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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.

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

Stages of Life

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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Retinopathy of Prematurity, Important Focus for Military Eye Doctors

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6/23/2021
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Retinopathy of Prematurity is a little-known disease with big risks.

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Learn ways to support military children as they navigate the grieving process and begin to heal.

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NMRTU Everett pediatrician continues to provide patient-centered care

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NMRTU pediatrician cares for her patients, one child at a time.

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Based on data, MHS experts encourage vaccines for adolescents

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6/1/2021
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With the Pfizer vaccine approved for youth ages 12 to 15, MHS adolescents are lining up to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Adolescents ages 12 and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations

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Pfizer vaccine now authorized for children 12 and older.

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Military kids are resilient, but far from immune to pandemic effects

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Military children are known for being resilient to constant change, but COVID-19 has affected their mental health, too.

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Ten ways parents can help kids make good nutritional choices

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Nutrition is a key element of Total Force Fitness, but it’s just as important to encourage kids to make smart nutritional choices.

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Children’s well-being contributes immeasurably to force readiness

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The Defense Health Agency joins in celebrating military children during Month of the Military Child, observed in April, and always.

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Month of the Military Child 2021

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4/5/2021
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The Defense Health Agency supports military children from around the world during Month of the Military Child 2021.

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Defense Health Agency celebrating the mighty military child in April

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This April, the DHA will celebrate the mighty military child

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3/23/2021
Month of the Military Child social media graphic showing three teenagers including a girl wearing glasses and a green shirt, a girl wearing a black shirt and a green bow in her hair, and a boy wearing glasses in a red shirt. An orange military child logo is in the top right corner

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