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NEWS | April 29, 2019

2019 Month of the Military Child

By Airman 1st Class Joshua R. Maund Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

A photo-series recognizing April as Month of the Military Child. Former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger first designated the month in 1986 to honor the sacrifices of the military family and to highlight the impact military service can have on children. According to a DOD study, the average child in a military family will change schools six to nine times during a school career. That's an average of three times more frequently than non-military families.