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2016 Military Family Lifestyle Survey (Infographic)

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Blue Star Families recently released the results of their 2016 Military Family Lifestyle Survey

66% of Military Families indicating they are not always able to find the childcare they need.

61% of active duty service members and 59% of military spouses cite military pay and benefits as a top concern in 2016

Stress/ Worry

Uptempo Woes

72% of active duty and military spouse respondents indicated the current optempo exerts an unacceptable level of stress for a healthy work-life balance.


Nearly 40% of military spouses cite their own employment as a top five concern


37% of military couples reported experiencing relationship challenges in the past year related to worry over future deployments.

57% of Active Duty Military Families Say They Are Unlikely to Recommend Service to Their Own Children

For the complete findings of the survey, visit

The 2016 Blue Star Families’ Military Family Lifestyle Survey was done in collaboration with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. Funding for the 2016 Military Family Lifestyle Survey provided through the generosity of our presenting sponsor USAA and from the Lockheed Martin Corporation, UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans, Fisher House Foundation, Facebook, and the USO.