Kiggans, Jacobs Float Idea of Combining Housing and Childcare Facilities

May 21, 2024

Two House Armed Services Committee members representing defense communities have introduced a bill asking DOD to consider creating facilities that have family housing and childcare in the same building, according to a press release.

“Our men and women in uniform put their lives on the line for our country, and our military families serve alongside them,” Rep. Jen Kiggans (R-Va.) said. “We owe it to these families to ensure they are taken care of with basic necessities such as housing, healthcare and childcare. As a former Navy helicopter pilot, Navy spouse and now a Navy mom, I know how important it is for our military families to have access to consistent childcare.”

The bill she introduced with Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.) would ask the Pentagon to study the feasibility of building military family housing facilities with onsite childcare services.

“We need to continue thinking outside the box and pursue innovative solutions to improve the quality of life of our service members and military families,” Jacobs said.

Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Justin Todd

May 21, 2024

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