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Month of the Military Child
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Ashley Johnson kisses her daughter

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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, exchanges greetings with youth.

TAPS Honors Survivors, Mentors at Annual Gala

Since 1994, when tragedy strikes a military family, TAPS has been there. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors has helped 70,000 surviving family members cope with the devastating loss of loved ones. Story | Flickr Album

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Military Children - By the Numbers

  • 1.7 Million Total Force-Dependent Children Worldwide
  • 1.07 Million Active Duty Dependent Children Worldwide
  • Number and Ages of Active Duty Dependent Children Worldwide
  • 687,896 Guard/Reserve Dependent Children Worldwide
  • Numbers and Ages of Guard/Reserve Dependent Children Worldwide
  • 1.7 Million Total Force-Dependent Children Worldwide
  • 1.07 Million Active Duty Dependent Children Worldwide
  • Number and Ages of Active Duty Dependent Children Worldwide
  • 687,896 Guard/Reserve Dependent Children Worldwide
  • Numbers and Ages of Guard/Reserve Dependent Children Worldwide

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Lily, daughter of Army Sgt. James Newby, grins as she poses for portraits with her father’s uniform items.

‘Military Brat:’ Do You Know Where the Term Comes From?

We’ve all heard the term “military brat” before. It pertains to those children who grew up in military families. “Brats” wear the name like a badge of honor, often because of the moves, stressors and cultural experiences that make them more resilient than their civilian counterparts. More

Military children make up a very special part of our nation's population. Although young, these brave sons and daughters stand in steadfast support of their military parents. To honor their unique contributions and sacrifices on behalf of our country, each April is designated the Month of the Military Child.

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Operation Homefront: Military Child of the Year