1990-1999

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The 1990’s are truly the electronic age. The World Wide Web is born in 1992, and by 1994, three million people are online, and by 1998, 100 million people. The Cold War comes to a quick and decisive end. Operation Desert Storm in 1991 brings to the battlefield a new era of military technology. Nelson Mandela is freed. Americans mourn the lives lost in the Oklahoma City bombing and the Columbine Massacre. O.J. Simpson dominates the news and the entire Simpson trial is televised live. The news of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, shocks and saddens the entire world. Tiger Woods wins the Masters. Thursday nights are spent watching television and Jennifer Aniston has the hairstyle everyone wants. Families spend time together playing the popular board game, Pictionary. As the end of the twentieth century, and the end of the second millennium approach, governments, corporations, and people around the world worry that their computer systems will stop working and the world braces for Y2K!

  • National Military Family Association transition plan for military affected by downsizing receives Congressional backing - one year later Transition Assistance Plan is enacted
  • Association presents the first Very Important Patriot Award Program highlighting military community volunteers
  • Retiree dental program established
  • The Association highlights the importance of strong family support programs during Operation Desert Storm
  • To honor the dedication to military families of three Association Volunteers, the Sydney Tally Hickey, Margaret Vinson Hallgren, and Novella Gibson Whitehead awards
  • Association releases innovative health care plan for military families, which include recommendations that were later incorporated into TRICARE
  • By the end of the decade, the Association has 10 paid employees and the directors of all the departments are full-time Volunteers

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