Virginia Cooperative Extension part of network helping military families across America

The Military Families Learning Network helps military family service professionals with family development, military caregiving, personal finance, and network literacy topics through engaged online communities. Photo credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mozer O. Da Cunha

The Military Families Learning Network helps military family service professionals with family development, military caregiving, personal finance, and network literacy topics through engaged online communities. Photo credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mozer O. Da Cunha

BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 26, 2014 – The Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) has received a grant from the Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will allow it to continue and expand its work serving military family service professionals around the world.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Specialist Sarah Baughman and Extension Project Associate Brigitte Scott are working with the MFLN as part of its leadership team. Baughman is the national project leader, while Scott is the evaluation and research leader for the network.

Kyle Kostelecky, project director at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Elbert Dickey, principal investigator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, announced that the new award will be housed at the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education on the University of Illinois campus.

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