Month of the Military Child

April 2018 — Brave Hearts, Resilient Souls

For over 30 years, the Department of Defense has recognized military children during the month of April. Because of their service, commitment and sacrifice to supporting the Army’s mission, it is important to honor and celebrate our military’s youngest heroes.

Month of the Military Child is an opportunity to remember children’s roles in strengthening the military Family. This year’s theme is Brave Hearts, Resilient Souls.

Young Lives, BIG Stories Contest

The 2018 Young Lives, BIG Stories contest runs April 1-30. Find out more about the contest and how to enter!

YLBS Contest Rules

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