USAREUR Family Support During Operation Joint Endeavor: Summary Report
Final rept. Apr 96-Jul 97
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The purpose of this report is to summarize the major findings from a joint Walter Reed Army Institute for Research and U.S. Army Research Institute study of the ability of USAREUR families to adapt to the stresses of Operation Joint Endeavor OJE in Bosnia and Hungary. The research which was conducted between April and June 1996 had two parts an intensive study of four USAREUR communities and a USAREUR-wide spouse survey. The findings and recommendations to USAREUR leaders and staff covered seven issues 1 spouse support for the mission, 2 the effect of OJE on families, 3 types of families which were a challenge for the service providers, 4 RR programs, 5 spouse-soldier communications, 6 Family Assistance Center Operations, and 7 spouse ratings of family service agencies. The findings suggest that overall, USAREUR did an excellent job of supporting its families. That is, although the deployment was unpopular and the stress levels were high, the spouses felt that the Army was doing what it could to support them.
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