Requesting Military Service Records
If you are a veteran or a next-of-kin and need documentation to prove military service, you need to obtain copies of your or your veteran’s DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.
Rumor Has It…Sequestration and Military Families
Sequestration takes effect on March 1 and no one seems to be doing anything to prevent it. Questions and rumors about what might happen are making military families uneasy, angry, and looking for someone to do something.
Social Media and Military Families
It seems like every day a new social networking site pops up, and nobody has embraced the culture of information sharing and keeping in touch like military families. Here are our recommendations on different ways military families can use some of the popular social networking sites. (More)
Arkansas Becomes 44th State to Adopt the Interstate Compact
On February 26, 2013, Arkansas became the 44th state to adopt the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. This is good news for military families with school-age children moving to and from Arkansas. (More)
Association Attends Round Table on Military Family Issues
On April 25, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-12th/CA) hosted a round table for veterans’ and military service organizations. The meeting was an opportunity for organizations to meet with Members of Congress and discuss issues important to service members, veterans, and their families. The National Military Family Association was invited to attend to represent the military family community.
Breast Cancer Awareness
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime, which translates to more than 200,000 new breast cancer diagnoses each year. As the second most common cancer among American women, all women are at risk for breast cancer, with risk increasing with age. (More)
Military Appreciation Month
My family moved 12 times over the duration of my dad’s Army career, and only four of those station changes took us to an actual military installation. That means that we ultimately spent two-thirds of our time as just another anonymous military family in civilian communities all over the country. (More)
Most days are unremarkable. We go to school, we go to work, we sit in traffic, we eat meals, and we go to sleep. We wake up and prepare for the next days to be the same, and for the most part, they are. (More)
Send an eCard to Thank Military Families
Send an eCard to Thank a Military Spouse
Do you know a military spouse you'd like to recognize for Military Spouse Appreciation Day? (More)