many others not mentioned. These organizations gave you the empowerment and support to keep going, you and Connie were like the back bone running OMK program specially the camps.
We knew we could always count on you guys, whether it was a paperwork that we needed, a question or just someone who to talk to. We know how much you all cared for our military kid’s well-being mind and soul.

We acknowledge it took many hours of planning and preparing for camps on your behalf while always ensuring safety and care of all campers. Meanwhile keeping your energy up to speed like teenagers…

Therefore we want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. My husband LTC Temple and I are truly grateful for the impact OMK have made in our Family. Our kids Eli and Corinna have grown spiritually and emotionally strong because of all the support received from the Florida National Guard Child and Youth program and OMK.

We are blessed to have had you guys in our lives and we hope you understand that OMK have made an impact that we will never forget, Not only to us but to thousands of children and youth in/out our state.

OMK will never be forgotten and the impact made will be cherished forever…

Thank You again,

The Temple Family,

LTC William, Nixsa, Eli and Corinna

04 November 2014

Applebee's sponsors Thank a Veteran


Click here to Thank a Veteran

This year, we're inviting you to tell the story of a Veteran, active service member or military family in need by describing their situation, including their service and what household item might make their everyday life a little easier or more comfortable. Applebee's will be doing what we can to say thanks by fulfilling some of those needs. This is the year the Thank You Movement becomes something more. Please join us.

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22 October 2014

USO presents “OPERATION THAT’S MY DRESS"


Jacksonville “OPERATION THAT’S MY DRESS" has come to you!

What: USO will host one of our premiere military appreciation programs – USO Operation That’s My Dress! In partnership with fashion designer Sherri Hill, the USO will provide 400 free gowns and dresses to teenage girls just in time for the homecoming and holiday seasons.

Date: November 16th
Time: 1:30pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Omni Hotel Downtown
245 Water Street
Jacksonville, Florida

Registration is required: Click here to register
Active duty military ID and a print-out of your email registration confirmation are required for entrance.

This one-day event will feature a private Fashion Show with professional models and Miss USA and Miss Teen USA state title-holders from across the country and entertainment by the USO Show Troupe from New York. A “Dress Expo” after the Fashion Show will include hair and makeup demonstrations, consultations with celebrity stylists and pageant contestants and jewelry and makeup giveaways. Register below for this great day of fashion and beauty.

Following the Fashion Show will be a Dress Expo that will include hair and makeup demonstrations, consultations with celebrity stylists and pageant contestants and jewelry and make up giveaways!

Homecoming Football Party
For parents and siblings not attending the Dress Expo, USO will host the Homecoming Football Party for siblings and parents of USO Operation That’s My Dress! participants. Join us for a telecast of an NFL Football game, our own special “tailgate” party, with wings, sliders and pizza provided by Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar. The party begins immediately following the Fashion Show and will feature special guests and giveaways for 100 lucky siblings. To register for the Homecoming Football Party, please contact otmd@usonyc.org

To Register for the Dress Expo, Click here

With questions, please email "otmd@usonyc.org"

03 September 2014

Florida Military OneSource Consultant coordinated Virtual Trainings

Please share with other providers, service and family members.

1. Employment: How to prepare a Master Resume
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10am and 2pm EST
2. ONLINE -Military Caregiver PEER Forum
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 1pm EST
3. Give Care. Take Care
Wednesday, September 17 at 11am EST
4. Using TRICARE For Life
Thursday: September 11 and September 25, 2014 1pm EST
5. TRICARE: Women's Health Emphasis
Thursday, October 16, 2014 1pm EST

Log onto Military OneSource for more information on these great webinar sessions.

Military Kids Connect

Military Kids Connect (MKC) is an online community for military children (ages 6-17 yr. old) that provides access to age-appropriate resources to support children dealing with the unique psychological challenges of military life. MKC offers informative activities, fun games, helpful videos, and an online community that can build and reinforce understanding, resilience, and coping skills in military children and their peers. The site has information by kids, tweens, teenagers, parents, caregivers and educators. The educator section has a variety of resources to include lesson plans by elementary, middle and high school.

Click here to access Military Kids Connect

03 July 2014

OMK Camp Cloverleaf 2014 Information Webinar Recording

Parents and Campers,
For those of you who were unable to join us last night, the link below will take you to an Adobe Connects Powerpoint Presentation that you can view at your own convenience. The session is about 45 minutes long. As always, please don't hesitate to email any other questions/concerns you may have in reference to OMK Camp Cloverleaf 2014 .

02 JUL 14 Camp Cloverleaf Information Webinar Session:
To view the recording, click the link below:
Webinar Recording