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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 […]

MFRI celebrates the Month of the Military Child

Every April we celebrate the Month of the Military Child, showing appreciation for approximately 2 million military children who serve alongside their parents. Military children play an important role in the armed forces community

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.

Celebrating veterans on Veterans Day and every day

On Veterans Day we want to thank our veterans for their service and sacrifice to this country, without them this great nation would not be what it is today. MFRI is committed to ensuring that veterans feel honored and are supported.