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MFAN Welcomes New Board Members

MFAN Ushers in New Wave of Leadership, Adds Six Board Members WASHINGTON (December 3, 2021) – The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) is pleased to announce the election of Delores Johnson Davis, Gregory Frey, Catherine Hunter, Kim Joiner, James Paseur, and Daniel Thode to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. “MFAN has become a trusted...

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MFAN Welcomes New Board Members

MFAN Ushers in New Wave of Leadership, Adds Six Board Members WASHINGTON (December 3, 2021) – The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) is pleased to announce the election of Delores Johnson Davis, Gregory Frey, Catherine Hunter, Kim Joiner, James Paseur, and Daniel Thode to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. “MFAN has become a trusted...

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We’re Hiring a Data Analyst!

Data Analyst The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) is seeking a full-time data analyst to assist with qualitative and quantitative research focused on military families, service members, and veterans. This position is a remote opportunity. MFAN is a nonprofit with a simple mission: connect military and veteran families to resources designed to serve them. MFAN...

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We’re Hiring an Experienced Executive Assistant!

Executive Assistant The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN), a national nonprofit that serves military and veteran families, is hiring a skilled, agile, detail-oriented professional to support our President and management staff. We are looking for someone with a “can-do” attitude who has a balance of creativity, problem-solving skills, polish, and project management experience. The ideal...

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BWF’s Keith Whitcomb Volunteers at MFAN Event to Help Veterans Facing Food Insecurity

This is a guest post written by Danny Reed of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The original content may be found here. No one should ever have to face food insecurity, especially our veterans. Thankfully, the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) has partners like the Military Advisory Family Network (MFAN) working to take on food insecurity for...

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Turning data into solutions: How MFAN is filling immediate and long-term food insecurity needs

The Congressional Military Family Caucus hosted their 2021 Virtual Summit: Taking the Pulse of Military Families During COVID-19 on October 14, 2021. The event featured subject matter experts, family members, military-connected nonprofits, and legislative leaders to discuss the challenges as well as opportunities for military communities as the country emerges out of the pandemic. Shannon...

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A Primer for Children: How To Talk About Sept. 11 and Afghanistan

The lives of those in the military community were changed in tangible and intangible ways following 9/11. As a community, we’ve learned a lot, as we endured the longest war in our nation’s history. We’ve seen deployments, said goodbyes and we’ve missed family events and milestones. The events of Sept. 11 seeped into areas of...

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Webinar: A Guide for the Modern Military PCS

As part of the 1 Million Meals Challenge education series, MFAN hosted a webinar with MILLIE on August 25, 2021. The live event focused on navigating a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) through the lens of today’s modern military family. Have you recently experienced a challenging PCS? Not sure where to turn for help in...

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MFAN Introduces 2021-2023 Advisory Board

Military and veteran spouses selected from nationwide search to represent their communities and provide a deeper understanding of what today’s military families need and value One of MFAN’s greatest assets, the advisory board is a talented group of military and veteran spouses who are leaders, changemakers, and champions for military families in their community and...

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What to expect when the tenant bill of rights takes effect

Residents who live in military housing across the nation will soon be afforded new protections under the U.S. Department of Defense’s Tenant Bill of Rights beginning June 1, 2021. What is the tenant bill of rights? In 2019, MFAN launched a survey to understand the experiences of military families living in privatized military housing. The...

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We’re Hiring TWO Part-Time Local Outreach Coordinators: Fort Hood, Fort Bragg

Outreach Coordinator The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN), is hiring an experienced outreach coordinator for each of the following locations:  Ft. Hood (Texas), and Ft. Bragg (North Carolina). This boots-on-the-ground role will be responsible for working with our community partners to coordinate food distributions benefitting military families facing food insecurity. Each programmatic effort is intentionally...

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Military Family Food Insecurity Coalition Meeting – What You Need to Know

  Updates on helpful resources like WIC and Pandemic-EBT were top issues during the Military Family Food Insecurity Coalition (MFFIC) quarterly meeting. Participants of the MFFIC work together to develop solutions that drive awareness and access to programs alleviating military family food insecurity.   Bringing together best-in-class organizations from across the public and private sector, we all learn from each other as we work to...

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The Heroes of the 6888 Central Postal Directory Battalion

  We’ve all been frustrated with delayed mail – especially of late as a global pandemic and high demand have coupled to leave many of us waiting far too long for mail delivery. Well, during World War II, there was a 2-year mail backlog. More than 7 million soldiers stationed in Europe were waiting for mail, which was the only connection...

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Breaking Barriers

  General Charles Q. Brown, Jr. is the 22nd Chief of Staff of the Air Force and the first Black chief of a military service. After being sworn in, he talked about those who came before him breaking barriers – influences like the Tuskegee Airmen (we highlighted them earlier this month) who paved the way for him...

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Key Takeaways – Military Housing Roundtable Meeting

  Last week, MFAN hosted the quarterly meeting of the Military Housing Roundtable (MHR). The primary goal of the MHR is to support all military families in their homes regardless of where they choose to live and to ensure access to healthy, safe, and affordable housing. (Want more information on the roundtable and other coalitions MFAN convenes?...

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MFAN & WWP investigate opportunities for improved support for post-9/11 veteran families

Post-9/11 veteran families facing disparate experiences with social determinants of health need customized responses. The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) and Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) have partnered to examine the needs of post-9/11 veterans, service members, caregivers, families, and children to provide recommendations for how to best serve them. The research identified two distinct populations:...

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