Meet the Association Tweeters!

Meet the Association Tweeters! At the National Military Family Association, we believe in engaging with military families. That’s why we’re on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. These platforms are an avenue for us to listen to what military families have to say, provide you with important resources and alert you to news that could affect your military family. While we use a general twitter account (@military_family – please follow us if you aren’t already), we thought it would be nice to introduce you to some of the faces that make up our Association and encourage you to connect with them too!

Below are a few women you should “meet”—send them a tweet, introduce yourself and let the relationship building begin!

Joyce Raezer@NMFAJoyce – As our Executive Director, Joyce leads our Association. Passionate about being an advocate for military families, she’s always “on the ground” connecting with families to understand their needs and concerns. She focuses on posting news and events that are relevant to military families as well as noting our work as an advocate on their behalf.

Spoken like a true leader, Joyce’s quote to live by? “Lead, follow, or get out of the way!”

christina@NMFAChristina – As Volunteer Services Director, Christina is immersed in working with people who want to help others.  She tweets about activities and events we participate in but her main focus is demonstrating how wonderful our Volunteers are and why it’s something you should consider doing.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Amanda headshot@NMFA_Amanda – A proud Army spouse with two young boys, Amanda is our Content Manager for MyMilitaryLife and uses her twitter account to build relationships with other spouses and share information that can help them and their families.

As a spouse who’s had to move several times in the past few years, she stands by the quote “don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Katie@NMFAKatie – As the Government Relations Manager, Katie tweets about our Association’s advocacy work. Tweets include Congressional hearings of importance to military families and retweets of the work of the Government Relations Director and Deputies. She’s a USMC spouse stationed at Twentynine Palms, CA.

Katie doesn’t have a favorite quote but enjoys reading leadership philosophies from working moms and looks for work-life balance tidbits.

eileen@NMFA _Eileen – As a Navy spouse with two children, Eilieen shares information that could potentially affect her family, or other military families.  She serves in the Government Relations department and acts as an advocate for ALL military families.

Spoken like a true advocate, Eileen’s quote of choice? “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Are you following us on Twitter? If not, now’s the time! Connect with us, share your stories, concerns and let us know how we can better serve you!

Let me introduce myselfPosted by Michelle Joyner, Communications Director


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    Scott Hall-Meduna

    I have been reading your blog.
    Although I find it very informative and enjoy reading the stories.
    I was hesitant to write.
    The reason for that is. I am a gay man married to a Army Soldier.
    I have not found a lot of information or support on line for Gay military Couples.
    Most of them are for the Ladies and Children, It is nice to see so much support for them.
    On the other Hand there is not a whole lot for us Husbands. I’m not getting on a soap box by any means, I just want people to know we husbands do have feelings and thoughts and would Love to have support also.
    Since my husband has been in the Army I have lost ALL my civilian friends and most of the female spouses I have met are either rude or when I walk away they make remarks about my relationship.
    I do hear them and to be honest it really does hurt. Yes even us males have feelings.

    So I have found myself in a life of solidarity and lonely.
    My husband is 1200 miles away now and I find myself getting upset with him because he has people he can talk too and have fun and I’m here with no one.
    I do get the chance to talk to him daily but I hide my feelings and never tell him how my day really is.
    I do not live near a army post and the AF base I do live by I do not feel comfortable going on.
    I guess what I’m asking.
    Are their any resources out there for us guys left behind?

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