Military Family Lifestyle Survey
The 2015 Military Family Lifestyle Survey is now available.
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.
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.
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.