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MFAN Research: Privatized Military Housing Survey Executive Summary

The mission of the Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) is to connect military families with leaders and decision makers. We share the stories of those who serve and respond to their needs through collaboration and, when needed, program development. After hearing from military families about issues with privatized military housing last October, MFAN began researching...

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MFAN Introduces Fourth Advisory Board

The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) is pleased to announce the members of the 2019–2021 advisory board. These 14 individuals have been based at 57 duty stations, both in and outside the continental United States, and currently reside across the country. The new group includes the spouses of active duty service members and veterans from...

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Technology and Transportation Mogul, Army Veteran Joins MFAN Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) is pleased to announce that Joseph Kopser has joined the Board of Directors. A technology entrepreneur and expert in transportation, smart cities, urban mobility, energy, and national security issues, Kopser brings a wealth of experience and an extensive network to the MFAN leadership. Kopser is a...

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Privatized Military Housing Updates You Need to Know

After the incredible number of research responses, eye-opening testimonies, and media attention surrounding the conditions in privatized housing at some military installations, we are seeing change happen. We have three updates about privatized military housing that you need to know. First, DoD wants your input on the Tenant Bill of Rights! If you live in...

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Attention Graphic Designers: We’re hiring!

MFAN is hiring a graphic designer! If you have a knack for translating written content into compelling graphics, all while maintaining a strong brand and style identity, we want to hear from you. Education/Experience: An associate or bachelor’s degree in fine art design, marketing or related discipline is preferred. Four plus years in professional design...

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Top 3 Ways to Find Summer Meals in your Local Community

How is summer going to impact your family’s bottom line? Are you dreading the additional fees for summer sports, camps, and/or childcare for your kids? Or, are the potentially unreimbursed PCS costs keeping you awake at night? Unfortunately for some military families, the additional expense of meals, normally covered by the free and reduced lunch...

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Job Opportunity: Grant and Proposal Writer

We’re Hiring! MFAN is looking for an exceptional grant and proposal writer to join our growing team. In some cases, a grant proposal is the first introduction to our organization, so a successful candidate will be skilled at making that first impression count. If you are a polished, love grammar, can tell remarkable stories, AND work...

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Advisory Board News

MFAN Advisory Board News   Thank you to our 2017-2019 advisory board MFAN recently hosted the last advisory board meeting for the 2017-2019 cohort. We were joined by guests from the U.S. Census Bureau, which is looking to MFAN for partnership support on the 2020 Census, as well as the Commission for Military, National, and...

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PCS Season is Here

PCS Season is Here   As the days get longer, weather gets warmer, and the school year winds down, we know that PCS season in nearing (or for some of us – already here!). We learned a lot from the PCS research we conducted last summer, and if you are PCSing this year, we’re thinking...

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MFAN Welcomes New Deputy Director of Research and Program Evaluation, Jen Hurwitz

MFAN Welcomes New Deputy Director of Research and Program Evaluation, Jen Hurwitz We’re thrilled to share that our research team is growing, and we recently added a new deputy director of research and program evaluation, Jen Hurwitz! Jen has been a military spouse for more than 20 years, and is incredibly passionate about creating positive...

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MFAN Welcomes New Finance and Operations Lead, Dalena McGrew

MFAN Welcomes New Finance and Operations Lead, Dalena McGrew A constant supporter of the military community, Dalena McGrew brings two decades of expertise to the Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN). As the director of finance and operations, McGrew will manage and enhance MFAN’s operations and accounting in anticipation of continued organizational growth. McGrew joins MFAN from...

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MFAN Welcomes New Development and Partnership Lead, Noreen O’Neil

MFAN Welcomes New Development and Partnership Lead, Noreen O’Neil A steadfast supporter of the military community, Noreen O’Neil brings more than two decades of expertise to the Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN).  As the senior director of partnerships and development, O’Neil will design, plan, and execute the annual fundraising plan as well as develop and...

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Job Opportunity: Deputy Director of Research, Military Family Nonprofit

We’re making a difference for military families —join us. The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) is seeking a full-time deputy director of research. MFAN is a nonprofit with a simple mission: connect military and veteran families to resources designed to serve them. What makes us unique is how we do it. All of our efforts...

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Job Opportunity: Director of Operations and Development

We’re making a difference for military families — join us. The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) is seeking a full-time director of operations and development to join our team. MFANis a national nonprofit with a simple mission: connect military families to decision makers and resources designed to serve them. We are looking for a polished,...

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Update on Privatized Military Housing Issue

One week ago, our organization, the Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) released a report on the condition of privatized military housing. We want to take a moment to provide a brief update. But first, a sincere thank you to the thousands of brave military families who trusted us with your stories. We brought your experiences...

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MFAN Research: Privatized Military Housing Survey Executive Summary

The mission of the Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) is to connect military families with leaders and decision makers. We share the stories of those who serve and respond to their needs through collaboration and, when needed, program development. After hearing from military families about issues with privatized military housing last October, MFAN began researching...

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