Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Sep 16, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), co-chair of the bi-partisan Congressional Military Family Caucus (CMFC) joined Blue Star Families at the release of their yearly Military Family Lifestyle Survey. The key concerns of military families identified from this year’s survey were transition from the service, military pay, and changes to retirement benefits.

“Every year, Blue Star Families’ Military Family Lifestyle Survey just gets better and better,” said Congressman Bishop. “Their survey helps us remember this one lesson—Military service is about people, and often, about how those individuals sacrifice in defense of our country. How we take care of those service members and their families will determine how the most professional all-volunteer force this world has ever seen will be sustained in the future.”

Blue Star Families was formed by a group of military spouses to create a platform where military family members can join with civilian communities and leaders to address the challenges of military life. Blue Star Families includes active duty, National Guard, Reserve, wounded, transitioning service members and their families from all ranks and services, as well as supportive veterans and civilians. The Blue Star Families Military Family Lifestyle Survey takes a proactive look at the current needs and priorities of military families and service members and what can be done to support them. The goal of the survey is to provide concrete data and information about prominent aspects of the military lifestyle so that decision-makers can make informed choices on their behalf. To learn more about Blue Star Families and the survey, please click here.