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WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2022

Blue Star Families Releases Groundbreaking Survey Results Highlighting Benefits of Service in Addition to Challenges and Recommendations to Create a More Equitable Military Service Experience

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Star Families (BSF), the nation’s largest non-profit dedicated to supporting military families and strengthening communities across the United States, today released the results of a new, comprehensive study highlighting the unique experiences, needs, and viewpoints of military service members, Veterans, and families of color. The study aims to build understanding and awareness around the progress and barriers facing military families of color, address gaps in knowledge, and provide insights that will help drive solutions to the issues military and Veteran families of color face. The report highlights findings from a 14-month study which included focus groups; new analysis of external military and Veteran-related data; and a nationwide survey of over 2,700 respondents tailored to address the unique experiences of military and Veteran families of color.

Spanning topics including the current military cultural environment, service career progression, relocation, transitioning veterans, education, finance, health, and more, the survey highlights challenges, as well as positive findings. Key challenges from the survey include:

Among active-duty service member respondents of colo

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