Military Families

Pfc. Eugene L. Erickson

The family of a missing Korean War veteran finally gets to give him the homecoming he deserves, almost 64 years to the day after he disappeared.
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Destiny Flynn visits the grave of her husband, Marine Corps Special Operations Staff Sgt. Liam Flynn, with their daughter, 1-year-old Leilani, ahead of Memorial Day. Photo by Kevin O'Brien.

The widow of a Marine who died in a helicopter crash in March opens up about her loss and the importance of celebrating her husband’s life this Memorial Day.
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Military Child of the Year Award recipients stand with former professional athlete Jason Brown, center, before the award ceremony April 16, 2015 in Arlington, Va. From left are Zach Parsons, Caleb Parsons, Christopher-Raul Rodriguez, Brown, Cavan McIntyre-Brewer, Emily Kliewer, and Sarah Hesterman. DoD photo by EJ Hersom

Several military children were honored during the Military Child of the Year Awards Gala t the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Pentagon City here April 16.
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Shannon Coolbaugh (center) and her son Tobin, 3, try one of the workout stations with Jalessa Robinson (right) during Family, Fitness and Fun Day at the Cody Child Development Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. The event had a 1-mile course with various workout stations. Photo by Rachel Larue.

Keeping kids moving and eating right can be tough these days. Leading a healthy, active lifestyle is important for families. Get some tips on how to do it.
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A countdown display sits on a table at the Macri family’s home. The family will move a marble from one jar to the other each day to keep track of how many days until U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Macri returns home from deployment. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dylan Nuckolls/Released

Deployment and moving — well-known words to military children, but that doesn’t mean they won’t struggle with them. Get some tips to help them with the changes.
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