National Military Family Association

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Who We Are

The National Military Family Association is an organization with strong grassroots support balanced with professionalism that makes us a leader in the field. Not only do we support military families – we are military families. Spouses, parents, and family members make up our staff and board positions. We speak up on behalf of military families and empower husbands, wives, and children to understand and access their benefits. Based on what we hear from our members, we meet the needs of service members and their families with insightful recommendations, innovative programs, and grassroots efforts to better the quality of life for military families.

History
In 1969, the National Military Family Association was founded by a handful of military wives who wanted to make sure their widowed friends were properly taken care of. Two short years later, the Survivor Benefit Plan became law, and the Association has been hard at work ever since. A small but determined group of military wives around a kitchen table has expanded into a strong force of men and women of all ranks and Services and their wives, husbands, children, and parents.

Mission
To fight for benefits and programs that strengthen and protect uniformed services families and reflect the Nation’s respect for their Service.

What We Do

In times of war and peace we speak for you.
We work with—and testify before—Congress to fight for legislation important to military families, but more importantly, we help military families recognize their potential to be their own advocates.

Don’t know where to turn or who to ask? We’ll guide you.
Whether it is information about educational opportunities, help understanding legislation that affects military families, or navigating your healthcare options – our assistance is just a phone call or email away.

Change is constant – we listen and react to the needs of military families swiftly and thoroughly.
Not only does the Association work for military families – we are military families. Military spouses, parents, and family members are in prominent staff and board positions. We are at the forefront of the issues that military families are concerned about and work together to meet the needs of the Nation’s military families.

40 years supporting families
Military families remain our primary focus. We are proud of our 40 year history of serving these families.

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