National survey of military families reveals military families volunteer at higher rate than general public
Saturday, May 26, 2012
The Blue Star Families’ annual survey of more than 4,000 military families revealed that military families are engaged in civic and volunteer service at a significantly higher rate than the general population and that most support an all-volunteer force. Among military families, 81 percent of respondents had volunteered in the last year. Among the general population, the rate of volunteerism is 26.8 percent (1). Impressively, ten percent of survey respondents volunteered over thirty hours a month. The 2012 survey also revealed that military families vote at higher rates than the general population. Eighty-nine percent of survey respondents reported they are registered to vote and 82 percent report voting in the last Presidential election. …
Request a certificate of appreciation for your child
April is a special time set aside for us as a nation to recognize our military children as we honor them throughout the Month of the Military Child. They are just as deserving of the adoration that we give their parents in uniform as they serve side by side with their family. Blue Star Families and Operation Appreciation would like to provide all of our military families and service members the opportunity to recognize their outstanding military children through our Outstanding Military Child/Teen Award Certificates. Service members are often recognized with certificates and medals for their outstanding service, and we at Blue Star Families would like to provide the opportunity for the outstanding military children in our lives to receive …
Have something to say about military life … AWESOME because they want to hear it!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
If you only take one survey this year… …it should be this one. For the last few years Blue Star Families has conducted a survey of military family members in order to identify needs, wants, strengths, weaknesses and whatnot. These survey findings go directly to decision-makers and have influenced national policies regarding military families in ways that are nothing short of mind-boggling. The survey takes only a few minutes to complete, I promise. I’ve already taken it myself. So spend a few minutes letting the powers-that-be know about your life instead of, oh I dunno, stalking your high school friends on Facebook. It’s time for the annual survey. The one where you tell us about op-tempo, healthcare, childcare, education, career stuff, …