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May is National Military Appreciation Month

May is National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM), and the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University urges all citizens to pay special tribute to current and former members of the Armed Forces, including those who have died in service to the country.

MFRI celebrates 20th anniversary in joint gala with Center for Families 

The Center for Families and the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University held a joint anniversary celebration on April 1, marking 25 years for CFF and 20 for MFRI. The event, titled “Forging Better Futures for Families,” attracted a capacity crowd of more than 120 to Spurgeon Club at Mackey Arena. Among the guests present were CFF founding donor Lorene Burkhart, several CFF founding advocates, members of the CFF and MFRI advisory councils, and faculty members, staff and donors affiliated with the centers.

Videos now available for Thompson Research Award winner and finalists 

Videos are now available from the celebration of the 2021 Barbara Thompson Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families Award.  The virtual event, a collaborative effort of the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University and Military REACH at Auburn University, was held Feb. 15, 2022.   Visit the YouTube links below to see presentations by […]

Applications open for Focus Forward Fellowship

The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University (MFRI) is now accepting applications for the 2022 Focus Forward Fellowship. The Fellowship is a competitive program designed to build skills, leadership and a sense of community among women student veterans and service members. 

MFRI, Military REACH to celebrate Thompson Award winner and finalists

The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University and Military REACH at Auburn University invite you to a virtual event celebrating the winners and finalists of the 2021 Barbara Thompson Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families Award­­­.

Reaching Rural Veterans helps connect services to people in need

In collaboration with food pantries and faith-based communities, MFRI’s Reaching Rural Veterans (RRV) connects former service members with needed services and benefits through resource fairs and one-on-one education at food pantries in rural areas.

MFRI stands with the AAPI community

MFRI and other organizations committed to supporting service members, veterans, caregivers, survivors, and their families, express strong condemnation of the recent wave of violence against individuals of Asian descent in our country, and to express our solidarity with Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.