Annual Month of the Military Child Celebration

Help Orange County celebrate 5th Annual Month of the Military Child

Join us Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10 a.m .to 1 p.m. to honor and celebrate military connected children/youth as part of the 5th Annual Month of the Military Child at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos. This event features:

  • Crafts, games, and fun activities!
  • Complimentary lunch courtesy of New York Pizzeria, and desserts from American Legion Auxiliary Unit # 327 and Coco’s Pies.
  • Complimentary family pictures and free access to photo prints.
  • On-site services and resources for military families.
  • Giveaways, raffles, and prizes.
  • “Courage Coin” moment with professional photography.
  • Special video montage from military connected youth.

This is event is free. Please register early to secure your spot! A waiting list will be activated if needed. If you or your child(ren) have special dietary needs, please consider bringing picnic lunch.

Proper adult identification – a driver’s license or passport – is required to enter Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos.

Children are encouraged to wear the color purple. Military parents/family members are encouraged to wear their uniform (if able/allowed).

If you would like your child(ren) to receive a personalized congressional certificate, you must RSVP by April 5, 2019. Please ensure the correct spelling of your child(ren)’s name(s). We are unable to provide personalized certificates for RSVPs made after April 5.

Professional photographers will be on hand to take family portraits and pictures. Free photo download access will be emailed to you after the event.

The Month of the Military Child celebration will be held rain or shine! Outdoor activities will be moved indoors if needed.

Please not that chairs and seating will be limited due to the nature of the venue and activities planned.

This event is organized by Child Guidance Center’s Strong Families, Strong Children program and the Children and Families Working Group of the Orange County Veterans and Military Families Collaborative (OCVMFC), and hosted by The Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos.


General event questions: Contact Kelly Herbert at, or (714) 953-4455, ext. 611

Sponsorship/Underwriting: Contact Karen Francis at, or (714) 953-4455 ext. 626

Questions about Strong Families, Strong Children, the OCVMFC or services for military families? Contact: Mitzi Huff at, or (714) 953-4455, ext. 640

Click here to register for this event!

This article was based on information released by Strong Families, Strong Children.