Our Legacy, our Vision, our Mission, and WHY
What We Do
NMFA is the voice of military families because, for 45 years, we have proven that we stand behind service members, their spouses, and their children. Our Association is the “go to” source for Administration Officials, Members of Congress, and key decision makers when they want to understand the issues facing our families. They know we have “boots on the ground” with military families and understand better than anyone that “military families serve, too.” Through the support and programs we provide, and our respected voice on Capitol Hill, at the Pentagon and Veterans Administration, our Association always looks out for the families who stand behind the uniform and for those who serve. Learn More>>
In 1969, our Association was founded by a handful of military wives who wanted to make sure their widowed friends were properly taken care of. Two short years later, the Survivor Benefit Plan became law, and the Association has been hard at work ever since. A small, but determined, group of spouses around a kitchen table has expanded into a strong force of military families representing all ranks and Services. Our Historical Timeline 1969 to Present>>
By giving, you make it possible for us to make a difference in the lives of service members, spouses, and their children. Learn More>>
Want to help make the world a better place for our military families? Volunteer with us. Learn More>>
Join a community of individuals, corporations, and foundations who are helping us affect great change for military families’ quality of life. Learn More>>
Find out more about our valuable programs and resources for military families to include camps, scholarships and more. Learn More>>
Join Our Team
Are you looking for a job that is more than just a job? The National Military Family Association makes a difference in the lives of military families and we want you to be a part of it! The Association is a high-energy, fast paced, business casual work environment and we understand your family obligations. Does it sound like a fit for you? Call us at 703.931.6632 or fax 703.931.4600. Learn More>>
Our team is comprised mainly of military spouses and former military members. We walk the walk and talk the talk on a daily basis. We are subject matter experts in the area of military family needs, issues, and benefits.
Our Board of Advisors brings knowledge and experience essential to our ability to deliver high-quality programs and services to the families behind the uniform. Learn More>>
Our Board of Governors holds the ultimate responsibility for the oversight of governance, finances and strategic vision of our Association. They give their time, treasure and talents to ensure we do our best to support military families. Learn More>>
The people who work at our Association are key to the success of our advocacy. They’re military spouses, former service members, and even black belts, and they share one goal: supporting, empowering, and fighting for military families. Learn More>>
We've been around since 1969 and have been tirelessly advocating for military families since the Survivor Benefit came about. Learn More>>
Want to know the rules and regulations our organization follows? Learn More>>
Equal Employment Opportunity Policies
The National Military Family Association is committed to ensuring equal opportunity. Learn More>>
Code of Ethics
The National Military Family Association seeks to follow the highest ethical standards. Learn More>>
Our Association meets all 20 of the Better Business Bureau's standards for Charity Accountability. We hold an "A" rating from CharityWatch. We rank at the "Gold" level on the GuideStar Exchange. Proudly, we have worked hard to earn 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator for ten straight years.
The National Military Family Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Your donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
EIN/tax ID number: 52-0899384
Through our continued advocacy on behalf of military families, we have commanded respect throughout the military and civilian communities. You can feel confident in your donation, as we:
- Meet all 20 of the Better Business Bureau's standards for Charity Accountability
- Hold an "A" rating from CharityWatch
- Rank at the "Gold" level on the GuideStar Exchange
We can give your story a military family perspective. Our subject matter experts are available to speak on any military family related topic, including: TRICARE, military spouse education and its challenges, military spouse employment and licensure, military children’s issues, and how government decisions affect military families. Access our Press Kit>>
2015 Press Releases
February 25, 2015 —
NMFA Represents Family Concerns in a Hearing of the Senate Committee on Armed Services
Alexandria, VA — The National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to strengthen and protect military families, today told the Personnel Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee military families expect their careful consideration of proposals for military health care reform. NMFA Executive Director Joyce Wessel Raezer conveyed the...
February 11, 2015 —
NMFA Will Fight to Keep Families at the Forefront of Lawmakers’ Minds
Alexandria, VA — The National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to strengthen and protect military families, have released their legislative priorities for 2015 with one huge focus—sequestration.
“Our top priority is for leaders to end sequestration,” said Joyce Raezer, NMFA Executive Director. “Sequestration places a disproportionate burden on our Nation’s military and their...
February 11, 2015 —
Alexandria, VA—The National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to strengthen and protect military families, announced today a new collaboration with Webster University to offer military spouses exclusive access to its most preferred tuition rates. These most preferred rates can save military spouses between $100 and $400 per credit hour depending on their undergraduate, graduate, and online options.
“We are thrilled to be working with Webster University,” said Joyce Raezer, NMFA Executive...
Find out more about what we’re doing to support military families by reading recent press releases, or dig into the archives for a look at what you may have missed. Learn More>>
MyMilitaryLife Press Kit
Find out the facts about our mobile app; a must-have resource for military spouses. Learn More>>
If you would like more information about the National Military Family Association and the services we provide, please use the contact information below. Our Association does not provide financial assistance.
General Inquiries: Info@MilitaryFamily.org
Membership Inquiries: Membership@MilitaryFamily.org
Donation Inquiries: Donations@MilitaryFamily.org
Website Inquiries: Webmaster@MilitaryFamily.org
Press Inquiries: PR@MilitaryFamily.org
MyMilitaryLife App Inquiries: App@MyMilitaryLife.org
Operation Purple Inquiries: OPC@MilitaryFamily.org
Scholarship Inquiries: Scholarships@militaryfamily.org
National Military Family Association, Inc.
3601 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 425
Alexandria, VA 22304
Driving Directions to Our Headquarters
Driving Directions to 3601 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304:
Note: We’ve found that most GPS programs have a little trouble with our address. You will have better luck getting here if you enter the cross street next to our building: Cameron Parke Place.
You can reach our office from the Capital Beltway (I-495) by getting off at either the Telegraph Road or Eisenhower Connector exits. We are located about a mile between both exits.
- From the Telegraph Road exit (176B), follow the signs for Eisenhower Avenue West. Our office is located just past the Extended Stay Suites Hotel. Turn right at the light for Cameron Parke Place.
- From the Eisenhower Connector exit (Exit 174), turn right on Eisenhower Avenue and go one mile, turning left at the light for Cameron Parke Place.
The parking structure is located behind the building. Many of the spaces on the lower level are reserved, so you probably want to look for a space on the upper level. The sidewalk leading to the rear building entrance is located at the southeast corner of the parking structure. Our office is on the 4th floor, Suite 425.
Public Transportation Directions to 3601 Eisenhower Avenue:
Take the Yellow Line to the Eisenhower Avenue Metro stop.
Take the #7 Dash Bus (towards Landmark Mall), which goes west on Eisenhower. After passing Bluestone Road and the Extended Stay Suites hotel, get off at the stop in front of our building.
Take the Blue Line to the Van Dorn Street Metro stop.
Take the #7 Dash Bus (towards Jefferson St. and Fayette St.—Lee Center), which goes east on Eisenhower. Get off at the stop across the street from our office, right before the light for Cameron Parke Place.
Go to www.wmata.com for schedule information.