Military Family Lifestyle Survey

The 2015 Military Family Lifestyle Survey is now available.

Click here to download the 2015 Executive Summary
Click here to download the 2015 Comprehensive Report
Click here to download the 2015 Comprehensive Report infographic

The Blue Star Families Military Family Lifestyle Survey takes a comprehensive look at the current needs and priorities of military families and service members and identifies the key aspects of military life to effectively target resources, services, and programs that support the sustainability of the All-Volunteer Force. 

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Military families are much like their civilian neighbors. Many need dual incomes to meet their financial goals; are concerned about pay and benefits; worry about childcare and education; and want to establish roots and contribute to their community’s well-being. However, the unique demands of military service result in exceptional issues and challenges for service members and their families.


2015 Survey Infographic

                   2015 MFLS Executive Summary                          

This is the sixth iteration of the BSF Annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey, which has been conducted since 2009. Fielded in April-May 2015, the 2015 survey was designed by Blue Star Families in collaboration with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and analyzed by the Department of Research and Policy at Blue Star Families.  More than 6,200 military families, including active duty service members and veterans provided valuable insight regarding the true cost of sustaining the All-Volunteer Force. 



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