When is Purple Up Day? You Decide! Purple-Up Day is part of the month-long April celebration “Month of the Military Child” or “MoMC”. The color purple is used as a symbol of all the service branches, as their official colors combine to make purple. Schools, both public and Department of Defense, many organizations and even state governments celebrate MoMC, but the date they pick for “official” Purple-Up Day varies quite a bit. In 2020, we’ve seen dates ranging from April 13-18.
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For young adults, age 18-26, who grew up in military families and who have a disability or special health care need.
What’s the Military Young Adult CAFÉ?
It’s a unique, online community and community service that amplifies your voice, captures your stories and helps others! Your personal stories offer peer-to-peer support to youth and young adults with disabilities growing up in military families. Imagine, what would you like to tell your younger self?
Your stories can be used in other organizations, those that support military families and those supporting youth and young adults with disabilities. Personal stories are powerful, and your stories will make an impact.
The Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) is a program offered through TRICARE, the military health care system.
ECHO may help some military families who have a family member with special needs. ECHO focuses on integrated sets of services and supplies beyond those available through TRICARE programs. Services are intended to reduce the disabling effects of a beneficiary’s condition. ECHO is only available as a supplement to TRICARE programs. If services or supplies are available through a beneficiary’s TRICARE plan, they won’t be covered under ECHO.
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