How does your defense community rate when it comes to public education and license portability? A recent Air Force assessment provides comprehensive data by installation, information which officials say will be used in future basing decisions.

Recent findings from the U.S. Air Force’s Military Families Community Assessment called for more child care and recreational resources, as well as expanding educational and license reciprocity opportunities for military-connected families.

“The results of the assessment will now be one of several factors considered in future basing decisions and should incentivize community efforts to reduce educational and spousal employment challenges for military families,” according to the assessment overview.

The report noted that making changes to license portability and improving schools “will take time,” but by providing information on a local level, communities can make better informed decision in the future.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for communities and bases to work together and build on recent successes,” said Gen. Tim Ray, AFGSC Commander to DVIDS. “Airmen and family retention are competitive advantages for our command.”

The report is divided into three military-connected populations: active duty, reserve and national guard bases.

Read findings from the reports on ADC’s Knowledge Online for Defense Communities.

Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class JaNae Capuno