New Army Program Helps Some Reserve Soldiers Find Child Care

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The Army has launched a program in two locations to help reserve members find child care services and help ease the burden of searching for qualified, licensed providers. Service officials said Thursday that Army Reserve members in West Liberty, Iowa, and Clay County, Missouri, would now have access to WeeCare Company, a child care matching […]

Military in Alaska Struggles With ‘Constant Strain’ of Child Care Shortage

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The U.S. military is struggling to provide child care to its service members in Alaska, which is directly affecting operations and putting a strain on those serving in uniform. Alaska child care providers have reported that the system statewide is in crisis, with long waitlists, low wages and high enrollment costs. While most of the child care challenges facing […]

Absences, Illnesses and Perseverance: Here Are the Military Child of the Year Honorees

Operation Homefront's Military Child of the Year award recipients

They’ve endured frequent moves, long separations from one — or both — parents, had their lives upended by a global pandemic and, in at least two cases, battled potentially life-threatening illnesses. Yet during a trip to Washington, D.C., last week to be honored as Operation Homefront’s Military Child of the Year, seven young military dependents […]