During my husband’s second deployment, I spent my first major holiday — Thanksgiving — alone. I had an aunt and uncle that lived an hour away from w..
My husband and I have been married 16 years and done seven deployments together since we got engaged. Of those seven deployments, he has been gone f..
It started with great news: our 8-year-old drama queen was awarded a significant speaking part in the school’s holiday play–her first foray into ac..
There’s nothing more heartwarming than videos of families running toward their service member who just returned home from deployment.
For twenty ..
Recently, NMFA was approached by filmmaker and former comedian, Jordan Brady, who directed and produced a documentary called “I Am Battle Comic,” th..
Ask most service members who’ve been on a long term deployment—things can get a little boring in between combat missions. Whether they’re on a carri..
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..
Stacks of unopened mail by the door. Broken crayons in the junk drawer (c’mon now, we all have one). Maternity clothes shoved on the top shelf of my..
Ever since I can remember, I’ve kept a journal. In 2nd grade, my teacher had me jot things down daily as a way to improve my writing and storytellin..
For Mary Alice Monroe, supporting the military, and the families who stand behind them, is a cause close to her heart. Her son, Zachary, is a retire..