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The MFAN blog spotlights the latest news affecting our community.

State of the State: Texas

  Military Family Advisory Network’s (MFAN) research over three years revealed that an alarming number of military families face food insecurity. One in eight survey respondents in 2019 reported experiencing food insecurity. Our data showed that survey respondents in Texas were experiencing higher frequencies of food insecurity among national respondents, with one in six families...

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We’re Hiring a Deputy Director of External Relations – Communications!

Deputy Director of External Relations – Communications The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN), a national nonprofit that serves military and veteran families, is hiring a detail-oriented professional to lead our communications efforts. This role is focused on ensuring families and our partners are connected to MFAN, our mission, and our programs. Under our director of...

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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 a Network Engagement Manager!

Network Engagement Manager The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN), a national nonprofit that serves military and veteran families, is hiring a skilled, agile, detail-oriented professional to manage our advisory board and local engagement efforts. The advisory board is MFAN’s hallmark program, it convenes leaders and influencers in the military family community—from across the country—to discuss...

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We’re Hiring a Digital Marketing Manager!

Digital Marketing Manager The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) is seeking a full-time, remote, digital marketing manager to join our team.  The Manager of Digital Marketing handles all strategic online initiatives for an organization. Since this is a managerial-level position, this position spearheads initiatives from ideation, to creation, to execution. From there, a great Digital Marketing Manager monitors and analyzes metrics in order to adjust initiatives and campaigns...

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We’re Hiring a Grant and Proposal Writer!

Grant and Proposal Writer 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, grammar lover who can balance...

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We’re Hiring TWO 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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We’re Hiring a Junior Qualitative Research Analyst!

The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) a national nonprofit that serves military and veteran families, is seeking a full-time junior data analyst to assist with qualitative research focused on military families, service members, and veterans. This position is a remote opportunity reporting to the senior director of research and program evaluation. About MFAN Research: All...

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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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Pioneers in the Air

Image by Vernon Greene, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs   While Black soldiers had been fighting for the United States since the Revolutionary War, they were not afforded the opportunity to pursue specialty roles or leadership command. During World War I, many unsuccessfully sought to enlist and train as military pilots. It was more than...

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Wells Fargo Joins Military Family Advisory Network to Support Housing and Financial Health Coalitions

  The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) is pleased to announce a continued collaboration with Wells Fargo, reinforcing the commitment of both to healthy, safe, and affordable housing and financial wellness and stability of military families.   MFAN’s work focuses on the modern military family and clearly understanding the support needs of a group that is statistically...

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Food Resources for Military Families with School-Aged Children

    You may have seen the news today about Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) and SNAP expansion. Here’s the scoop: President Biden signed an executive order calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Congress to issue new guidance that allows states to increase the emergency benefits available via P-EBT and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to ensure...

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