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Month of the Military Child

Month of the Military Child is observed each April to honor and celebrate military children and youth for their service, commitment, and sacrifice in support of the Army's mission. The observance reiterates the Army’s commitment to provide quality care and positive youth development for a bright future. The April 2022 observance has the theme “Military Children and Youth: Standing Strong and Proud." 

2022 Month of the Military Child Proclamation (PDF)

Local Events and Activities

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MOMC Young Lives, BIG Stories Art Gallery

April 1 - 30

Showcasing the talents of our Military children.

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Operation Megaphone

April 29

Join this multi-service virtual platform for youth to connect with other youth across all Military services.


BEL_MOMC Calendar_Web.png Month of the Military Child (MOMC) Event Calendar (PDF)

*Please note: Select event attendance is limited to those enrolled within CYS programs.

Army-wide Activities and Events

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Young Lives, BIG Stories Contest 

 April 1 - 30

Youth participants: "What does it mean to you to be a military child or youth?"  Answer this question by sharing your story for the chance to win great prizes.

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2022 Virtual Military Teen Summit

Contest entry submission period | April 1 - 29

Summit | April 21 - 22 | 4:30 p.m. (EST)

Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) will host the 2022 Virtual Military Teen Summit. The summit will include guest speakers, key influencers, interactive activities and thought-provoking sessions on topics that matter to today’s youth.​​​​​​

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Purple Up!

April 4

In 2011, the University of New Hampshire 4-H started the “Purple Up! For Military Kids” initiative, which is now celebrated nationwide.


CYS Virtual College and Career Fair

April 28 | 12 - 5 p.m. and 6 - 11 p.m.

Prep for life after high school. Get ready to register for this great event!


Strong and Proud Story Frame

Tell us how you “Stand Strong and Proud” as a Military child or youth in pictures and/or words! If you share on Facebook or Twitter, be sure to use #ArmyMOMC2022

MOMC photo frame Download

How to insert your photo: 1. Open picture frame in Paint program. 2. Select "Past" drop down 3. Select "Past from select" 4. Select your photo then open 5. Position your photo to the middle of the frame and adjust to fit. 6. Save as a .jpg

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