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    “Army Brats” celebrated at Fort Drum Month of the Military Child event

    “Army Brats” celebrated at Fort Drum Month of the Military Child event

    Photo By Staff Sgt. James Avery | Children use Army blankets as 'sacks' during a race at the Fort Drum United Service...... read more read more

    FORT DRUM, NY, UNITED STATES

    04.10.2018

    Story by Capt. Ed Robles 

    1st Brigade Combat Team,10th Mountain Division (LI)

    Fort Drum, New York -- The 10th Mountain Division continued its “Month of the Military Child” activities by hosting over 200 Fort Drum children in a special recognition event Saturday at the United Service Organization at Fort Drum. The children toured the Fort Drum museum and participated in military themed activities which included a design-your-own military patch station, a push-up competition, a ruck sack competition, and a relay race.

    Col. Shane Morgan, Commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, spoke to the large crowd about the service and contributions of military children and then presented every child with a 4-H challenge coin.

    “It was my honor to represent our Commanding General and support the Jefferson County 4H club in recognizing our Army families, specifically our Army children...our ‘Army Brats’,” said Morgan.

    “These challenge coins are representative of who you are as military children and what you earn every single day,” he said. “Never forget, you’ve earned your ‘Army Brat’ status- a term of endearment and a true badge of honor,” said Morgan.

    Since 1986 the Department of Defense has declared April as the Month of the Military Child, honoring the children of service members.

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    Date Taken: 04.10.2018
    Date Posted: 04.10.2018 19:00
    Story ID: 272558
    Location: FORT DRUM, NY, US 

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