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PACAF celebrates Month of the Military Child

April is celebrated as the Month of the Military Child. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

April is celebrated as the Month of the Military Child. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- They never raised their right hands and pledged to defend their nation, but they still make sacrifices for their country.

The contributions of military children will be celebrated across the Defense Department as April is designated as Month of the Military Child, and the spirit of the event will be felt by military families throughout the Pacific.

Former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger established the commemoration in 1986.