DoD’s ‘Deploy or Get Out’ Policy Takes Effect Bringing Uncertainty to More Than 200,000 Troops and Their Families
DoD’s ‘Deploy or Get Out’ Policy Takes Effect Bringing Uncertainty to More Than 200,000 Troops and Their Families A much-anticipated new policy cracking down on the number of service members unable to deploy went into effect this week. As of October 1, DoD says troops...
Time to Celebrate! Apply for an NMFA Scholarship ALL YEAR LONG! By: Shannon Prentice, Content Development Manager Emily Yancey knows sacrifice. She’s a mother to her son and a caregiver to her husband, who is 100% disabled from his military service. Whatever her...
NMFA’s Education Revolution Event Focuses on Education Standards for Military Kids By: Shannon Prentice, Content Development Manager The National Military Family Association, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, hosted an Education Revolution...
NMFA joins 26 other veteran and military support organizations urging Defense Secretary General Mattis and Mick Mulvaney to preserve the Military Lending Act.
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.