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OTK Support Request Form

Do you know a military family Operation Top Knot (OTK) should be helping?

To receive Top Knot support, a military family must meet the following criteria: Have a deployed* parent or be an active duty military service woman AND be expecting a child or have a child under the age of two.

The OTK team focuses on serving expectant spouses of deployed service members and active duty female service members. (OTK occasionally makes exceptions to the eligibility above based on verifiable special circumstances.)

To submit a family for Operation Top Knot support, please complete the following form NO EARLIER THAN THREE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE BABY'S DUE DATE. Each blank on the form MUST be answered completely. Incomplete/too early nominations will be returned (the more complete the information provided, the better OTK Angels will be able to "shower" these expecting families with support).

All applicants must submit the following documentation for validation:

  • Note from doctor validating pregnancy and due date or other verifiable medical proof
  • For those who have already given birth – DD Form 1172 DEERS verification
  • For special circumstances – verifiable proof of any special circumstances submitted
  • Copy of military ID
  • Deployment Orders or other proof of current deployment

Please email the items above to You will not be eligible for this program until those items are received.


Please note: The OTK team is an all-volunteer group of Angels who donate baby items using their own funds and postage to support our military families. We do our best to fill any large needs (i.e. cribs, car seats, highchairs, etc) from our limited funds, so please list items the family is financially unable to acquire in the additional information section.


Once the application has been reviewed, the submitter and expectant mom will be contacted (OTK must have the expectant mother's approval in order for her to be listed for "showering"). If you have any questions, please contact us at