Top Problems Facing U.S. Military Families

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  1. major56

    major56 Active Member

  2. airtorn

    airtorn Moderator Staff Member

    The relocation issue is becoming a big one with my oldest son with him now being in high school and me being at the point in my career when I am getting moved a lot. I am now understanding why some hard chargers take their foot off the throttle at this point in their career.

    The employment stressor for spouses, yeah, it definitely sucks. Finding employment/managing a career as the trailing spouse is tough as my wife tries to find comparable jobs when we move.
     
  3. major56

    major56 Active Member

    The ongoing change in duty stations (caususing additional collaterals) was as well a key factor consideration to me separating after 12-years…
     
  4. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    IMHO, Army life is particularly brutal along these lines. I say this with all sympathy and respect.
     
  5. major56

    major56 Active Member

    I can only vouch for the Army and Marine Corps (relocations); all the same, I’m certain the Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard equally have their top stressors as well.
     
  6. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I can't speak for the others, but the Air Force isn't so bad. The worst thing I've seen since my retirement 20 years ago has been the raised tempo of deployments. Permanent Changes of Station aren't so bad, but those deployments eat up the members and their families. I'll be glad to see that tempo as we wind down our involvement in the ME.
     
  7. jhp

    jhp Member

    Regulars have it easy when it comes to relo.
     
  8. davefranco

    davefranco New Member

    During the deployment family members have a range of feelings and experiences, including worry or panic, Loneliness, sadness,Financial difficulties.
     
  9. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    Since I was a Reservist for 9 years the one that really hit me was deployment stress. I was almost activated several times (unit was on stand-by and it looked like we were going) plus when I was finishing AIT I was told I could be shipped to the Middle East during the Gulf War (1990/91).
     

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