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When Everything Changes

The ASYMCA is there to ensure no military family is left behind.

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Our Mission

The Armed Services YMCA enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind, and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.

Our focus is to provide needed programs and services for single or married junior enlisted personnel and their family members. The Armed Services YMCA Oklahoma empowers military families, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships, and opportunities for all to learn, grow, and thrive.

What We Do for Our Military Community

Our programs empower young people, improve health and well-being, as well as provide support and inspire action in our communities today and every day. Explore our offerings below to discover new ways to connect to your purpose, potential, and each other.

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Browse programs exclusively tailored to meet the needs of military members and their families serving in the Altus, Lawton, and Fort Sill communities.

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Holiday Assistance

The Armed Services YMCA provides programs to help brighten the holidays and strengthen family connections to bolster resiliency in families struggling with the challenges of military life.

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CHILD Development & CAMP

The Armed Services YMCA Oklahoma offers early education and development opportunities for toddlers, camps and fitness programs for school-age children, and family bonding opportunities for all ages.

2023 ASYMCA Oklahoma Semi Annual Fundraiser

2023 Semi Annual Fundraiser The ASYMCA Oklahoma is kicking off this Semi-Annual Fundraiser with feelings of hope as we are seeing things return to normalcy. It has been a long, challenging year and a half, and we are all looking forward to the future. To celebrate this attitude of renewal, we have chosen "Giving Hope for the Future" as the theme for this year's Semi Annual fundraiser. The ASYMCA Oklahoma has always been a place of hope for those who step through our doors, and that has never been more apparent than now. We are asking you to help us finish this year by contributing to our Semi Annual fundraiser and to consider becoming a fundraiser yourself. Let's give the Oklahoma Military kids, families and community the support it Deserves.

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Armed Services YMCA Oklahoma operates programs and services to ease the burden of military families and single service members who are currently serving, with an emphasis on junior enlisted personnel. We work with installation leadership to ensure a network of support for military families stationed at Altus AFB and at Lawton/Fort Sill and the surrounding areas. This collaboration allows us to identify and address gaps in services that pose a hardship to service members and their families—hardships that can negatively affect mission readiness.

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Operation Little Learners

Operation Little Learners is an interactive education program that offers new parents and their children ages 2-5 an opportunity to learn and grow together.

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Operation Ride Home

Nationally sponsored by Jack Daniels, Operation Ride Home provides financial assistance to active duty junior enlisted military and their families to travel home for the holidays.

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Emergency Food Assistance

The Armed Services YMCA Oklahoma aids military families by providing food items in times of crisis, such as pandemics, natural disasters, or financial emergencies.

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Why It Matters


The number of times military children will be transferred by the 12th grade


The percentage of military families who feel isolated from their communities

7 in 10

The ratio of military parents struggling to access affordable, quality childcare.


The percentage of military children on free or reduced-price lunch programs.