Month of the Military Child 2014

April is Month of the Military Child!

From deployments to new schools, military children are faced with unique challenges that ordinary youth their age do not experience. In an effort to recognize the hard work and applaud the courage of military children, the Department of Defense (DOD) has deemed April as the Month of the Military Child (MOMC). The Month of the Military Child Observance is an opportunity to thank children for their support and recognize the important role they play in contributing to the strength of the Army Family. MOMC also reaffirms the Army’s commitment to ensuring excellence in schools, childcare and youth services as well as providing a strong supportive environment where children can thrive.

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April 1- April 24: Young Lives, Big Stories Contest

Military children can win big prizes for telling their story.  

The contest has closed. Check back on May 23, 2014 for the winners.

Read more on the Young Lives, Big Stories Contest

Operation MegaPhone

Operation MegaPhone Worldwide Lock-in is an annual event designed to connect military youth across the world.

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Young Lives, Big Stories

Military Youth from the Army Teen Panel share their thoughts on deployments, communication, PCS and more.


On Youth Centers:
"There are so many programs, Keystone, PLAY, help using computers, and homework help..."


"There are so many people in your school and in the community that can relate to military issues"


On Staying in touch with other Military Youth: 
"When they move, which all military kids do, use three things- Social Media, SKYPE, and handwritten letters."


On Deployments:
"Although it was definitely the hardest time, it was the time when I grew the most."




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