In 2017, the unemployment rate for military spouses hit 23%, nearly three times the national average. At NMFA, we know the struggles military spouses have to overcome when trying to balance a purpose-driven career; something the military doesn’t always accommodate.
The weight of caregiving is often too much for grown-ups to bear so how is being a caregiver impacting our littlest heroes? The sad answer is: we don’t know. And that’s not ok. RAND estimates that there are 5.5 million military caregivers in America. So, we can expect that the children of these caregivers number in the millions too.
The White House invited the National Military Family Association and other military family supporters to a formal unveiling of their new website designed to make those answers easier to find.
PTSD and mental health issues don’t just affect the service member. It can affect all members of the military family.
Military dependents who received short term mental health assistance as children could now potentially be excluded from joining the military as adults.
High school is a critical time for kids, both emotionally and educationally. Military-connected high school students face education obstacles that could impact their lives beyond graduation.
More than six percent of military families are taking their children out of main stream school and are homeschooling them instead. With states’ inconsistent education standards, many families feel home school is the best option for them.
United States military forces, along with allies France and Great Britain, launched an attack last night on three major locations in Syria housing chlorine and sarintwo chemicals used by the Assad regime to kill and terrorize its own citizens.
A new proposed bill would use Impact Aid funds to create school vouchers for military families across the country, but these vouchers come at a cost that may hurt more military kids’ education than it will help.
With no consistent education standards across from state to state, how can parents determine which school is best for their child?