On the subject of military life, the 2022 Military Family Lifestyle Survey highlighted the following statistics:
- The average military family moves three times more than their civilian peers.
- Most PCS moves occur during the summer months (June, July, and August).
- Over 70% of families do not live on a military installation and they do not feel a strong sense of belonging to their local community.
- Only 33% of active-duty respondents feel a sense of belonging to their local civilian community.
In response to these eye-opening statistics, Blue Star Families organized Welcome Week with the goal of reaching approximately 600,000 military families that move each year— aimed at building support and awareness, and working to cultivate a sense of community for military families across the globe.
Running provides a useful tool to nourish community, networking, and to anchor families into a new location all while gaining a sense of purpose and belonging. Our members gathered in full force with over 450 individuals participating in Blue Star events.
Thank you to all our members for your unwavering advocacy for military families. Stroller Warriors® Running Club continues to support our military families one run at a time. To find a Stroller Warriors chapter near you, please visit our website at https://www.strollerwarriors.com/ or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StrollerWarriors.