Moving to a new place every few years is an inevitable part of the military experience. While this can be stressful for even the most seasoned people in the forces, it can be even more distressing for children.
Children have had an especially rough time since March 2020. COVID-19 largely took away their schooling, in-person relationships with friends and fellow students, their teachers, extracurricular activities, and any semblance of a normal life.
Every time Airmen, retirees and military families shop the Yokota Exchange, they help make their community stronger. In 2018, Yokota Exchange shoppers generated $509,706.21 for vital on-installation community programs.
On April 25, many students across the country will not be in their classrooms. Instead they will be taking the opportunity to join their parents/guardians in the nationally recognized “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2019”.
According to the Department of Defense Education Activity, the average military child will move six to nine times during a school career—three times more often than children whose parents do not serve in the military.