1st SOW Commander signs MOMC proclamation

Children and family members from the Hurlburt Youth Center stand for the National Anthem during the Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation signing ceremony at the Youth Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 3, 2017. April is designated as the MOMC, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

Children and family members from the Hurlburt Youth Center stand for the National Anthem during the Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation signing ceremony at the Youth Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 3, 2017. April is designated as the MOMC, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

Boy Scouts of America Troop 509 present the colors during the Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation signing ceremony at the Youth Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 3, 2017. April is designated as the MOMC, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

Boy Scouts of America Troop 509 present the colors during the Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation signing ceremony at the Youth Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 3, 2017. April is designated as the MOMC, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

Amaya Edwards, the Youth Center’s Youth of the Year, reads the Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamations during a ceremony at the Youth Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 3, 2017. Child Abuse Prevention Month is an annual observance in the U.S. dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse. April has been designated Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States since 1983. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

Amaya Edwards, the Youth Center’s Youth of the Year, reads the Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamations during a ceremony at the Youth Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 3, 2017. Child Abuse Prevention Month is an annual observance in the U.S. dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse. April has been designated Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States since 1983. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

Col. Thomas Palenske, the commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing, signs the Month of the Military Child Proclamation during a ceremony at the Youth Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 3, 2017. Palenske and his wife, Jeryn, both signed proclamations for MOMC and Child Abuse Prevention Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

Col. Thomas Palenske, the commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing, signs the Month of the Military Child Proclamation during a ceremony at the Youth Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 3, 2017. Palenske and his wife, Jeryn, both signed proclamations for MOMC and Child Abuse Prevention Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

Jeryn Palenske, spouse of Col. Thomas Palenske, the commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing, signs the Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation during a ceremony at the Youth Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 3, 2017. Palenske and his wife, Jeryn, both signed proclamations for MOMC and Child Abuse Prevention Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

Jeryn Palenske, spouse of Col. Thomas Palenske, the commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing, signs the Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation during a ceremony at the Youth Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 3, 2017. Palenske and his wife, Jeryn, both signed proclamations for MOMC and Child Abuse Prevention Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

Col. Thomas Palenske, the commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing, gives remarks during a proclamation signing ceremony at the Youth Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 3, 2017. Palenske and his wife, Jeryn, both signed proclamations for Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

Col. Thomas Palenske, the commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing, gives remarks during a proclamation signing ceremony at the Youth Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 3, 2017. Palenske and his wife, Jeryn, both signed proclamations for Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- Col. Thomas Palenske, the commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing, and his wife, Jeryn, sign the Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamations during a ceremony at the Youth Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 3, 2017. April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community, and Child Abuse Prevention Month in the U.S. is dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse.