Five & Thrive brings military leaders, community partners, and military families together to tackle the top five quality of life issues military families face: childcare, education, healthcare, housing, and spouse employment.

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What is the Military Community Quality-of-Life Experience (QX)?

Five & Thrive's Military Community Quality-of-Life Experience (or QX) is the positive outcome of a collaborative model made up of military leaders, community partners, and military-connected families who come together to find creative solutions to quality-of-life challenges.


Discover the ultimate support system for military families with our Thrive Guide, crafted by military spouses for military families. Join us in shaping its future by submitting your ideas, resources, and cover photo suggestions.


Embark on a journey through the heart of military life with our Spouse Spotlights. From those who keep the gears turning behind the scenes to those tackling challenges head-on, these stories illuminate the invaluable contributions of military spouses. Let their tales inspire and remind you of the extraordinary service within every military family.


From childcare to spouse employment, discover how community partnerships are revolutionizing support at local military installations. Join us in spreading these replicable solutions for the betterment of military communities everywhere.