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NMFA honors our nation’s heroes and the families who proudly stand behind them.

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What’s the NDAA? Everything You Need to Know

What’s the NDAA? Everything You Need to Know

What’s the NDAA? Everything You Need to Know By: Eileen Huck, Government Relations Deputy Director We hear it all the time: Congress can’t get anything done. There’s some truth to the saying that the wheels of Congress were designed to move slowly at the best of...

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Military Caregiver Kids are Hidden Heroes

Military Caregiver Kids are Hidden Heroes

Military Caregiver Kids are Hidden Heroes What’s it like to be a military caregiver kid? We know military kids are resilient; they have to be with the stress they endure. Military kids often experience multiple deployments, military-mandated moves, and numerous...

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The Latest From Our Blog

  • Operation Purple® Buddy Camp Turns into a Mini Vacation for Caregivers and their kids
    A bubbling brook and laughter set the soundtrack for our latest Operation Purple® Buddy Camp hosted at Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center in Ellensburg, Washington. Children and adults alike donned swim clothes and hopped on inner tubes to traverse the “rapids” down Manastash Creek, which cuts through the campgrounds. ... read more
    Published on 2019-07-16
  • PBS A Capitol Fourth is a Can’t Miss
    Today we celebrate America’s 243rd Birthday at the 39th Annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth concert LIVE from the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington D.C…and YOU’RE INVITED! Watch live today at 8:00 p.m. as John Stamos joins PBS to host the longest-running July 4 TV tradition; culminating in ... read more
    Published on 2019-07-04
  • Operation Purple Camp Chronicles: Avery’s Story
    Avery’s dad joined the Navy a few years ago after finding out that the family was expecting Avery’s little brother. His dad had been a bellman in a New York City building for a while, so enlisting to serve the nation was a big change for everyone. When the 9-year ... read more
    Published on 2019-07-02
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