Ahead of the Game: Giving Military Families More “Wins” in 2021


Another year has come and gone and, here at NMFA, 2021 is looking up! We are committed to continuing our mission to strengthen and empower the 2.6 million military family members who stand beside their service member.

Here’s how:

Improved, In-Person Programs

We are excited to bring back in-person Operation Purple programs, with improved safety measures, including Healing Adventures, Family Retreats, and our summer camps for military kids. There will be new activities, plus a few new locations this year. And with partners like Wounded Warrior Project, USAA Foundation, and Kendeda, it’s sure to be a summer to remember.

More Money for Military Families

We’re committed to helping more families succeed through the hardships exacerbated by the pandemic.

NMFA will be able to provide $2.2M in child care fee relief to military families in 2021, thanks to Army Emergency Relief.

We will also give hundreds of deserving military spouses nearly $1M in scholarship funding to help ease the financial burden that comes with returning to school or pursuing career goals brings. With partners on board, like Fisher House, May and Stanley Smith, Prudential, Boeing, and more, America’s incredible military spouses will continue to thrive in their careers while providing financial stability for their families.

One Voice, One Goal

NMFA has been the trusted voice of military families for more than 50 years.

In 2021, we will fight for policies that help families put food on the table, ensure access to high-quality; affordable childcare, and support overall family health and wellness.

You can always count on NMFA to put military families, first.

COVID-19 Updates That Matter

As Americans learn more about COVID-19 and vaccination efforts expand, NMFA will continue asking military and Administration officials the important questions military families need answers to so their loved ones are safe and healthy.

At NMFA, we pledge to serve military families in 2021 and beyond.

Together we’re stronger.


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Operation Purple Camp

Eastern 4-H Center is owned and operated by NC State University. The Center's staff is dedicated to providing every camper an opportunity to feel accepted, valued, and cared about as a member of the summer camp community. Creating friendships and a sense of safety are as important to us as the activities we teach. Our vision is to establish an enjoyable and exciting summer camp program that contributes to the development of each camper's character, along with the development of important life skills. Our summer camp experience enables campers to learn these skills while doing a variety of traditional summer camp activities, such as kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, learning about nature, team challenge course, sports and games, arts and crafts, and archery. Eastern 4-H Center is also outfitted with modern recreational facilities and lodgings to make campers feel comfortable during their stay. We hope your camper will join us for a fun filled week.

Camp Dates

July 21 - 26


Camper Ages

8 - 13 years old

Camp Contact

Jennifer Standish
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Camp Applications Open March 2