I was born into the military. My dad is a West Point graduate, and for most of my childhood, I was the only one in my class who had immediate family..
Within a month of my husband’s deployment to Camp Stanley, South Korea, I had already booked my plane ticket to visit for the Christmas holiday. Whe..
Recently, I left my home on the sunny beaches of Florida, and headed for the Pennsylvania mountains for a few days. I wouldn’t necessarily call myse..
Located in the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota, surrounded by trees, mountains and beauty, lies Outlaw Ranch. The Ranch held nine weeks ..
I’m not what you’d call an “outdoorsy person.” Hailing from the armpit of the country (Florida), I’ll do some water sports, but mostly live and die ..
Recently, I had the privilege of attending the National Military Family Association’s Operation Purple Camp® (OPC) for the first time. Working for N..
Not long ago, I worked at one of our many Operation Purple Healing Adventures®. This retreat is for wounded service members and their families to ce..
Summertime means BBQ, family time, and travel! And this summer, the National Military Family Association is excited to partner with TravelCenters of..
There are a wide range of emotions that happen after a service member returns home from deployment. Reunions are filled with excitement and joy that..
Yesterday, I, and several other NMFA employees and volunteers had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Invictus Games event at Fort Belvior, wher..