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Kansas Operation Military Kids


omkKansas Operation Military Kids (OMK) is a program of K-State Research and Extension, supporting community networks and educational opportunities for military-connected youth and their families. Whether the family has a loved one who is active military or reserve component, OMK provides a variety of programs from summer camps, community awareness campaigns, mobile tech lab use, military culture trainings to speak out for military kids through hub communities. Kansas OMK also generates opportunities for new research studies. For example, a current study on the work life quality of military social services contractors resulted from the long-standing affiliations that National Guard and Reserve contractors have had with the state OMK team and local projects.




Phone: 785-532-7720

Ann Domsch, Coordinator, 785-532-2276, adomsch@ksu.edu

Diane Mack, Co-Director, 785-532-2278, dmack@ksu.edu

Elaine Johannes, Co-Director, 785-532-2270, ejohanne@ksu.edu


Kansas Operation: Military Kids

Program Partners:

Kansas Air National Guard; Kansas Army National Guard; Kansas Army Reserves; Kansas American Legion; Kansas Boys and Girls Club; Kansas District School Liaison Officers (serving 20 school districts); Community Readiness Consultants; Army OneSource; The Kansas Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (KACCRRA); Kansas 4-H

Institutional Impact Area(s):

K-State School of Family Studies and Human Services; K-State Meadowlark Extension District; K-State River Valley Extension District; K-State Ft. Riley Extension; Leavenworth County Extension


Children of military parents


Children, Youth, and Family (non-school related); Cultural Institutions and Programs; College of Human Ecology; K-State Research and Extension;