Military families describe our impact.

Operation Purple Programs

Operation Purple Programs aim to strengthen and empower every military family member through outdoor exploration and engaging activities. Each program is designed to reach families, whether in their homes or campsites, with enriching experiences that will help strengthen the family bond long after the programs end.

Operation Purple Testimonial
Operation Purple Testimonial
The McKenzie Family

“The thing about PTSD is that you don’t really understand that you have it until it’s pointed out to you. There’s been no judgment, no expectations, at Operation Purple Healing Adventures, and it has provided every family the opportunity to just reconnect. The fun has been the best therapy. This program really has made a difference—they don’t just talk about supporting veterans—it really is making an impact.”

-The McKenzie Family, Army Special Operations

“The multiple deployments, through time, takes its toll. Making the connections with like families at Operation Purple Family Retreats has definitely helped us. The kind of experiences we got from this program are amazing. It’s impacted our lives quite a bit.”

-The Juarez Family, Air National Guard veterans

Thank you to everyone for all they did to make our retreat special at Operation Purple Healing Adventures in Estes Park, Colorado. We appreciate it very much.

Parker Haase Family, Army

Parker Haase Army Testimonial

I really appreciate this opportunity to bond with my son. He was able to meet a lot of new friends and learn some new life skills. This was a great experience, and I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Faison Family, Army

Faison Family Army Testimonial

Thank you so much for allowing us to be able to come to have an experience that made a lot of memories that we will always have. We enjoyed every moment together as a family and in getting to meet other families to make new friends. We were truly blessed from beginning to end.

Kananen Family, Army

Kananen Family Army Testimonial

Child Care Fee Relief

Access to high-quality, affordable care is a long-standing issue for every military branch. Our Child Care Relief program provides financial assistance to help offset the rising cost of child care so military families can attend school or work without worry.

Child Care Relief Testimonial


For over half a century, NMFA has been the trusted ‘go-to’ organization to be the voice of military families across all branches. Our well-known boots-on-the-ground approach allows us to speak on legislative issues, fight for meaningful and impactful policy changes, and advocate on all fronts for the military families of today and tomorrow.

Help us continue to fight for military families.

Thank you for all the support. I am 4 years old and loving life. Thanks to the Child Care Reimbursement money I’m able to enjoy life a little more.
Thank you so much for your support! This award helps us more then we could ever express. Having organizations like yours help us to keep pushing forward no matter what is put in front of us.
Words cannot describe how grateful we are. As a single mother, the COVID-19 pandemic really put me in a financial bind that I am still recovering from. Thank you to the National Military Family Association for presenting myself and my daughter with such a blessing.

When a military member has been serving for 20 years, most families approach another military-mandated move like it’s an old hat. And for some things, it is. They know how to house hunt, what not to let the movers pack, and most know how to get connected in their new community. But when it comes to moving school-aged children, the situation is never the same as the last time.

For The Smiths, a good education for their teen daughters was top priority. NMFA helped The Smiths, and three other families, elevate their voice to the Virginia Department of Education as part of our Education Revolution advocacy efforts.

Watch their advocacy journey.

The Smith Family

Military Spouse Scholarships + Professional Funds

We help bridge the gaps between military spouses, their desire to seek higher education and career advancement, and the financial strain that sometimes prevents them from reaching those goals. With NMFA scholarships and funding, military spouses go on to do great things, adding to the financial stability of their households.

scholarship testimonial

I wanted to express my gratitude to the National Military Family Association and Prudential for the opportunity to be a recipient of the business owner’s scholarship. Being a military spouse is challenging and being an entrepreneur AND a military spouse is even more challenging.


scholarship testimonial

Thank you very much for selecting me as a NMFA Scholarship recipient! I am extremely honored and grateful for the support of your organization and the generosity of your donors.


Kewan Beebe

“I am the first of my family to finish my undergraduate years for college, and I will set the bar when I get my Master’s in Criminal Justice. I’ve been working extremely hard throughout life to be in this exact moment, and to have this exact feeling—almost being finished with accomplishing what is a huge deal for me.

My wife, who is in the military, will also finish her master’s and we hope to walk the stage together in June 2022. I work in Law Enforcement and, together, we take care of a one-year-old child who we hope follows our footsteps. This is a great deal for my family. I am so thankful.”

KeWan Beebe, Army Reserve military spouse
NMFA scholarship recipient


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