For Immediate Release

Contact: Nicole Matos
PR@MilitaryFamily.org
www.MilitaryFamily.org
703.931.6632

App for Military Families Puts Resources in the Palm of Your Hand

May 13, 2013

Military families are in need of a central repository of vetted information and resources, which prompted the National Military Family Association to launch the first mobile app of its kind, MyMilitaryLife. This mobile application offers military families a customized experience that guides users through different life paths by anticipating their needs and determining appropriate resources for them at a particular stage in military life.

MyMilitaryLife is comprised of 10 “Life Paths” that help families navigate the many adventures of military life and address key events a military family might experience during their career. With more than 10,000 official military and community support websites providing information for military families, it is often difficult to navigate which sites are supplying credible information. Families are left scouring the internet to try and piece together the best resources to support the next steps in their life. For the first time families have access to trusted information right at their fingertips, specifically identified for their current life challenges and goals.

While every family goes through challenges, the military lifestyle changes quickly and often with unexpected hurdles to overcome, making MyMilitaryLife a critical resource to have for every scenario. Below is an extended look at key features and Life Paths:

Life Paths

  • Having a Baby
  • Reintegration
  • Transitioning out of the military
  • Spouse Education
  • Spouse Employment
  • The Basics
  • Survivors
  • Deployment
  • Moving
  • Raising Kids

Features

  • Customized to-do lists
  • Tailored resources based on
    Service branch, location, and needs
  • Due date reminders
  • Push notifications
  • Emergency phone
    numbers for military families

“Military families shouldn’t have to struggle with finding information they need,” said Executive Director, Joyce Raezer. “MyMilitaryLife serves as a trusted “one stop shop” providing families with credible information, tailored to their specific situation. We’ve verified the resources and have put it into a format that eliminates the stressful search. Understanding our families are often “on the go” it is also important to ensure there is access anytime, anywhere.”

MyMilitaryLife is available through iTunes and Google Play, as well as our web portal. Take a look at our video for a quick demo of the app in action. This initiative is made possible thanks to the generosity of BAE Systems, Goldman Sachs Gives, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance, and additional support from Health Net Federal Services, Hummingbird Foundation, Magellan Health Services, and USAA. If you are interested in contributing to our mobile efforts, please donate here.

Click here for the MyMilitaryLife press kit.

About the National Military Family Association

Military families serve our country with pride, honor, and quiet dedication. The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening and protecting the families of the men and women currently serving, retired, wounded or fallen. We provide families of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA with information, work to get them the benefits they deserve, and offer programs that improve their lives. Our 44 years of service and accomplishments have made us a trusted resource for military families and the Nation's leaders. To learn more, visit www.MilitaryFamily.org.

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