Honor Military Children in April

April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to celebrate our children and youth, and recognize the sacrifices and contributions they make to our military community.

Many active-duty, National Guard and reserve members have children. The average child in an active-duty family will move six to nine times during a school career, and all military kids experience deployments and other aspects of military life.

This lifestyle teaches children to be strong, resilient and to value service. In fact, children in military families are twice as likely as their civilian counterparts to join the military as adults.

During April, Military OneSource is highlighting services to assist military kids grow up healthy and strong. You can use our resources to help your children:

Contact your installation to learn about local events during the Month of the Military Child. For example, April 21 is Purple Up! Day, when people across the country will wear purple to show their support for military kids.

Rely on Military OneSource as a part of your network of support. We offer free parenting resources and concrete assistance to help military parents take care of themselves and their kids. Visit Military OneSource or call 800-342-9647 to make an appointment.

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