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There are 319 million people in the United States. Only 1% serve in our military. Since 2001, the start of our nation’s longest war, 3 million family members have been left behind as their loved one deployed.

Exhausted military families need our help more than ever. Help us continue our mission of strengthening our nation’s families through programs designed to encourage healing, reduce challenges, and overcome obstacles together.

Through frequent moves, deployments, wartime stress, injury, and loss, military families need your support. Your gift will show these families that together we’re stronger.


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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 >>

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Planned Giving

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

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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.
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As a member of the National Military Family Association, you'll enjoy access to benefits like:

  • Eligibility to apply for membership with Pentagon Federal Credit Union
  • Eligibility to receive our all-in-one publication, Military Family News, giving you the latest news relevant to military families, info from news releases and briefings, and current events and programs taking place within the Association
  • Invitations to limited-access events

Our ability to improve the lives of military families around the world is dependent on memberships from people like you.

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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.

Policy Issues

Follow us to the steps of the Capitol as we identify needs and advocate for military family benefits.


Child Care

End Sequestration

Health Care

Mental Health

Military Children's Education

Spouse Education + Career Support


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>>

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Military Family Legislation

Find out how the FY16 NDAA and other pertinent legislation affects your family. Learn More>>

Capitol Hill

Sign our Petition

Sign our petition asking Congress to End Sequestration! This places a disproportionate burden on military families. Sign now!



Find information about the status of current legislation and how to contact your elected officials. Learn More>>

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Testimony Before House Armed Services Committee * January 13, 2016

Spouse Scholarships Closes * January 31, 2016


Operation Purple Camps Open * February 8, 2016


FINRA Application Open * March 1, 2016

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