- 80 percent of military spouses are women under the age of 35.
- Military families relocate 2.4 times more often than civilian families; on average, every 2-3 years.
- Service members are more likely to be married at a younger age and have young children at home compared to their civilian counterparts.
- In military families across America, more than 900,000 children experienced the deployment of one or both parents multiple times.
- Almost one third of military children are at high risk to function abnormally in social groups.
- In families with combat-related injuries, 68 percent report high distress in children.
- Since 2001, more than 2 million children have had a parent deployed at least once.
- Over the last decade, more than 10,200 children have suffered the loss of an immediate family member in a combat or non-combat related death.
- Only 5 percent of military spouses are men.
- Children in military families often experience disrupted relationships and education because of frequent moves and distress at home.
- 62 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan service men and women receive some form of mental health care after returning to the states.
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Sources: Livestrong, PRB, Comfort Crew, NCTSN