Research + Insights

Research and Insights
Our Research + Insights team engages in research, data collection, and analysis in order to better understand the military community and generate meaningful insights in areas critical to military family well-being. This includes health, financial security, education, employment, and military children. We distribute our research to partners, policymakers, and legislative leaders in order to inform both our own advocacy efforts and programs, as well as the generation of broader support and policies that provide the specific interventions and impacts military families tell us they need.

How are our military teens doing in 2022?

We joined with Bloom again to survey military teens for another year.

In both years, we utilized a descriptive, cross-sectional study design, providing us with a snapshot of the military teen population at two points in time using a voluntary response sample. The limitation of this sample is that it is somewhat biased; some people will inherently volunteer more readily than others. But the story they told was clear.

NMFA and BLOOM Partner on Military Teen Survey

Together with Bloom: Empowering the Military Teen, NMFA surveyed over 2,000 military teens in May 2021 using the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale (WEMWBS). This validated, 7-item scale was used to measure the well-being and psychological functioning of our military teen community ages 13 and up. 

What We Learned >>

Testimony

2022

Testimony to the Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs Subcommittee of the House Veterans Affairs Committee * February 8, 2022

2021

Statement for the Record for the Subcommittee on Personnel of the Senate Armed Services Committee * May 12, 2021

Statement to the House Committee on Rules on Food Insecurity * May 27, 2021

2020

Statement for the Subcommittee on Military Personnel of the House Armed Services Committee * February 5, 2020

Statement for the Record for the Subcommittee on Personnel of the Senate Armed Services Committee * March 24, 2020

2019

Statement for the Record before the Joint Subcommittee on Personnel & Readiness of the United States Senate Armed Services Committee * February 13, 2019

Statement for the Record for Subcommittee on Personnel of the United States Senate Armed Services Committee * February 27, 2019

Statement for the United States House Financial Services Committee * March 7, 2019

2018

Statement before the Subcommittee on Personnel of the United States Senate Armed Services Committee  * February 14, 2018

2017

Statement before the United States Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on the future of the Post-9/11 GI Bill  * June 15, 2017

Statement before the Subcommittee on Personnel of the United States Senate Armed Services Committee  * February 14, 2017

2016

Statement before the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Military Personnel Briefing on Stakeholder Views on DoD’s FY17 Modernization of the TRICARE Health Plan Proposal * March 17, 2016

Statement before the Subcommittee on Personnel of the United States Senate Armed Services Committee * March 8, 2016

Statement for the Record before the Subcommittee on Personnel of the United States Senate Armed Services Committee on the Defense Health Care Reform * February 23, 2016

Statement before the Subcommittee on Military Personnel of the House Armed Services Committee on Protecting the Commissary Benefit * January 13, 2016

2015

Statement for the Record for the Subcommittee on Personnel before the House Armed Services Committee on SBP-DIC * December 9, 2015

Statement before the Subcommittee on Personel of the House Armed Services Committee on families’ perspectives on military health care * December 3, 2015

White Paper on Our Response to the FY16 Defense Budget Proposals submitted to the professional staffers of the HASC and SASC * March 31,2015

Statement before the Subcommittee on Personnel of the House Armed Services Committee on the MCRMC Recommendations * March 25, 2015

Statement before the Subcommittee on Personnel of the Senate Armed Services Committee on MCRMC Recommendations * February 25, 2015

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Contact

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