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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.

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.

2024 ASYMCA Oklahoma Community Campaign

Join us for the 2024 Community Campaign!

Exciting news! We’re launching our Community Fundraiser with renewed energy as we settle into our new space at USAG Ft Sill. Our theme this year is “Giving Hope for the Future,” symbolizing our commitment to empowering military families in Oklahoma.

Since 1861, the Armed Services YMCA of Oklahoma has been a pillar of support for our military community. With your help, we aim to raise $37,500 across Lawton/Ft Sill, Altus, Tinker, and Vance AFB Military Communities.

These funds will bolster our youth programs, extend services, and create new opportunities, ensuring every member of our community receives the support they need. Your contribution can make a real difference.

Thank you for joining us in our mission to strengthen Oklahoma’s military families. Together, we can inspire hope and create a brighter future.

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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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Soldier and his spouse are greeted by family with hugs at Christmas

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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A soldier and his daughter pack canned food into a brown bag at a food distribution event

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.