FORT DETRICK, Md. — April is the Month of the Military Child, and Fort Detrick will host the Amazing Military Kids Festival to honor military children, as well as educate attendees about the importance of keeping children safe and healthy by providing resources and information to families.
Come out and celebrate with us during the festival, hosted by Family Morale Welfare and Recreation, April 29, from 4 to 7p.m. at the FMWR fields, located at 949 Sultan Drive. All Fort Detrick, Forest Glen Annex, and Balfour Beatty/Detrick Homes community members are welcome to participate in the festival.
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role more than 1.6 million military children play in the armed forces community. Sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, the Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the unique sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.
“While military members serve around the world, we often forget the challenges faced by their children,” said Kimberly Johnson-Moore, Chief of Fort Detrick’s Child and Youth Services. “Military families move on average every two to three years, impacting military children through changing schools and support networks.”
For more information about Month of the Military Child, visit: https://www.militarychild.org.
Media who are interested in viewing the display please contact the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Public Affairs Office at (301) 619-2018.