Policy Issues

The National Military Family Association is the leading non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of military families. Our 40+ years of accomplishments have made us a trusted resource for families and the Nation’s leaders. We have been at the vanguard of promoting an appropriate quality of life for active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired service members, their families and survivors from the seven uniformed services – the Nation’s military families!

Our Association gathers information by:

  • Working with our network of Volunteers
  • Listening to the questions and concerns of military families through phone calls and emails
  • Conferring with families at installations, in communities and at conferences
  • Conducting research, surveys and outreach campaigns
  • Interacting with policymakers and other government and non-government organizations working with military families

Read our 2014 Association Legislative and Policy Priorities.

    Follow us to the steps of the Capitol as we identify needs and advocate for military family benefits. Check back for updates as we continue to work on your behalf, or subscribe to Military Family Topics to have updates delivered to your inbox.

    Military families tell us child care remains a top concern. Military families need access to care during nontraditional hours to accommodate the service...
    Last Updated: August 14, 2013
    Military families place a high value on the quality of their children’s education, and this in turn affects many important family decisions. The...
    Last Updated: February 11, 2014
    Financial Readiness is a crucial component of family readiness. For new military families, this may be their first job with a consistent paycheck. The...
    Last Updated: December 20, 2013
    In the past 10 years of war, our Nation has witnessed a greater reliance on the services of the National Guard and Reserve. National Guard and Reserve...
    Last Updated: October 22, 2013
    Sequestration, the mandatory spending cuts required under the 2011 Budget Control Act (P.L. 112-25) as a way to force deficit reduction over the next 10...
    Last Updated: February 10, 2014
    Military spouses tell us they want to pursue their education and obtain professional career opportunities that are compatible with the military...
    Last Updated: December 20, 2013
    Military families tell our Association the issues they face in caring for a special needs family member while simultaneously supporting the service of...
    Last Updated: October 20, 2014
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