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YMCA membership available for some military families

WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA is participating in a nationwide initiative to offer memberships to families of deployed military personnel.

The $31 million effort is part of the Armed Services YMCA and Department of Defense Outreach Initiative, according to a news release from the YMCA in Willmar.

As part of the initiative, community YMCAs across the nation will provide military families access to youth development, family strengthening, and health and well-being programs at nationwide.

Membership fees will be underwritten by the Department of Defense.

Military families eligible for YMCA memberships include:

- All interested families of joint deployed National Guard and Reserves of all military branches;

- Active duty independent duty station personnel and their families; and

- Relocated spouses and family members of deployed active duty personnel.

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