Survey: Demands on troops, families ‘unsustainable’

Cmdr. Marvin Scott reunites with his family after an eight-month deployment during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station Oceana on July 12, 2016. The Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey released Dec. 7, 2016 found that family stability, time away from home and the impact on children have newly emerged as key stressors. Kayla King/U.S. Navy
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Cmdr. Marvin Scott reunites with his family after an eight-month deployment during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station Oceana on July 12, 2016. The Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey released Dec. 7, 2016 found that family stability, time away from home and the impact on children have newly emerged as key stressors. Kayla King/U.S. Navy
Cmdr. Marvin Scott reunites with his family after an eight-month deployment during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station Oceana on July 12, 2016. The Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey released Dec. 7, 2016 found that family stability, time away from home and the impact on children have newly emerged as key stressors. Kayla King/U.S. Navy
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Cmdr. Marvin Scott reunites with his family after an eight-month deployment during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station Oceana on July 12, 2016. The Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey released Dec. 7, 2016 found that family stability, time away from home and the impact on children have newly emerged as key stressors. Kayla King/U.S. Navy
Cmdr. Marvin Scott reunites with his family after an eight-month deployment during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station Oceana on July 12, 2016. The Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey released Dec. 7, 2016 found that family stability, time away from home and the impact on children have newly emerged as key stressors. Kayla King/U.S. Navy
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Cmdr. Marvin Scott reunites with his family after an eight-month deployment during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station Oceana on July 12, 2016. The Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey released Dec. 7, 2016 found that family stability, time away from home and the impact on children have newly emerged as key stressors. Kayla King/U.S. Navy
Cmdr. Marvin Scott reunites with his family after an eight-month deployment during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station Oceana on July 12, 2016. The Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey released Dec. 7, 2016 found that family stability, time away from home and the impact on children have newly emerged as key stressors. Kayla King/U.S. Navy
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Cmdr. Marvin Scott reunites with his family after an eight-month deployment during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station Oceana on July 12, 2016. The Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey released Dec. 7, 2016 found that family stability, time away from home and the impact on children have newly emerged as key stressors. Kayla King/U.S. Navy
Cmdr. Marvin Scott reunites with his family after an eight-month deployment during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station Oceana on July 12, 2016. The Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey released Dec. 7, 2016 found that family stability, time away from home and the impact on children have newly emerged as key stressors. Kayla King/U.S. Navy
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Cmdr. Marvin Scott reunites with his family after an eight-month deployment during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station Oceana on July 12, 2016. The Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey released Dec. 7, 2016 found that family stability, time away from home and the impact on children have newly emerged as key stressors. Kayla King/U.S. Navy
Cmdr. Marvin Scott reunites with his family after an eight-month deployment during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station Oceana on July 12, 2016. The Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey released Dec. 7, 2016 found that family stability, time away from home and the impact on children have newly emerged as key stressors. Kayla King/U.S. Navy
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Cmdr. Marvin Scott reunites with his family after an eight-month deployment during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station Oceana on July 12, 2016. The Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey released Dec. 7, 2016 found that family stability, time away from home and the impact on children have newly emerged as key stressors. Kayla King/U.S. Navy

Survey: Demands on troops, families ‘unsustainable’

by: Dianna Cahn | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: December 09, 2016

Financial issues remain the top priority for military members and their families, but high operational tempo, increased time away from home and the impact on families have grown into key concerns — highlighting the changing nature of the U.S. military and the fight it faces, according to a survey released Wednesday.

The Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey involved 8,390 active duty servicemembers, family members and veterans. It found that while military pay, benefits and retirement continue to rank as the top stressors, family stability, time away from home and the impact on children have newly emerged as key issues.

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