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Ready, Set, Go! from Operation Military Kids

Posted: May 3, 2011

We are all aware of the on-going War on Terrorism. We have all watched television reports, read newspaper articles, listened to the radio, or engaged in conversation about the topic. We are all conscious of the toll it has taken on the members of the armed forces who strive to do their duty to our country. But, have you ever thought of the toll it has taken on family members…husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, and especially children?

The face of military service has changed dramatically. The families of our service men and women face unique challenges—before, during, and after deployment. ‘Ready, Set, Go!’ offers an opportunity to explore military culture, the emotional cycle of deployment, homecoming and reunion, and offers practical information about military groups in your community, the military structure, and those bewildering acronyms!

There are a variety of local and national programs and services for military families—but awareness, access and utilization remains a challenge. 'Ready, Set, Go!’ provides an opportunity to learn about what’s out there, network, share best practices and build connections for more effective assistance to military families.

Join us on Thursday, June 9, 2011 , as we discuss how the face of military service has changed and the unique challenges before, during, and after deployment faced by our military families. We will explore military culture, the emotional cycle of deployment, return & reunion, and local and national programs/resources available. We will also examine the importance of and how to strengthen local support networks. 

Who Should Attend?

Community Service Agencies, Educators, Scout Leaders, Counselors, Faith-based Organizations, and Community Members

When:   June 09, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Embassy Suites, 550 Cherrington Parkway, Coraopolis, PA

To register or for more information, please contact:

Contact: Susan Smith, OMK Project Coordinator, PA 
Phone: 814-865-2264
E-mail: sjs52@psu.edu

The session is free and limited to 45 participants.