Air Force Tech. Sgt. David LaPierre has been serving in the U.S. Armed Forces for more than 10 years, seven of which have been alongside an important figure in his life: his son.
Stories of fathers and sons serving in a military unit together are commonplace, as are stories of brothers, but rarely can the same be said about mothers and sons.
Readiness in the armed forces comprises many factors, but food insecurity impacts physical and mental health, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Military Community and Family Policy said.
Air Force Master Sgt. Namir G. Laureano grew up watching her mother's love and passion for family, community and soldiers. It was the selfless service of her mom that influenced Laureano to join the military.
Larissa Heslop achieved much success as a student-athlete playing soccer while attending Eastern Kentucky University. In addition to these successes, she also volunteers to help others.
Military Health System Toolkit
Virtual Conference Background
Age-appropriate resources to support military children ages 6-17 who are dealing with the unique psychological challenges of military life.
Children of active duty, National Guard and reserve families may be eligible for free membership to their local Boys & Girls Club.
Opportunities for youth to join 4-H clubs in their communities and participate in summer camps.
Education and activities for preschool aged children to help them cope with the challenges of military life.
Courses on positive parenting practices with tips for parent and child stress management and physical health promotion for children ages 0-18.
Through Military OneSource, access a nationally recognized caregiver database to search for hourly, flexible and on-demand child care.
Available through Military OneSource, the EFMP & Me online tool provides 24/7 access to resources for families with special needs and the providers and leaders who support them.
Source: 2019 Demographics Report
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.