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Month of the Military Child 2015

April is Month of the Military Child.

From deployments to new schools, military children are faced with unique challenges that ordinary youth their age never experience. Their ability to adapt to present and future changes deserves our respect and admiration. 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). It is a time to honor military youth for 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.

This year’s theme, “Their Lives, Their Stories” highlights the unique lifestyles, contributions and sacrifices military children make to our nation. Throughout the month of April, U.S. Army organizations worldwide (Active, Guard and Reserve) will hold a variety of fun and exciting events to officially recognize the resilience of our military children.

Month of the Military Child - Share & Win (April 1-30)  - Click to Learn How!
Check out the following features on different events and programs you can get involved this month and year round at your local Army garrison.

What is it like to be a surviving military child? We had a conversation with Elizabeth, read about it here.

Last year we launched the Young Lives, Big Stories Contest and we loved all of the responses so much that we are doing it again!

Congratulations to the winning entries from the 2015 Young Lives, Big Stories Contest! We received many exceptional entries this year - thank you all for participating!

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