Strong and proud - April marks Month of the Military Child
With every spring comes the chance to recognize military children, as April is Month of the Military Child. It’s a time to honor military-connected youth for all their service, commitment and sacrifice that, ultimately, supports Service members’ missions. This year’s theme is: Military Children and Youth: Standing Strong and Proud.
“It’s important to recognize these children,” said Kristen Acquah, Fort Belvoir School Liaison Officer with DFMWR.
“Military children should certainly be celebrated,” she said. “We want them all to know their efforts and ongoing resilience is a very important part of the military family,” she said. “They are integral to our sense of community.”
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“I’ve been working since I was 12,” Richard said during a PAO interview for this story. From delivering newspapers, and later as the circulation manager for the Courier Post newspaper in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, to cutting grass and helping dig graves at a cemetery as a ‘finishing man,’ Richard never seemed to bypass an opportunity. He recalled how his father always told him, “You want something? You’ve got to work for it.”
Military Families are quite familiar with PCS season, which is winding down. It's a military Family way of life: move in, meet some neighbors, find common interests, develop new friendships. For those Families that have just moved to Fort Belvoir, our housing community has a unique benefit waiting for to utilize: your village mayor.
With inflation affecting everything from gas prices to groceries to rent, some Soldiers and their families are finding it harder to get by on the budgets they’ve set and used before. Soldiers of all ranks can seek guidance, assistance, and advice through the Army’s Financial Readiness Program.
As Col. Joseph V. Messina took command of U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir on Tuesday, he asked those working for the garrison to stand up and be recognized. Earlier in the day, he had told one of his children that he had to remember to “write down all the important people’s names,” but he realized the important people are also staff members who were not mentioned by name.
Col. Joshua SeGraves, garrison commander, releases a young bald eagle back into the wild after it had been successfully nursed back to health, behind the Officers’ Club, Thursday. “Wow, that was phenomenal,” SeGraves said after lifting the carrier lid and feeling the massive bird take flight over the Potomac River.