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Spotlight

Taking Care of Our People

We recognize the service and sacrifice of our military and their families, and dedicate resources, services, policies and programs to support the more than 2 million uniformed service members and 2.6 million family members across the globe.

 
 

Message From the Secretary of Defense

Stories

By The Numbers

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FY20:4,711,778 DOD personnel and family members

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FY20:1,621,473 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

 

Key Priority: Economic Security

Service members and families are experiencing economic challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to increasingly competitive housing markets. Understanding that the economic security of every military family is critical to mission readiness, DOD is taking action, with departmentwide efforts underway to strengthen economic security in the force.

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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