“Month of the Military Child”

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(U.S. Air Force photo staff Sgt. Amanda Grabiec)

During April’s Month of the Military Child, the Defense Department recognizes the support provided by and sacrifices made by military children, said Barbara Thompson, director of DOD’s office of family policy/children and youth. Since 1983, DOD has recognized military children for the support they provide to their families. There are now 1.9 million children in the military system. Military installations will celebrate the Month of the Military Child with activities such as parades, face painting, carnivals and other events that children enjoy. Activities information will be available at youth centers, child development centers, and family support centers.