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NEWS | April 13, 2018

JBSA leaders sign Month of the Military Child proclamation

By Steve Elliott 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Joint Base San Antonio leaders from the Army, Air Force and Navy gathered in the Texas Room at the U.S. Army North Quadrangle on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston April 12 to sign the Joint Base San Antonio Proclamation for the Month of the Military Child.

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, commanding general, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army); Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, commander, Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command; and Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle, commander, 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio joined together with students, local educators and representatives from the Fort Sam Houston and Lackland Independent School Districts to recognize and honor the commitment, contributions and sacrifices children and youth make to the nation.

“Strong military children make for strong military families, and strong military families contribute to readiness and the success of our mission,” Buchanan said. “Thanks to all of our military children.”

“Being a child in a military family is tough,” McCormick-Boyle added. “Stand tall, learn new ideas and patterns of thinking.”

“You guys rock,” Pringle told the members of the Griffin family present at the ceremony. Five children from the family were there, with all of them in different FSHISD schools. “We can’t do enough to tell your story and talk about all the awesome things that you do.

“Moving is a rite of passage for the military child,” Pringle added. “Jumping into new schools, making new friends, are part of these great, wonderful things you do. Just know that you have all of us here to support you.”