Military Family Advisory Network Releases Survey Findings, Recommendations

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Over 1,500 military family members assess value of programs and services.

MFAN empowers military families to advocate for themselves by arming them with the tools and information they need to thrive.

On Monday, Jan. 12, the Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) will release its report based on results from the Military Support Programming Survey 2014, the first survey to ask military family members directly what resources they find most valuable. The findings and the accompanying report detail MFAN’s research into the services available to military families, the perceived quality of these programs, and where there are gaps between military family needs and resources offered.

The report also includes recommendations that MFAN developed based on the more than 17,000 unique responses from more than 1,500 participants, recommendations intended to inform forthcoming policy and budgetary decisions affecting military families. The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, established by Congress’ National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 to evaluate service member compensation and benefit structures, will consider MFAN’s findings and recommendations for its own report, due out in February 2015.

Data Release Details
What: Online release of the Military Support Programming Report 2014
When: Jan. 12, 2015, at midnight EST

For media inquiries: Contact Emma Scherer at info(at)militaryfamilyadvisorynetwork(dot)org or 805-358-9659.

Gain Early Access to the Findings: Media representatives can gain early access to the embargoed survey results, recommendations and executive summary on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at 11 a.m. EST.

Representatives Available for Interviews:

  • Shelley Kimball, Ph.D., primary investigator and advisor, Military Family Advisory Network
  • Shannon Razsadin, executive director, Military Family Advisory Network

The Military Family Advisory Network is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to building a community of military and veteran families at home and abroad who are well-informed about resources designed to serve them; equipped with tools for success; connected to leaders who serve the military family community; and embraced by the general public. We translate the needs of military families in a way that service providers can understand, and translate services in a way that speaks to our families. To learn more about MFAN, visit http://www.militaryfamilyadvisorynetwork.org.

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