Survey Reports + Guides

Military Spouse Credentialing Survey

For decades we have shared your frustration of maintaining a career as you follow your service member from one duty station to the next. Do you have experience moving your professional credential? See how your experience stacks up with a joint Department of Defense and Department of Treasury Report and a recent National Military Family Association survey.


What’s Important to You and Your Family?

Each season, the National Military Family Association is asked by Members of Congress and others about the critical challenges facing military families, about what’s working for them, and about what is important to them. To answer these questions, we routinely confer with families on military installations through our volunteer network, social media, emails, conferences and surveys. We conducted a web-based survey during February 2011 asking military families about their legislative priorities for the 112th Congress. Read the executive summary or click here to read the survey results.


PCS Survey for Moves Between 2008-2010

Moving is part of the military lifestyle. Relocation programs and the moving process have changed since 2008 and we asked you to share your experience with this updated process. The National Military Family Association survey solicited information about Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves between 2008 through 2010. Read the executive summary or click here to download the survey results.


Family Support Survey

Sometimes it seems like the best way to tackle an issue is to identify the problem and create a solution. That is exactly the approach the National Military Family Association took in our most recent survey of military families. We wanted to know what services military families use often, and if they considered certain family programs more useful than others. Read the article explaining the report or executive summary now. Click here to download the survey results.


Education & the Military Spouse: The Long Road to Success 

The National Military Family Association generated this report to be a resource, identifying education issues and barriers specific to military spouses. Click here to read the full report.


Cycles of Deployment Report

Since Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), or Operation New Dawn (OND) began, our service members have experienced deployments into combat zones, longer work hours, as well as intensive training schedules. The National Military Family Association conducted a survey about military family experiences as cycles of deployment, longer work hours and rigorous training programs continue. Access a full copy of the report including an analysis of the findings and our recommendations.


Serving the Home Front

An Analysis of Family Support from 9-11-01 through 3-31-04
Since September 11, 2001, when the Global War on Terrorism began, the operational tempo (OPTEMPO) of the uniformed services has increased dramatically. Military families have faced daunting challenges in maintaining a stable home life while supporting their service members engaged in the national defense mission. As service members have gone to war, so too have families and support providers. This report examines issues of concern to families and the availability of family support for both the active duty and reserve components and focuses on four main themes: communication, training, partnerships, and community support. Click here to access a full copy of the Serving the Home Front report.



Spouse Education Resource Guide - 4th Edition

This one-stop guide offers information on starting your education, available scholarships and grants, and the many opportunities that are accessible to spouses of members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service and National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. Click here to order your copy today.


How to Help Military and Veteran Families

How to Help Military and Veteran Families is a series of publications that offer valuable information to various audiences to help them assist and support members of the military, veterans and their families. Each issue provides evidence-based guidance on how a particular group can help, with short, practical suggestions and links that point to additional resources. Each issue has been carefully reviewed both by subject matter experts and military family support organizations. The series is the result of a joint effort between the Department of Defense and the Department of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University and the National Military Family Association. Download an issue today.



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