The 2016 Blue Star Families Military Lifestyle Survey summary was released in January 2017. According to the survey, just over half of all military personnel are married, while 36 percent are married with children. Survey respondents indicated family quality of life is the top reason for leaving the service. When asked about their top concerns, 37.9 percent of military spouses site their employment as a major concern.

In accordance with Article VI, Section 1 of the Bylaws for the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission, and the Government in Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552b, the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission hereby gives notice of the Annual Meeting of the Commission.
The meeting agenda and Docket Book may be found at:, or requested by email to

CSG Midwest
The switch from military to civilian life holds many challenges, but a partnership of Midwestern states is hoping to ease this transition by using a service member’s military experience to increase postsecondary degree completion and streamline pathways for earning professional certification.
The Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit is coordinated by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, a nonprofit organization serving 13 states in the region.