Arizona 4-H is part of a national effort to support military families by supporting 4-H clubs on military installations. 4-H works with U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy personnel to support youth and family programs on military installations in Arizona and around the world. Specifically, Arizona 4-H supports military personnel at Davis-Monthan AFB, Luke, AFB, Ft, Huachucha Army Base, and Yuma Proving Grounds. Arizona 4-H is also fortunate to have a special partnership overseas by supporting military families at the Yokota, Kadena and Misawa Air Force Bases in Japan, and Osan AFB in Korea.
In addition to wise use of public resources, these collaborations promote mission readiness for soldiers and airmen and military women. With the support of 4-H Extension professionals, military staff provide strong educational programs for children so that military men and women can pursue their critical, high-risk assignments knowing that their children are in safe and nurturing environments. 4-H clubs provide quality educational experiences using research-based curricula in photography, computer technology, arts, and citizenship for military youth ages 5 - 19.
The goal is for military youth to join a 4-H club and to be able to continue their 4-H work wherever they move when their parents are deployed. Extension provides resources and programs in a wide variety of subject areas that can benefit military staff as they serve their youth and families. Arizona 4-H has a state 4-H military liaison to coordinate Extension and military partnerships in the state and serve as a liaison for local installations, counties, and USDA. The liaisons also provide guidance and assistance in establishing 4-H clubs and programs on military installations. See 4-H Military Partnerships Website for more information.