NMFA hosted both campaigns at our headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia to share the questions and concerns military and veteran families want our next Commander in Chief to know about.
Kenny Toone is a Marine veteran who lost everythingfamily, purpose, religion after returning from Iraq in 2003. I really didn’t know who I was, he said, recounting his attempted suicide.
The statistics are sobering. Every day, an active duty service member takes his or her own life. Twenty veterans per day do the same. The Department of Defense (DoD) doesn’t track suicides in military family members, but we know they happen far too often.
Military life can be full of financial hurdles. Frequent, expensive PCS moves, military spouse unemployment and a paycheck that doesn’t stretch quite far enough often combine to put military families in a financial hole.
Did you know some credit card companies waive credit card interest for deployed service members? Or that others will refund interest and fees paid on credit cards opened prior to going on active duty?