The communications revolution—smartphones, the internet, social media and other technologies—has brought profound changes to every work environment. Nowhere is this truer than in the U.S. military. Constant access to work communications, coupled with intrusions on what once was considered off-duty hours, are blurring the lines between professional and personal time.

Consequently, many military members feel like they are always on duty. Recent studies have shown that this constant on-duty life may impact morale, perceptions of the military, and the physical health of military professionals.

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