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Military children make up a very special part of our nation's population. Although young, these brave sons and daughters stand in steadfast support of their military parents. As they face circumstances unique to their lives—such as navigating multiple moves and schools to shouldering repeated deployments of a parent, these children are examples of resilience in the military community. To honor their unique contributions and sacrifices on behalf of our country, each April is designated the Month of the Military Child.

Operation Homefront's Military Children of the Year

Military Children - By the Numbers

  • 1.7 Million Total Force-Dependent Children Worldwide
  • 1.07 Million Active Duty Dependent Children Worldwide
  • Number and Ages of Active Duty Dependent Children Worldwide
  • 687,896 Guard/Reserve Dependent Children Worldwide
  • Numbers and Ages of Guard/Reserve Dependent Children Worldwide
  • 1.7 Million Total Force-Dependent Children Worldwide
  • 1.07 Million Active Duty Dependent Children Worldwide
  • Number and Ages of Active Duty Dependent Children Worldwide
  • 687,896 Guard/Reserve Dependent Children Worldwide
  • Numbers and Ages of Guard/Reserve Dependent Children Worldwide