NC 4-H Military Programs and Partnerships


Welcome to North Carolina Operation: Military Kids....

North Carolina 4-H is proud to support the more than 123,622 active duty, reserve and guard troops who call our state home. Particularly during this time of global deployment, these soldiers need to know that their families here at home are surrounded by supportive citizens, offering a cadre of services and resources to help ease the stress of pre-deployment, deployment and post-deployment. Approximately 109,375 military youth from the ages of 0 to 18 (17,220 Guard and Reserve and 85,898 Active Duty) call North Carolina home.

Several programs and partnerships are offered and managed through North Carolina 4-H both on installations/bases and in the geographically dispersed areas from which guard and reserve troops are deployed. Local Extension Centers have information and staff members ready to assist.


Creating awareness and understanding of the issues and stresses faced by military families and youth while building community partnerships to increase capacity for youth and families.


What is Operation: Military Kids (OMK)

Key elements of our program include:

Press Releases

Military Youth Honored at Wolfpack Baseball Game (2013)

NC OMK State Team Members 2014-15  (REVISIONS IN PROGRESS)


NC OMK Upcoming Events:

         2015 Calendar of Events


NC OMK Partner Events 

March 2015

- 10 March: Military Family Summit, Jane S. McKimmon Center, NCSU, Raleigh, NC (Governor’s Working Group Service Members, Veterans and Families)
- *13-15 March: Northeast District 4-H Teen Retreat, Beaufort County.  NC OMK workshop and Community Service Project for Military Families

April 2015

- *11 April: NCSU’s Science House & NC OMK “Science Day for Military Families”, Raleigh, NC
- 18 April: Raleigh Little Theatre & NC OMK “A Day at the Theatre” (5-14 year olds and parents). Raleigh, NC

May 2015

- *2 May: Air National Guard’s Kids on Guard Day. Charlotte, NC

June 2015

- 6 June: North Carolina Cooperative Extension Military Outreach "Red, White & Blue" 5K/1 Mile Walk/Fun Run Family Day. Raleigh, NC

- 22-26 June: Military Teen College Tour - NC State University.  

*Events/Activities marked are confirmed.  Others remain tentative.


NC OMK STATE TEAM Meeting Schedule

NC OMK Trainings:

OMK Reporting Forms: 

Request Assistance for Military Programs & Events:

Other Military Outreach Projects and Resources:

NC OMK Events, Activities, and Program Suggestions:

Celebration Months and Dates to Remember:

Training Resources and Materials:

NC OMK Gift Form:

Outstanding Support of Military Childern of North Carolina Recognition Program:

Camping Opportunities:

NC 4-H Military Clubs:

Military Youth Per County in North Carolina:

As of May 2012, there are a total of 109,375 military youth (0-18 years old) who call North Carolina home.  To learn how many military youth reside in your county select the link : All Branches

Partners of Operation Military Kids:

For more information about NC OMK please contact:
Dr. Harriett C. Edwards
Military Liaison


                 J. Scott Enroughty
                 Project Coordinator


NC OMK's NC Zoo Snooze PSA (30 sec)

NC OMK's NC Zoo Snooze PSA (60 sec)

NC OMK's NC Zoo Snooze PSA (90 sec)


National Operation: Military Kids (OMK) Website  

North Carolina OMK Page

North Carolina OMK Facebook Page  (REVISION UPDATES IN PROGRES)