Press Releases

2018

National Military Family Association and Elizabeth Dole Foundation Launch Initiative to Support Children of Military and Veteran Caregivers

July 11, 2018 — NMFA and Elizabeth Dole Foundation hosted a forum focused on the children of caregivers. Participants worked together to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by these children and produce a shared action plan that will serve as the basis for future programming and support.

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National Military Family Association Seeks Awesome Military Kids to Attend FREE Buddy Camp

May 31, 2018 — The National Military Family Association (NMFA), is accepting applications for children, ages 5 to 8, to attend Operation Purple Buddy Camp in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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National Military Family Association Looks to Award Thousands in Scholarships to Military Spouses

May 3, 2018 — NMFA scholarship applications are being accepted now through June 30, 2018 from military spouses seeking funding for education, career, and business goals.

National Military Family Association Event Highlights Issues Impacting Military Health Care

April 20, 2018 — NMFA's leadership event, Homefront Health Care: Charging Towards Victory for America’s Heroes and Their Families, focused on the latest issues impacting the nation’s military service members and their families.

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Corvias and National Military Family Association Combat Military Spouse Unemployment with Dedicated Funding

February 19, 2018 — The Corvias Foundation, in coordination with NMFA, has supported the career advancement and education of 56 military spouses through a $55,000 contribution over the course of three years.

2017

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National Military Family Association Receives $500,000 Grant to Improve Education for Military Children

November 28, 2017 — NMFA announced a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to elevate the voices of military families and provide them with tools to work for change in their schools, school districts and states.

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National Military Family Association Expands Program to Fund Spouse-Owned Businesses

May 10, 2017 — NMFA is accepting applications through June 30th for its military spouse scholarship, career, and business funding program.

2016

Wounded Warrior Project To Receive National Military Family Association Award at Annual Leadership Luncheon

October 11, 2016 — NMFA is honored to award the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) with the Lowell G. Daun Award at their 2016 Leadership Luncheon.

National Military Family Association Recognizes Two Champions of Military Families

October 11, 2016 — NMFA announced today the recipients of the 2016 Anna C. Chennault Award. Frank J. Hogan and Major General (Ret) Gil Meyer, were honored at NMFA’s annual Leadership Luncheon.

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National Military Family Association Expands Scholarship Program to Fund Spouse-Owned Businesses

September 30, 2016 — The National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to strengthen and protect military families, is now accepting applications for its Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship, Career, and Business Funds Program.

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Life Reimagined to Provide Support for Military Families Facing Life Transitions

March 22, 2016 — “Military spouses experience a number of transitions throughout their military life journey, and Life Reimagined is a great tool to help them discover what it is they really want to do,” said Joyce Wessel Raezer, Executive Director of NMFA.

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Operation Purple Camp Application Period Now Open

March 7, 2016 — Military Kids Coping With Deployments and Parents’ Injuries Get a Week of Healing With their Peers

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National Military Family Association Asks Nation’s Leaders to Help Military Families Where They Need it Most

March 2, 2016 — NMFA has announced their 2016 Legislative Priorities. Recently approved by NMFA’s Board of Governors, these priorities hone in on six key areas vital to strengthening and supporting our nation’s military families.

2015

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National Military Family Association Teams Up with Laurel & Wolf for Big Surprise

December 9, 2015 — NMFA was honored to partner with virtual interior design company Laurel & Wolf to surprise a deserving military family with a bedroom transformation.

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Military Spouse Scholarship Applications Now Open from the National Military Family Association

December 1, 2015 — The National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to strengthen and protect military families, is now accepting applications for its annual Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program.

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World Education.net to Provide Quarterly Spouse Scholarships through Partnership with the National Military Family Association

November 18, 2015 — World Education.net and the NMFA are teaming up to give military spouses the opportunity to earn exclusive scholarships for career training.

General and Mrs. Hayden to Be Recognized for Unwavering Support of Military Families

September 24, 2015 — NMFA is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Anna C. Chennault Award as General Michael V. Hayden and Mrs. Jeanine Hayden. The Anna C. Chennault Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of NMFA through their own donations, donations by others, or who have otherwise assisted in accomplishing the Association’s mission of education, information, and advocacy.

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Meg Falk to Receive Support of Military Families Award for Career-Long Support for our Nation’s Families

September 22, 2015 — The Support of Military Families Award honors individuals and organizations who, through their own work or leadership, have made changes which positively affect the lives of America’s military families around the world.

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Military Spouses Receive Fellowships to Conduct Financial Counseling

August 17, 2015 — Fifty military spouses throughout the United States and overseas have been awarded the FINRA Investor Education Foundation's 2015 Military Spouse Fellowship. The FINRA Foundation fellowship provides spouses with the training necessary to earn the AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor) designation.

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National Military Family Association Receives Grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation

July 7, 2015 — NMFA received a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) to bring together public agencies, private organizations and the caregiver community to identify best practices for successful outreach to the vulnerable wounded population and to learn how to connect the families of the wounded to available services.

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Sequestration still a threat to military families: Congress must end it!

June 4, 2015 — The total effect of sequestration on military families remains unclear. What is clear is that military families do not deserve the uncertainty resulting from sequestration and the threat of more budget cuts.

Government

National Military Family Association Announces New Government Relations Director

May 27, 2015 — NMFA is pleased to welcome their new Government Relations Director, Kelly B. Hruska.

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National Military Family Association Teams Up with AcaciaTV to Keep Military Families Across the Globe Healthy & Fit

May 8, 2015 — The National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to strengthen and protect military families, and AcaciaTV, whose mission is to keep families healthy and fit while making exercise easy and accessible for everyone, are teaming up to give service members and their families a way to stay fit from the comfort of their own homes.

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National Military Family Association Teams Up with Wounded Warrior Project to Send Military Kids to Camp

March 17, 2015 — The National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to strengthen and protect military families, and Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, are teaming up to give more military kids an opportunity to experience free summer camp with their peers.

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National Military Family Association Testifies on Health Care Recommendations

February 25, 2015 — NMFA told the Personnel Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee military families expect their careful consideration of proposals for military health care reform.

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National Military Family Association and Webster University Team Up for Military Spouses

February 11, 2015 — 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.

Government

National Military Family Association Announces Legislative Priorities for 2015

February 11, 2015 — Each year, NMFA works with families to find out what’s important to them in their military communities around the country and the world. Those discussions help define the legislative priorities. Find out what issues made the list.

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