Here’s how to influence the way politicians think about military families


(Photo: 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Sgt. Aura Conejos)

By Team MOC

Now until May 19, Blue Star Families and Institute of Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University are running their annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey. For the 8th time, BSF is calling upon military families, active duty service members, and veterans to carve out a little time to take the survey. Why?

Because it is actually read and used on Capitol Hill.

And it’s read a lot of other places too. According to BSF’s website,  the survey is the “leading resource for policymakers, corporations, and nonprofits to understand the issues military families face.”

Last year’s survey gathered information from more than 8,000 individuals. The results keep a finger on the pulse of important topics to the military community– like spouse employment, mental health, and supports for military kids.

Find out more and take the survey here.

Editor’s note: If you’re in San Diego at the upcoming #MilspouseFest2017, be sure to stop by the Blue Star Families table.