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Some say that military children serve alongside their service member parent(s). We recognize the important role military children play in helping our soldiers achieve their mission by contributing to the strength of the military family. Specifically, we will look at the various programs the MHS has to improve the health and fitness of military children.


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Number of RSV Cases Increasing in Areas Across the U.S. 

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. CDC surveillance has shown an increase in RSV detections and RSV-associated emergency department visits and hospitalizations in multiple U.S. regions, with some regions nearing seasonal peak levels. Learn More about RSV


TRICARE Coverage

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Resources for Military Children

In support of military children, the DoD partners with outside organizations to address the needs of military families and children worldwide.

Military Kids Connect

Sesame Street for Military Families

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