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Month of the Military Child

Summary: 
April is Month of the Military Child. First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden encourage all Americans to support our military children this month and all year long.

Supporting military families is a top Obama Administration priority. April is Month of the Military Child and gives the nation the opportunity to recognize the character, strength and sacrifices of America's military children as well as the role they play in the armed forces community. Today, there are 1.7 million American children and youth under 18-years-old with a parent serving in the military and approximately 900,000 children and youth with one or both parents deployed multiple times. Learn more about the Month of the Military Child here.

Watch a video of First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden talk about the important role military children play in the armed forces community:
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Trooper Sander is Deputy Director of Policy to the First Lady.