Air Education and Training Command News

  • Col. Byrd reads to Glenmore Elementary students

    Col. Lauren Byrd, 17th Medical Group commander, read to students at Glenmore Elementary, as part of San Angelo READS!, a community-wide literacy initiative, and Month of the Military Child, in San Angelo, Texas, April 7.

  • Month of the Military Child Proclamation signing

    The San Angelo City Council hosted Goodfellow and the San Angelo Independent School District leadership, for a proclamation signing in recognition of the Month of the Military Child, during a monthly City Council meeting here at the McNease Convention Center, April 6.

  • Celebrate military children in April, year round

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Each year, communities worldwide look to April as an important month for children who have one or both parents or guardians serving in uniform. Considered the military’s youngest heroes, in many ways children serve too. That’s why we honor them during the

  • 97 AMW Childcare providers step up to support parents

    Behind every military child is a service member who cares for them at home. When away from home, these parents play an important role in the nation’s defense and rely on others to care for their children. As many parents know, childcare is essential in enabling them to focus on their

  • Purple flags honor military children in an uncertain time

    A team of 10 youth and three adults went out from the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Youth Center April 16 planting purple flags around the base in honor of military children everywhere. April is the nationally recognized Month of the Military Child.

  • Month of the Military Child 2020: Purple Up! Day

    April is designated as Month of the Military Child; a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide, with an emphasis on the experience of the dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas.

  • Military child to AF leader

    From his cradle in a small village in western Germany to the position of the 81st Training Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Patrick Higby has learned the value of being a military child and the resources available to others who have grown up in the military life.

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