[caption id=“attachment_1864” align=“alignright” width=“200” caption=“NEW YORK – A little girl talks to her father, Sgt. Jeff Gerbier, motor transportation operator, 6th Communications Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, as he rides a bus with the rest of the returning Marines to their Brooklyn headquarters. The Marines returned from their Iraq deployment, Nov. 25 just before the Thanksgiving Day holiday. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Randall A. Clinton)”][/caption]
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.
Help us celebrate this important month by:
- Watching this video of First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden talk about the important role military children play in the armed forces community
- Read the blog post “With You All the Way” from Trevor Romain, whose DVD of the same name will soon be available to help kids cope with deployments and homecomings
- Check out photos from the Family Care Package stuffing party, hosted by Dr. Biden
Thank you to all of the military families and children whose support of our Troops makes this country so great!
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Oct 18, 2016
Making the Terminal Come Alive: USO’s Unique Approach at Sigonella Gives Deploying Service Members a Much-Needed Escape
With little space for a traditional center – and weary military travelers often spreading throughout the terminal for hours while waiting for training flights or deployments – the USO spread its services throughout the terminal at NAS Sigonella.