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2013 State of The American Soldier

STATE OF THE AMERICAN SOLDIER -Brought to you by - "So live your life so the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their views, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or sign of salute when meet- ing or passing a stranger if in a lonely place. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself. Touch not the poisonous firewater that makes wise ones turn to fools and robs them of their visions. When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home." – Tecumseh TOP 10 MILITARY FRIENDLY CITIES SAN ANTONIO, TX 102 Military friendly employers 41 Military friendly schools 663 Veteran owned businesses 5-7% Unemployment rate OKLAHOMA CITY, OK HOUSTON, TX 107 Military friendly employers 26 Military friendly schools 250 Veteran owned businesses llnemplovment rate 319 Military friendly employers 35 Military friendly schools 600 Veteran owned businesses 6.0% Unemployment rate 4.6% OMAHA, NE 80 Military friendly employers 17 Military friendly schools 232 Veteran owned businesses 4.1% Unemployment rate DALLAS, TX 416 Military friendly employers 79 Military friendly schools 941 Veteran owned businesses 5.9% Unemployment rate ST. LOUIS, MO PHOENIX,AZ 226 Military friendly employers 58 Military friendly schools 694 Veteran owned businesses 6.7% Unemployment rate 200 Military friendly employers 58 Military friendly schools 5 Veteran owned businesses TULSA, OK 68 Military friendly employers 20 Military friendly schools 156 Veteran owned businesses 5.3% Unemployment rate 405 7.0% Unemployment rate BIRMINGHAM, AL ROCHESTER, NY 71 Military friendly employers 14 Military friendly schools 157 Veteran owned businesses 5.8% Unemployment rate 73 Military friendly employers 53 Military friendly schools 18 Veteran owned businesses 4.5% Unemployment rate MILITARY RELOCATION % OF MILITARY RELOCATIONS 2% MOVE WITHIN SAME STATE 5% MOVED ABROAD 5% DIFFERENT STATE 14% MOVE WITHIN SAME COUNTY 74% NON-MOVE SPOUSE AND FAMILY SATISFACTION WITH MILITARY LIFE ARE MAJOR FACTORS IN A SOLDIERS DECISION TO STAY OR SEPARATE FROM THE MILITARY. 676,000 More than the population of BOSTON! Active Duty Military wives in the U.S. Military wives and their families move every 2.9 years "56.6% of the Active Duty Force and 57.7% of the selected reserve have family responsibilities, defined as having "a spouse, one or more children and/or one or more adult dependents." -U.S. Army Community and Family Support Center On average Military wives are 35 years old and under. TOP 7 PLACES WHERE U.S. HAS ACTIVE DUTY SEAVICES KYRGYZSTAN 3,628 U.K. 9,317 AFGHANISTAN ITALY 68,000 10,922 KUWAIT U.S. ACTIVE 15,000 DUTY SOLDIERS SOUTH KOREA 28,500 JAPAN 50,937 GERMANY 47,761 Other: BAHRAIN SPAIN TURKEY BELGIUM CUBA QATAR 2,713 1,727 1,505 1,174 996 806 WOMEN IN THE MILITARY* TOTAL NUMBER OF WOMEN SEAVING IN THE MILITARY IS 214,098 (14.6 %) O DID YOU KNOW? COAST GUARD Women make up 6,790 about 20% of MARINE CORPS 15.7% AIR FORCE today's military. 13,677 6.8% 63,552 19.1% ARMY 76,694 NAVY 13.6% 53,385 16.4% DID YOU KNOW? O The total number of women veterans is 1,853,690 * Includes number and percent of branch MILITARY VETERANS The number of military veterans in the United States. 16 million veterans 21.5 MILLION FLORIDA 1.6 million veterans TEXAS CALIFORNIA 1.9 million veterans Please, thank a veteran of war whenever you have the opportunity. Thank them for your freedom, their service, and their sacrifice. • These 3 States had 1 million or more veterans in 2011. • Annual median income of veterans is $35,821. 3.5 million veterans have disabilities. MILITARY HOUSING 69% OF MILITARY FAMILIES 27.3% OF ALL AMERICANS own their own home own their own home Total Military Spending: Total Family Housing Spending: $683,700,000,000 $3,100,000,000 United States Military Housing Assistance Fund helps military families get free gift funds for closing costs on home purchases. Closing costs in America average range from $2,500-$,5000. With a free gift fund from, you can spend that money on vacation. BROUGHT TO YOU BY SOURCES: www.snili States_Military.htm;;;; CREATED BY Nilitary Housing Assistance Fund arraecreative

2013 State of The American Soldier

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0 comments - The 2013 State of The American Soldier looks at housing, family life, jobs, and more information about the current state of U.S. military men and women, veterans, and their spouses.




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