Our Legacy, our Vision, our Mission, and WHY

Military Families Silently Serve

What We Do

NMFA is the voice of military families because, for 46 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>>  

Our Story

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>>

Help Us

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By giving, you make it possible for us to make a difference in the lives of service members, spouses, and their children. Learn More>>

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Want to help make the world a better place for our military families? Volunteer with us. Learn More>>

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Join a community of individuals, corporations, and foundations who are helping us affect great change for military families’ quality of life. Learn More>>

Operation Purple Healing Adventure


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>>

Get Involved


Your $15 helps us protect military families and develop programs to support them.

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Make a difference in your military community. Advocate for military families.

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Be the voice for your community. Help strengthen military families.


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