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Military Family Support

The Defense Department joins the nation in honoring the commitment, sacrifices and contributions families of service members make every day in support of the military and the nation.

"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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Military Families by the Numbers November 2015

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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