Please participate in these MAMF projects

DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2021

The E PLURIBUS UNUM–GRAICE Project (Gender, Religion, Race, Identity, Culture, Ethnicity in the Military Family) is an ongoing multimedia project that explores the question, “How does one unite in service and still keep one’s personhood?” MAMF is using an anonymous community survey that identifies respondents by gender, religion, race, identity, ethnicity, and culture allowing them to share their stories in context. MAMF received a grant from the McCune Foundation to publish a book based on these stories and insights, and has an ongoing podcast series with discussions about identity in military and veteran families. Take the survey here: https://forms.gle/pb9t4yskLNoy9cH29

DEADLINE: JUNE 27, 2021

Did you know that the Museum of the American Military Family has created an original play about the experiences of LGBTQ military/military families? 

On June 27 at 2 pm PDT the play SHOUT! will be performed virtually. Instead of selling tickets, the museum is inviting people to make a donation of $5.00-10.00 towards the performance. Anyone who donates will receive a link to this special one-time event. Here is the link:  https://fundly.com/shout

DEADLINE: JULY 2, 2021

MAMF will observe the 75th anniversary of the opening of Defense Department Dependents Schools in Europe and the Far East by releasing a commemorative anthology,  “SCHOOLING WITH UNCLE SAM.” This is a chance for you to preserve a unique history and to be a part of it.  If you have an interesting story or two to share, please submit it for the anthology. Your piece should be first-person and can be as long or short as you choose. You can submit up to three different pieces for the book. Authors included in the anthology will receive a free copy of the book in lieu of payment.

We especially need stories about the following topics: historic events impacting the school, support and administrative staff, teacher’s unions, dorm life, special academic/cultural exchanges, saying goodbye, death of friend or teachers, graduation and going back to visit the school after graduation. 

Stories should be sent to olsonallen@msn.com


New Mexico families can support the Museum of the American Military Family when they shop at Smith’s


The Kroger Co. Family of Stores is committed to bringing hope and help to local neighborhoods and organizations through their Inspiring Donations program. New Mexico’s Smith’s Food & Drug participates to give customers the opportunity to donate to local causes.

When you to link your Rewards card to the Museum of the American Military Family  (Organization IA946), Smith’s Food & Drug donates .5% of every eligible purchase. The more you shop, the more money the museum will earn!


If you have any questions, please email SmithsInspiringDonations@sfdc.com or visit their website at http://www.smithsfoodanddrug.com/inspire .

Here’s how it works:

1. Create a digital account.

A digital account is needed to participate in Smith’s Inspiring Donations. If you already have a digital account, simply link your Shopper’s Card to your account so that all transactions apply toward the organization you choose.

2. Link your Card to an organization. The Museum of the American Military Family is IA946

Select the organization that you wish to support. Here’s how:

  • Sign in to your digital account.
  • Search for your organization. (The museum is IA946)
  • Enter the name or organization number.
  • Select the Museum of the American Military Family from the list and click “Save”.
  • Your choice will also display in the Smith’s Inspiring Donations section of your account. If you need to review or revisit your organization, you can always do so under your Account details.

3. The museum earns. (Thank you!)

Note, if you are a customer, make sure you have a preferred store selected to view participating organizations.  Any transactions moving forward using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program, at no added cost to you. This is a very easy way to support the Museum of the American Military Family. 


When you shop with Amazon, you can support the museum!

Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “Museum of the American Military Family and Learning Center” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us. 

How it works: 
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone 
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features 
3. Select “Museum of the American Military Family and Learning Center” as your charity 
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app