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Spotlight

Military Family Support

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.

 

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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

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