“The strength of our Soldiers is our Families.”
-General Raymond T. Odierno, General and 38th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
For more than forty five years, military families of all ranks and Services have depended on us. We help families of combat-weary service members, anxious children awaiting a parent’s return, spouses seeking educations to better their families or prepare for the unthinkable, widows coping with their losses, and proud parents of single service members. We do whatever it takes to resolve challenges for these families.
You, too, can make a lasting impact on the lives of military families. Your gift will help us provide the support they need for years to come.
Other Ways to Give
There are multiple ways to give back to military families. Looking for information on donations in lieu of wedding, holiday and corporate gifts, stock donations, or workplace giving? Learn more >>
Want to include us in your will, make a gift from your retirement account or life insurance? Learn more >>
Join or Renew as a Member
Whether you’re a friend, relative, or a military family yourself — we hope you’ll sign up to show your support. Your $15 allows us to accomplish our goals of protecting the rights and benefits of military families, and helps support programs to improve their lives.
Those who have given a $15 gift helped us:
- Obtain more childcare centers, extended hours, and youth programs for families dealing with long shifts or deployments.
- Change the Family and Medical Leave Act which permit military spouses and parents more time off from work to help the wounded without fear of losing their jobs
- Create additional funding for psychological care to better help families cope with wartime stress
- Secure in-state tuition for military families.
- Achieve full replacement value on families’ belongings damaged during a move
- Provide for a $100,000 death gratuity for military widows and children, increased from the $6,000 provided before our efforts.
The National Military Family Association is at the forefront of the issues that matter most to military families. Whether it is writing letters in support of legislation, keeping track of bills in Congress, or providing testimony, if it affects military families, we are here. We remain constantly updated on the latest issues that affect the lives of military families and provide a voice for their concerns. We care about the quality of life for military families and the issues they are faced with every day.
Who is the best advocate for military families? Military families.
Learn how we, as military families ourselves, interact with our own community to understand what issues are the most significant. Find out what you can do to make sure that the well-being of military wives, husbands, children, parents, and siblings is at the forefront of policymakers' minds.
2015 Issues + Actions
Our Association’s highest priority is to fight for military families. We fight to protect the programs and services that allow them to meet the challenges of military life and maintain readiness. Our Nation’s leaders cannot ignore the promises they made. Learn more>>
Military Family Legislation
Find out how the FY15 NDAA and other pertinent legislation affects your family. Learn More>>
Sign our Petition
Sign our petition asking Congress to oppose an Emergency Room misuse fee for military families who cannot get same-day appointments. Sign now!
Find information about the status of current legislation and how to contact your elected officials. Learn More>>
Statement for the Record for the Senate Armed Service Committee * January 28, 2014
Testimony for the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs * February 13, 2013
Letters to Congress
Support Letter Requesting Funding for Coast Guard Families * February 24, 2015
We Support the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act * January 13, 2015
Become a Volunteer
Give back to military families with your time and talents. Join the ever growing Voice for military families. Together, we can make a difference!
Our Volunteers Rock
Many of our Volunteers and Specialists have earned the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award for their work on behalf of military families.
Month of the Military Child
Volunteer Appreciation Week * April 12-18
How to Help Military & Veteran Families: For Mental Health Professionals Webinar * April 13th, 2pm
Add this webinar to your calendar.
American Heroes Channel "My Hero Is..." Winner School Assembly * April 17th
Details coming soon.
Americans Working Around the Global Conference (AWAG) Bavaria * April 26-29
Military Appreciation Month
Military Spouse Appreciation Day * May 8th
Patriotic Festival * May 29-31
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Get more information.
PTSD Awareness Month
Princeton, Indiana * June 7-12
Inglis, Florida * June 14-19
Wernersville, Pennsylvania * June 14-19
Waialua, Hawaii * June 21-26
Hunt, Texas * June 28 - July 4
Angelus Oaks, California * June 28 - July 3
Hendersonville, North Carolina * June 28 – July 3
Parkton, North Carolina * June 28 - July 3
Flag Day * June 16th
Anniversary of GI Bill * June 22nd
3rd Annual Stamp Out Stigma (SOS) Golf Tournament * July 21, 2015
Virginia Beach, Virgina