2018 kicks off NMFA’s 15th year of Operation Purple Camp (OPC) – a free week of overnight camp for military-connected kids. As a Program Manager for..
Most military families aren’t shy when it comes to their children’s education. They can’t afford to be. With each PCS move and each new school come ..
Relocations are a fact of life for military families, but each move is unique and offers its own challenges. It might be your first international mo..
“Finish high school, check. Go to college, check.Go to grad school, check.”
I would say that’s how the majority of young Americans in 2018 envisi..
One common misconception of Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) families is that they don’t move around as much as active duty families. For a few, that ..
Back in the day, I went to various day and overnight camps during many summers in my youth. As an only child, with both parents in the military, and..
For a military family with school-aged children, moving and changing schools can feel like flying an airplane blindfolded. An experienced pilot know..
On my return flight home from Boston, I found myself crawling my way off the plane with a case of the flu. I had just returned home from a long week..
About 5 years ago, this month, we were packing up for our first PCS in the Army Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) program. My husband had been in the R..
When I was first asked to attend the rehearsal for the PBS National Memorial Day concert, I was a little apprehensive. This was my first time attend..