Celebrate the Month of the Military Child with AAFES

Celebrate the Month of the Military Child with AAFES
April is the Month of the Military Child, with special events and activities for military children. (U.S. Navy/Molly Crawford)

An annual month of the military child program from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is creating something for military kids to look forward to.

A series of special military kid iron-on patches introduced by AAFES last year through a program are available at select locations. For a list of where the patches are still available, check the AAFES website

The exchange also is hosting a series of giveaways and contests in April 2022, with a sweepstakes and four virtual contests. Parents or guardians over age 18 can register online.

Related: Read more about Month of the Military Child

"Military children are often likened to dandelions, because they blossom wherever they land," Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby, the exchange's senior enlisted adviser, said in a release in 2021. "The Exchange honors and celebrates the resiliency of military children with Month of the Military Child activities."

The Exchange is also bringing back a popular free treat program. Kids can get a coupon for a treat including a free side item, fountain drink or dessert at participating Exchange restaurants from April 1 to 30. The coupons are available at the Exchange while supplies last. 

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