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Operation: Military Kids (OMK) is a national effort to support children of service members through a statewide network of community partners.

OMK Greens Workshop is Here!!

Join Operation: Military Kids on Thursday, December 4 from 6-8 pm at the Warwick National Guard Armory for a festive holiday tradition.  We will provide fresh cut greenery and all the trimmings, you provide the holiday spirit!  Guests will make holiday wreaths and centerpieces to beautify your home right through the New Year;  throw in(…)

Dive-in Movie at Naval Station Newport.

 DIVE- IN MOVIE!!! Come watch Toy Story with Woody, Buzz and all the other toys from Andy’s room while you paddle around the pool. Friday, November 7, starting at 6:45 at the John H. Chafee Fitness Center Pool Bring your swimsuits, towels, and blankets for seating…we’ve got the snacks covered! Floats and pool toys will(…)

Holiday For Heroes Event at the RI National Guard

  The Third Annual Holiday for Heroes event is coming!  Join the RI National Guard Family Programs for this festive event that brings over 700 visitors every year! Military families of every branch and component will enjoy face painting, refreshments, visiting with Santa, holiday crafts, live music and much, much more.  There is even an(…)

OMK Waivers List for 2014: Do we have to do that form again??

There are two forms required for kids to participate in Operation: Military Kids programs.  The first one is the OMK Event Registration Form2014. The OMK Event Registration Form has two pages. The first page is the one you fill out with all the information on the participating children, like name, age, allergies, etc.  This page(…)

Real Estate Help for Military Personnel

The Rhode Island Association of Realtors’ Troop Support Task Force has funds available for military personnel with housing-related needs. Those in need of immediate funds up to $500 to pay for rent, mortgage, electricity, maintenance and repairs, or other housing-related  needs, should contact the Rhode Island National Guard Family Assistance Center at 401-275-1242 or 401-275-1243. (…)

Family Assistance Center’s 2014 Brochure Published!

Get the new Family Assistance Center Brochure HERE! The Rhode Island Family Assistance Center is located at the Warwick Armory, 541 Airport Road, Warwick RI 02886, and is available to service members and their families of ALL branches and components.  You don’t have to be in the National Guard to use all the programs there. (…)

“Everyone Serves” Book Offered Free to Military Families!

  For the last five years a company called ProSocial has been privileged to be a part of a major philanthropic effort by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his company, Vulcan Productions.  As part of a landmark PBS series Mr. Allen became passionate about supporting our nation’s veterans and their families.  As a(…)

Mortgage Protection for Military Families!

Servicemembers, you have new mortgage protections in 2014 By Holly Petraeus It’s no secret that the housing crisis in recent years was particularly hard on military families. Servicemembers and their spouses at installations around the country, and even abroad, cited problems with mortgages as some of their most serious financial challenges. But now, the CFPB(…)

Military Academic Advancement Program!

The Department of Defense (DoD) has joined together with the Department of Agriculture and Kansas State University to provide quality distance education programs to service members, their spouses and children, and civilian professionals with the Military Academic Advancement Program (MAAP). Through this program, you can obtain an advanced degree in a number of areas and(…)

Read the latest Navy Fleet & Family Support Center Newsletter!

Naval Station Newport offers a wide range of services to Rhode Island’s military community.  Many folks are unaware that service members and their families from all branches and components are eligible to use the services of the Navy Fleet & Family Support Center on base.  They offer everything from career planning assistance to homebuyers’ workshops.(…)

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