Do you know these fast facts about Military Children?

Military children hold up how many times they’ve moved.

Did you know the average military family moves three times more often than civilians? Military children have to adapt to changing location, friends and schools all in the blink of an eye. Approximately 2 million military children have experienced a parental deployment since 9/11. This is why the month of April is an important one for children who have one or both parents serving in uniform.

Military Child Fast Facts

  • There are currently 1.2 million military children of active duty members worldwide.
  • Nearly 80% of military children attend public schools throughout the United States.
  • There are nearly two million “total-force dependent children” including more than 900 thousand Army dependents, 400 thousand Air Force dependents, nearly 300 thousand Navy and approximately 118 thousand Marine dependents.

Celebrating the Month of the Military Child helps honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide.

Read our blog and find out how you can support military children this month!