Hundreds of thousands of military families could find support and resources through proposed benefits in the 2019 defense spending bill.
Military families generally move every few years as their servicemember transfers to different duty stations, making it hard to build friendships or for spouses to find permanent employment. The Defense Department estimates there are 641,639 spouses of active-duty servicemembers.
The $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act that was passed by the House of Representatives last week includes several policies that could benefit spouses and families. The Senate is now marking up their version of the bill.
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