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… Read full post

Influencers Meet in Washington, DC to Address Key Military and Veteran Family Needs

Influencers Meet in Washington, DC to Address Key Military and Veteran Family Needs. Military Family Advisory Network Hosts Solutions Summit in Honor of Fifth Anniversary WASHINGTON — The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN), a national non-profit of military spouses, marked its fifth anniversary by convening its current and former advisory board members as well as… Read full post

TRICARE Changes: What you need to know

There are two big changes coming to TRICARE on Jan. 1, 2018. Here’s a quick breakdown of what you need to know and what you need to do. What you need to know: Regardless of whether you are overseas or stateside, TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra will be replaced by TRICARE Select. According to,… Read full post

Changes to Military Retirement: Who, What, When, and Why

By now you’ve heard about the impending changes to the military retirement system. We’re here to break down what it means and explain who will be affected — and when. For lots more information about military retirement and financial readiness, including training on the new Blended Retirement System, visit Who? Service members who have… Read full post

Check Out MWR Programs This Holiday Season

When was the last time you took part in an MWR-sponsored activity? Have you checked out MWR rentals lately? What about an MWR-sponsored getaway? During this holiday season, take advantage of everything your MWR office has to offer. Hosting a party? Could you use additional tables or chairs? Check out your MWR. It often has… Read full post

14 Money Saving Holiday Hacks For MilFams

Don’t let the holiday rush get the best of your wallet. Spend smart with these tips from MFAN advisors. 1. Plan ahead via GIPHY If you’re playing host this year, plan out your menu and create your shopping list in advance—that way, as sales start rolling in you can buy items on sale. Check out… Read full post

Apply to join MFAN today!

MFAN advisors are knowledgeable, solutions-oriented leaders with a common goal — to support and empower military families. We do not create new programs—our focus is communication, and accessing our network to communicate to the military family community. MFAN focuses on … Communicating with each other to understand the challenges that face our families Communicating with… Read full post

The Congressional Award 4-1-1

Have you heard of the Congressional Award? The Congressional Award is open to all ages 14 to 24 and all U.S. citizens in that age group living overseas, regardless of physical or developmental disabilities. This military-friendly program — which promotes volunteerism, personal development, expedition, and physical fitness — can be completed no matter where you… Read full post

Meet Advisory Board Member Rebekah Sanderlin

This month’s featured advisor, Rebekah Sanderlin, is an Army spouse, mom, and author. Rebekah’s areas of focus within the military include deployments, relocations, and financial challenges. As a mother of three, Rebekah saw first-hand the challenges that military kids face, so she co-created the Home Is Where book series, designed to help military children overcome… Read full post

MCRMC Myth Busters

In late January, the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) presented its recommendations to the President and Congress. What does the MCRMC do, again? The MCRMC was established by the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to review the existing military compensation and retirement systems. The MCRMC began work on its recommendations report in… Read full post

Be Smart, Stay Safe

In a perfect world, military families would be able to freely express their military pride. These families make sacrifices every day to protect and serve our country, and deserve to be recognized for their strength, courage, and resilience. However, today, self-identifying as a member of the military community can be dangerous, so it’s important for… Read full post

And the survey says…

In August 2014 MFAN conducted a survey (its first) to: Understand which programs military families like and depend on Identify gaps between military family needs and resources The Military Family Support Programming Survey received over 17,000 unique responses from 1,500 participants, of which nearly 90 percent were military spouses. The questions were almost completely open-ended… Read full post