One of the things on a deployment checklist for the active duty service member is establishing or updating a will and a power of attorney. These leg..
Military life demands a unique approach to friendship. Time spent at a duty station is typically not only brief, but also fraught with challenges. M..
Military Spouse Appreciation Day has special meaning to me, a U.S. Air Force veteran and military spouse. I honorably served 12 years as a Civil Eng..
My friends often say I have a cool gig. I travel across the country and plan outdoor military family programs for the National Military Family Assoc..
The tears couldn’t stop. I’m the person that rarely in public shows my emotions. But I wasn’t prepared for this evening. As my daughter went on stag..
I started volunteering with the National Military Family Association at the beginning of 2017. I had been volunteering within my spouse’s squadron,..
NMFA was started by a few military spouses in 1969, and with the selfless service of volunteers giving their time, we’ve grown into what we are toda..
Let’s face it, divorce sucks! It doesn’t matter how you got there, but the feeling once you are there is isolating and unsettling. It wasn’t my goal..
We all know the struggle of military life: constant deployments, TDYs, random shifts, and all that comes along with one (or both) spouse being marri..
My husband’s PCS orders to Atlanta were cancelled at the last hour, and, instead, he was deployed overseas.
In January of 2010, I was living in S..