Why is it important to observe the Month of the Military Child this month?

Master Sgt. Tracy Reagan-Ogas
NCOIC Military Justice

“Military children are an integral part of who we are. They endure what the active duty members go through, and their lives are changed each time we move. They should absolutely be honored!


Staff Sgt. Amanda Simonsen
647 CES

“Military kids have difficult times with the deployments and moves. They deserve to be recognized.”


Bart Nakamoto
Principal, Mokulele Elementary School, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam

“Every child needs to be recognized, but especially the military child. They go through a lot more because their families get deployed.”


Lt. Daniel O’Connor,
attached to Commander Task Force 74 (CTF74) – Det. A Bangor, deployed to COMPACFLT in support of Operation Tomodachi

“Military children need to be recognized because they are the ones left behind when we deploy and they need to know they are loved.”


Chief Cryptologic Technician (Technical) (SW) (AW) David Smith
Center for Information Dominance, Learning Site Hawaii

“It is important to give them recognition; they make sacrifices like anybody else in the military. Being here is like an overseas environment and there is a partnership with the school. At my child’s school, they have a military appreciation day for the grown-ups and the children benefit from it, too. It is one thing to be appreciated, it is another thing to be appreciative. I get so much out of giving to my children.”


(Provided by David D. Underwood Jr. and MC1 Katherine Brooks)

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