|By Amanda Rodriguez, Installation Management Command
SAN ANTONIO — April has marked the Month of the Military Child as a time
to focus national attention on the youngest members of the military
community since 1986.
This year’s theme, “Proud, Ready & Resilient,” highlights military
children’s unique lifestyle and their ability to succeed despite
frequent relocations, reintegration, deployments, loss and/or care for a
The U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) serves Soldiers
and Families around the globe.
Charged with the care of approximately 53,000 children in Child
Development Centers and 45,216 youth in School-Age Services programs
worldwide, IMCOM recognizes the resiliency of the Army community’s
youngest members by putting a spotlight on these extraordinary
individuals throughout the month of April.
“IMCOM is committed to ensuring Families continuously receive a
combination of programs and resources at appropriate times and venues
that provide nurturing, resilient environments where Families thrive,”
said Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, IMCOM commanding general.
Around installations across the Army, garrison leaders will celebrate
military children’s contributions and recognize their sacrifices through
teen lock-ins, youth bike rodeos, children book fairs,
parades and other community events.
“The Month of the Military Child affirms the Army’s commitment to
military children,” he said.
“For IMCOM, that means recognizing their critical role and continuing to
offer the best possible education, child care and youth services
commensurate with their Families’ service and sacrifice.”
“People are at the heart of what we do, and during the Month of the
Military Child, I hope military communities everywhere will join IMCOM
in recognizing the accomplishments of our amazing young people,”
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