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Military Family Appreciation Month

November is Military Family Appreciation MonthMilitary Family Appreciation Month is a time to honor the sacrifices of our Military Families. Army families of Active, Guard, Reserve, survivors, veterans, and retirees are giving back in a time of need and sustain and support the Soldiers who defend our Nation. Army Families are Army Strong.

What has the Army done?

Throughout November, Army Families serving around the world are being honored through a variety of observances and are being recognized for the commitment and contributions they make every day. Efforts to recognize the sacrifices of the Army Family by Active, Guard, and Reserve leaders are being joined and supported by DoD organizations to include the Army Air Force Exchange Service, Defense Commissary Agency, and others.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

Through Army Family Covenant commitments, the Army will continue to build trust and confidence that the Army cares for Soldiers and Families. At all levels, the Army will continue to recognize the continued support and sacrifices Army Families make every day, knowing that the strength of our Soldiers comes from the strength of their Families, and sustaining Soldiers is critical to sustaining an all-volunteer force. Through the commitments represented by the Army Family Covenant, the Army will continue to standardize and fund existing family programs and services, increase accessibility and quality of health care, improve Soldier and family housing, increase excellence in schools, youth services and child care, expand education and employment opportunities for Family members, and continue to provide Families a strong, supportive environment where they can thrive.

Why is it important to the Army?

Army Families are important as the strength of our Soldiers comes from the strength of their Families. They are a vital connection between Soldiers and the Army's ability to remain strong. All Army families, Active, Guard, Reserve, survivors, veterans and retirees are giving back in this time of need. With thousands of Soldiers deployed, recognizing the daily sacrifices made by Army families has never been more important.

During Military Family Month, we celebrate the exceptional contributions of our military families, and we reaffirm our commitments to these selfless individuals who exemplify the highest principles of our Nation.

- President Barack Obama,
2010 Presidential Proclamation - Military Family Month
Read the entire Presidential Proclamation

Join us in November as we celebrate Army Family Appreciation Month

The Army recognizes the commitment and ever-increasing sacrifices Army Families make every day during this era of persistent conflict. The Families are an integral source of strength for our Soldiers. The Nation and the Army are committed to the well-being of Soldiers and their Families and ensuring they remain strong, resilient and ready.

Contact your local Army Community Service Center or Family Programs office for information on celebrations in your area.

Military Family Appreciation Poster