About the Initiative
Most Americans are unaware of the daily stresses that military families face. The Initiative for Military Families aims to build awareness about the policies and programs that work in the hope that more individuals and organizations will champion the ideas and replicate them in their own states and communities.
Great Ideas for States
While the federal government funds and controls most policies and programs that affect the daily lives of military personnel and their families, many state policies affect military families as well. This list of “great ideas” is a collection of some of the best policies and practices that states have adopted to support military families and remove the obstacles that make their lives difficult.
What the Research Says
This section summarizes the latest academic research about military families and how they are affected by deployments, grief, loss and transition issues as well as the factors that contribute to their remarkable resilience.
This section contains the latest resources, reports, and tools for military families and their supporters, including blogs, surveys, testimony and more.
U.S. Military Demographics
The at-a-glance reference tables in this section show the numbers of active duty, Reserve, and National Guard troops as well as their demographics, including gender, race, location and more.