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Children's Health

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.

TRICARE Coverage

Learn more about your child's health coverage on the TRICARE Website. Some hot topics include:

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 OneSource

Military OneSource is the 24/7 connection to information, answers and support to help military families reach their goals, overcome challenges and thrive. 

Sesame Street for Military Families

 

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