They serve too! Yokota Exchange celebrates Month of the Military Child in April

They serve too! Yokota Exchange celebrates Month of the Military Child in April

by Vincent Lesesne
AAFES Yokota Exchange

Yokota Air Base – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is committed to making life better for the Yokota community—including our youngest heroes. The Exchange is celebrating the Month of the Military Child with activities, games and giveaways throughout April.

“Military children are often likened to dandelions because they blossom wherever they land,” said Yokota Exchange General Manager Julia Woods.. “The Exchange honors and celebrates the resiliency of Yokota children with Month of the Military Child activities.”

Protecting the Yokota community remains the Exchange’s No. 1 priority, and the Main Store is ensuring a safe, sanitized and secure environment for shoppers of all ages. Yokota children are also invited to safely participate in virtual Exchange events throughout April at

Yokota children 17 and younger can receive a free limited edition collectible iron-on Military Brat Patch at the Yokota Main Exchange, a coupon for a free treat at Yokota Exchange restaurants, and limited edition Military Brat Custom Coins and Military Brat Dog Tags while supplies last at the Yokota Main Exchange. The Yokota Main Exchange also has 3 weekend events lined up. A Disney Themed Costume Contest on April 10th, A Nerf Event on April 17th & a Scavenger Hunt on April 24th.This is the fourth yea the Army and Air Force Exchange Service has partnered with Vanguard to create a unique patch to honor military kids’ resiliency!
The Exchange is also giving away more than 70 prizes in 16 worldwide sweepstakes, including more than $8,000 in Exchange gift cards and the hottest games and toys. Authorized shoppers 18 and older can visit to enter.

Kids can also take part in four virtual contests at There will be four winners in each of the following activities:

  • Disney Princess coloring contest April 2 through April 8
  • Family Game Night picture contest April 9 through April 15
  • Nerf Target contest April 16 through April 22
  • Play-Doh sculpting contest April 23 through April 29

Yokota families can find details on all Month of the Military Child events—as well as coloring pages, themed recipes, video drawing lessons from Disney pros and more—by visiting the Exchange’s community Hub at

“Military children serve too and make their parents’ missions possible,” Woods said. “The Exchange salutes our youngest Warriors.”

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