07 Dec '16, 10pm

Survey: Demands on troops, families ‘unsustainable’ https://t.co/bYEwoL6XdD

Survey: Demands on troops, families ‘unsustainable’ https://t.co/bYEwoL6XdD

Financial issues remain the top priority for military members and their families, but high operational tempo, increased time away from home and the impact on families have grown into key concerns — highlighting the changing nature of the U.S. military and the fight it faces, according to a survey released Wednesday. The Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey involved 8,390 active duty servicemembers, family members and veterans. It found that while military pay, benefits and retirement continue to rank as the top stressors, family stability, time away from home and the impact on children have newly emerged as key issues. The findings demonstrate far more than a shift of individual concerns, said Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO and founder of Blue Star Families. The group is named after the custom of military families hanging a service flag in a window with a bl...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/survey-demands-on-troops-families-...

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