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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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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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Military Online Financial Education Program Hits Major Unique User Milestone, Expands Smart Investing Capabilities to Match Growing Demand

Military Online Financial Education Program Hits Major Unique User Milestone, Expands Smart Investing Capabilities to Match Growing Demand   WASHINGTON — The Military Family Advisory Network’s (MFAN) MilCentsSM, an online social learning financial education program, reached a milestone of 11,087 unique program participants in 2018, a 33 percent increase from 2017. MilCents introduces military families...

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Food Insecurity Coalition Updates: Government Shutdown Edition

Last week, the Military Family Food Insecurity Coalition met to discuss how we can work together to support families facing hardships caused by the government shutdown. Here is an aggregated list of all members’ resources and information families should be aware of. MFAN will continue to update this blog post and MilMapSMas we become aware...

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Military Family Advisory Network, SEED SPOT, and Booz Allen Hamilton Team Up to Support Military Spouse Entrepreneurs

Military Family Advisory Network, SEED SPOT, and Booz Allen Hamilton Team Up to Support Military Spouse Entrepreneurs Twenty military spouses will participate in entrepreneurship training program in Washington, DC.   Washington, DC: The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN), SEED SPOT, and Booz Allen Hamilton have teamed up to send 20 military spouses to the SEED...

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16 indicators of military family support align with MFAN research

16 indicators of military family support align with MFAN research By Shelley Kimball, Ph.D., research director, Military Family Advisory Network. We know that when military families are healthy and functioning well, active duty members’ contributions to service are that much more effective. Now we have another way of understanding the indicators for evaluating family readiness....

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