Growing up in a family where one or both parents could be asked to leave, in service to their country, at a moment’s notice, can be hard. However, this is the predicament that military children find themselves in every day. “Military children deal with a lot of pressures,” said Jasmine Carroll, 4th Force Support Squadron youth program director. “Parents deploy, get different assignments and go overseas. Sometimes it is easy to overlook the sacrifices our youth make for their military sponsors.” To recognize these sacrifices, Seymour Johnson Air Force base held a Military Child Celebration Block party and is hosting other events in honor of the Month of the Military Child.

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Events are also being offered at other bases across the state, including:

Fort Bragg Children’s Fest on April 26

Camp Lejeune’s All American Family Night on April 28