NEWS | May 3, 2017

JB Charleston celebrates Month of the Military Child

By Airman 1st Class Megan Munoz Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

The Joint Base Charleston Child Development Center has been celebrating Month of the Military Child throughout April. Military children can face adversity due to the essential and demanding career path of their parents. There are more than 1.8 million children nationwide with at least one parent serving in the military.

Deployments, permanent changes of station and new schools are a few challenges these children face. April was named Month of the Military Child by former Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger in 1989 to applaud military children for their daily sacrifices.