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"The United States is stronger and safer thanks to the millions of military family members who, in sacrificing cherished moments with their loved ones, selflessly afford us precious time with ours."

- President Barack Obama

"On this day and every day, we salute all those who have worn America's uniforms and the families who stand by them. Our homeland is stronger and safer because of these heroes." - President Barack Obama

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Month of the Military Family November 2015

Military Family Month - By the Numbers: More than 5 million Americans are part of today's military family; There are almost 2 million military children; One in four military spouses are unemployed and actively seeking work; Children of active-duty service members typically move six to nine times between kindergarten and high school graduation.


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