Month of the Military Child

April 2019 — Military Kids Can!

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. In 2019, CYS celebrated "Military Kids Can!". The 2019 "Young Lives, BIG Stories" contest is closed, and winners will be announced soon.

Young Lives, BIG Stories Contest

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2019 YLBS Winners

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YLBS Contest Rules

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The 2019 contest has closed.