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Military Base Oppurtunies For Kids

Posted on: October 9, 2008

Being an active duty or retired child offers a range of activities and entertainment opportunities on military bases or installations. Many military installations offers social opportunities for children. Most installations have a Youth Center for children. The Youth Center or sometimes called Family Centers offer a wide variety of activities themselves, such as pool tables, ping pong tables and a variety of video games. The Centers also offer activities for the children such as field trips, dances or sometimes even a lock-in. It is a wonder place for youngsters to hang out with their friends and find a place to form new friendships.

Other opportunities for children are available for children as well. Most military installation have a library which host a story time hour and activities, a bowling alley and often times a movie theater. Sporting leagues are another excellent opportunity for military children and range from baseball, basketball, soccer, football and sometimes even hockey and bowling leagues. As with any sport, being part of a team or league is a wonderful opportunity for military youth to learn the value of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Some military installations may even offer volunteer opportunities for children. This of course is a wonderful opportunity for children to not only learn the value of volunteering, but also the opportunity to obtain many valuable skills. Some opportunities are even available for teenagers to obtain summer employment as well. These jobs are training opportunities for them to learn skills necessary to build a wonderful work ethic and may be just the beginning to open many doors to for military kids.

Don Rainwater has written many articles about life in the military especially life in the Marine Corps. If you are interested in cool Marine Corp merchandise, visit


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