Airman 1st Class Isac Veers grew up in a military family, looking on as his father deployed many times over the course of 20 years. But now, father and son are deployed together, maintaining the flight lines at Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia.
When Army 1st Sgt. Charles M. King wrote a journal for his newborn son, Jordan, in 2006, neither he nor his fiancee, Dana Canedy, knew of the lasting effects it would have. Fifteen years later, their story of love, loss and legacy is being told on the big screen in "A Journal for Jordan."
Attracting young people to embrace education in STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — and sparking their interest in STEM careers, is critical to keeping the nation first in technology, a Defense Department official said.
While DOD Military Community and Family Policy experts acknowledge that challenges will always exist for military teens, there are programs and resources available to help them get through tough times.
It's time for the nation to recognize veterans' and military service members' caregiving children and give them the support they deserve, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden said in a White House Joining Forces event.
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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.
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