Spotlight

National Veterans and Military Families Month

November is National Veterans and Military Families Month. The Defense Department recognizes the service and sacrifice of our military families, and dedicates resources, services, policies and programs to support the more than 2 million uniformed service members and 2.6 million family members across the globe.

 

Stories

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DOD Looks at Ways to Improve Child Care Access

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Austin Looks to Alleviate Financial Harm the Pandemic Caused Military Families

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Military Teens & Mental Health: Here Are Resources That Can Help

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First Lady, Austin Applaud Military, Veterans’ Caregiving Kids in White House Event

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Defense Logistics Agency Ships Vaccines for Children Overseas

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Service members, their families and recently separated service members have 24/7 access to information and support anywhere in the world, at no cost.

The Military Crisis Line, part of the Veterans Crisis line, is a free, confidential resource that serves military members, their families and friends.

By The Numbers

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FY19:4,747,313 DOD personnel and
family members

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FY19:1,644,456 Military children

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Military families
move on average every 2 - 3 years

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Military children
will change schools 6 - 8 times

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1 in 4 Military spouses are
unemployed or actively
seeking work

Military Spouse Appreciation Month

The Defense Department recognizes the strength and contributions of our nearly 1 million military spouses and offers extra support and activities focused on real-world needs on Military Spouse Appreciation Day and throughout May - Military Spouse Appreciation Month.

Military OneSource serves as a hub of information with resources and events to help recognize military spouses for their contributions and resiliency.

To help mark Military Spouse Appreciation Month, one spouse shares Why Military Spouse Appreciation Matters.

Military Spouses

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965,113

Dual-Military Marriage

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6.8%

Active-Duty Members Married

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50.7%

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