More military families than ever have shared their experience in the 2023 survey — Now it’s time to bring their stories to life

Since 2015, MFAN’s Military Family Support Programming Survey has been the trusted source for insight into the support needs of military and veteran families. This national study is fielded every two years and provides an opportunity for military-connected individuals to amplify their lived experiences, shape the narrative around military life, and inspire change where it’s needed most.

This engaging event offers both in-person and virtual attendance options and features MFAN’s Insights team, expert analysis, messages from government and business leaders, and military family member testimonials.

What to Expect

  • The Military Family Support Programming Survey is designed to capture the wide-ranging experiences of the military-connected community: active duty military personnel, National Guard members, reservists, veterans, retirees, spouses and partners, caregivers, and survivors.
  • Findings span critical topics like child care, employment, family relationships, financial readiness, food insecurity, health and well-being, housing, military-to-civilian transition, and more.
  • The 2023 report categorizes findings into four pillars — healthy bodies, healthy families, healthy homes, and healthy futures — and offers tangible recommendations to strengthen the well-being of military families, promote military-civilian relations, and sustain the all-volunteer force.
  • MFAN’s research does not live on a shelf; it is designed for action and real-world application. The results from this survey lead to informed decision-making across public, private, and nonprofit sectors to create policies, programs, and resources that support family well-being and force readiness.