The 2013 Military Families Lifestyle Survey
Despite the drawdown of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the United States will continue to rely on an all-volunteer military for global stability and security for the foreseeable future. The Blue Star Families Military Family Lifestyle Survey takes a proactive look at the current needs and priorities of military families and service members and what can be done to support them. The goal of the survey is to provide concrete data and information about prominent aspects of the military lifestyle so that decision-makers can make informed choices on their behalf. After all, the first step in recognizing the unique and substantial contributions military families make to this nation’s security and collective strength is to understand their perspectives and experiences while serving.
Each year, Blue Star Families collects data and disseminates the results enabling stakeholders to address military families with a timely and relevant perspective. In doing so, decision-makers may be able to create targeted efforts for better reception, applicability, and successful outreach to military families in communities across the nation and around the world.
The 2013 Military Family Lifestyle Survey is the fourth annual survey conducted by Blue Star Families, and previous results have informed local and national policy, and have been referenced by civilian and military officials at all levels, including the White House and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Download the entire report here or read it below.
Download the Executive Summary here
Download the Survey Highlights here
Blue Star Families partnered with many of the country’s most respected military service organizations to distribute our survey online via partner websites, member newsletters, and through physical locations. We would like to thank our partners, who helped distribute the survey to their own readership and memberships.