Spotlight on Nancy Alsheimer
President, Board of Governors 2000
Chairman, Board of Governors 2008
Nancy has been a Volunteer with the National Military Family Association since 1985. Her initial contact with the Association, in 1971, began a volunteer career that has led her down many paths. Serving as Membership Director her first year, Nancy was able to work on issues directly affecting military families. Since then her roles have been wide and varied; she has served as Treasurer, Representative Program Director, and Volunteer Services and Representatives Director, as well as being on several Finance and Government Relations committees. She also served as President in 2000 and Chairman in 2008.
Nancy is understandably proud of all the accomplishments made by the Association in recent years. In 2000, TRICARE and TRICARE for Life were initiated by the 106th Congress and signed into law in 2001. Also in 2000, the Association achieved a major victory with the overhaul of the healthcare system for military families and retirees. The Operation Purple® summer camps and the study the Association commissioned with the RAND Corporation, Children on the Homefront: the Experience of Children from Military Families, have gone a long way to help military children, especially since multiple deployments have become routine over the past several years. Nancy is well aware how important the Bill of Rights for military children is, now more than ever.
Community is very important to Nancy; the military community is like no other. No matter what is going on in the world and no matter how many deployments, a strong, stable community base is important. Although the times may have changed, the challenges have not. “One need all military families have, no matter what is going on in the world, is strong community support.”
Until military families are relieved of the weight of war, we hope you will continue to contribute to their wellbeing.
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