Thursday Three is Here!


Earlier this week, MFAN shared the findings of our 2019 Military Family Support Programming Survey during an exciting, virtual event presented by Cerner Government Services. This event represented the culmination of a tremendous amount of effort by so many people – starting with you as opened your hearts and with courage and truth, shared the stories…

The Real Cost of Moving


Every move can set a military family back about $5,000. That’s money they’ll never be reimbursed for and will never recover. And military families move, on average, every two to three years. MFAN has collected data from military families over the past four years that shows that financial stress is a primary burden during the…

Even Before the Pandemic, Domestic Violence was a Problem in the Military Community 


“I received severe emotional abuse from my military spouse. Finally got strength to leave after a marriage of over 40 years,” — a divorced military spouse.  Military family members have whispered for decades about Intimate Partner Violence in our community. We’ve heard stories about friends and neighbors. We’ve been confidants for friends who needed help….

New Data Sheds Light on Health Care Needs


Dialing my on-post clinic and telling a receptionist that I needed help for depression was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Admitting that I couldn’t power through on my own was terrifying—so terrifying, that it took me more than a year to work up the nerve to do it.   The receptionist quickly scheduled…