It is with deep sadness, frustration, confusion, and even anger that our community watches the Taliban advancement unfolding in Afghanistan right now. Our hearts break for our entire military community, and especially our allies in Afghanistan.
Secure Families Initiative Director Sarah Streyder and volunteer Erin Anhalt co-authored an editorial published by DefenseOne about “three critical areas for investment that deserve attention” in Pentagon budget debates.
According to reports, President Biden is expected to announce a full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11th, 2021. We enthusiastically commend the White House for taking this important step toward ending endless wars.
Military families deserve a seat at every table that deliberates the policies that affect their lives, whether common like housing or world-changing like declaring war. Now is the time to push for inclusion.
By: Janessa Schilmoeller. 2020 has been filled with unexpected challenges, and the recent election cycle was no different. This election was especially difficult for members of our military community who went to great lengths to have their votes counted. Despite the challenges of voting during a global pandemic, the United States saw record turnout, with […]
In a typical year, absentee military voters face disproportionate challenges to the ballot box. In 2020, the complications of a worldwide pandemic and slower USPS delivery times created even more challenges to successfully casting our ballots. We have gathered and are sharing some stories of these unique pain points for military family voters.
In politics as well as culture, representations of military life can be very two-dimensional. While there’s a focus on the happy homecomings, the dreaded departures and every human grind experience in between are often overlooked. What happens when that understanding is lost? And how can military family members and veterans help reclaim our narrative?