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Military Child

I was not born into the military lifestyle; I came in with my mind already set on how I saw the world. I was a normal...

My Life of a Military Child

Ever since I’ve moved to Okinawa, my life has definitely been different. My life all the way until the point I’ve moved has been filled with...

OKINAWA, Japan (25 April 2013) – The concert choir performs during the 2013 Far East Honor Music Festival Concert April 19 at the Kubasaki High School auditorium located on MCB Camp Butler. The annual concert featured band, choir and string orchestra performances by 160 of the most accomplished student musicians from DoDEA Pacific’s 12 high schools. (DoDEA Pacific Photo by Public Affairs Specialist Lawrence Torres III/Released)

Top DoDEA Pacific musicians perform in annual extravaganza

OKINAWA, Japan — Emotions were stirred, tears flowed and music filled the air as 160 student musicians from all 12 DoDEA Pacific high schools put...

Military Child

I'm glad to be a military child because we get to live on a safe military base and only the military get to live on the base. The Military...

Being a Military Child

Some people think being a military child is bad. But to me, it is fun! I get to move and see new places. If it wasn't for being a military child,...

Marilyn Lea Hawks, 3rd grade teacher at Bechtel Elementary School in Okinawa, Japan, was recently selected as a state-level finalist in The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)—an honor awarded to the most distinguished math and science teachers in the U.S.

DODEA Pacific teachers become state-level finalists in National awards program

OKINAWA, Japan — Three Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific teachers were recently selected as state-level finalists in The...

In the shoes of a military child

Have you ever thought what it would be like to be in the shoes of a military child? There are many pros and cons to...

Thank you daddy for coming back home

My daddy works for the U.S. government. He is a Fly chief. My daddy just came back from his 6 year deployment. My dad was at Oman and Korea. He...

Master Sgt. Malik Franklin, 36th Munitions Squadron flight chief, listens to a seventh grader explain his science fair project at Andersen Middle School on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, April 4, 2013. The science fair showcased the students’ creativity and scientific knowledge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adarius Petty)

Andersen Middle School students demonstrate scientific knowledge

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam  --  Andersen Middle School named its top scientific minds April 17, following a school-wide science fair earlier...

Life as a Military Child

Life as a military child is tough.
But I got used to it.
Watching my mom leave
And not come back until...

Be Strong

When father leaves it’s not fun.
Groups of soldiers board the planes.
I’ll cry that night
And wake up...

Military

Hi!  My name is Jazmyne.  My dad is in the military.   I am used to my dad being gone.  He’s deployed right now actually.  I don’t like having him...

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