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The Interservice Family Assistance Committee (ISFAC) is a voluntary military cooperative partnership organized to provide multi-service networking for training and assistance to ensure Total Force Family Readiness.
Our purpose is to provide assistance to families regardless of service component.
The goal of the ISFAC is to strengthen existing family assistance delivery systems in the event of mobilization, deployment, or natural disaster through the interaction of committee members.
Many issues surrounding quality of life and family well-being can only be addressed by states. Across the nation current focuses are being developed in regards to spouse employment, including unemployment compensation for transferring military spouses, in-state tuition allowances, financial readiness, education, and the pressing needs of severely injured service members and their families. Many state leaders share our concern for the welfare of our Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve service members and their families living within their borders, and we look forward to making significant progress in the future.
North Dakota ISFAC is currently focusing on six key topics; family support, educational benefits, license and registration benefits, tax and financial breaks, state employee
"“Our soldiers and their families make enormous sacrifices for us, too often in what Winston Churchill called “blood, sweat, and tears.” As our soldiers put their lives on the line—and on hold—to protect our country, their families and friends must muster their strength and courage and stand strong for their loved ones who are deployed, even as they face their own fears and confront their own doubts. ISFAC knows that behind every soldier is a wife, a husband, a parent, an employer – a family and a network of friends and neighbors who support them; and, behind them is ISFAC. I have so much admiration for this group. They are there for the families when it may seem like too much; they help our soldiers’ loved ones remain resilient and hopeful in these challenging times. To the ISFAC, we say thank you, for you, too, make sacrifices for our country.”
“While North Dakota’s bravest are fighting to protect our freedom, the men and women of ISFAC are caring for those that matter most to those servicemen and women. They work tirelessly to ensure those families have the support they need while their loved one is away from home. From employment and education benefits to family support, ISFAC provides a helping hand to the families of our soldiers in their time of greatest need.”
“I am very impressed with the Inter-Service Family Assistance Committee and what they have done to help so many military families during the deployment of their loved ones. I’ve watched the ISFAC work tirelessly to reach out, to help out, and to lift up those families with strong and continuing support while their loved ones are away. During wartime there are a lot of Americans who serve in various ways, but there should be special recognition of the extraordinary service to our country offered by those who run the ISFAC support group.”
“The members of our military make tremendous sacrifices when they are called to duty, regardless of whether they serve in the Guard, Reserve or Active Duty. Often less noticed are the sacrifices made by their families as well, and we owe them a debt of gratitude. Groups such as the Inter-Service Family Assistance Committee are an essential part of the strong support network needed to ease the burden put on our military families.”
"My number one priority is taking care of family members and service members.The Inter-Service Family Assistance Committee, or ISFAC, clearly shows howcommunities and groups can help bridge the support to families. With eachNorth Dakota deployment and redeployment, Soldiers and Airmen are asked toanswer the call to duty. The ISFAC, in turn, recognizes and responds to thecall by assisting affected families. Community support is critical inhelping families carry the load of deployments. I thank the members of theISFAC for their commitment to supporting our heroes and their families."
ISFAC members stem from a myriad of different groups from North Dakota, including all branches of the military, government agencies, veteran service organizations, child and youth services, faith communities and those community agencies specific to our state.
Please contact Shelle Michaels - ShelleMichaels@SoldiersAngels.org for more information on joining ISFAC in support of North Dakota service members, veterans and their families.
Former GFAFB Commander Colonel John Michel says...
“As we think of the many selfless actions demanded of military members and their loved ones across the globe, the willingness to deploy anywhere, anytime serves as a tangible reminder of the sacrifice being made in homes across America every day. Every deployment reflects the deep commitment of not only the deploying member, but of the many friends and loved ones who are left behind to aid in answering our nations call. Selfless men, women and children who are called upon to set aside their personal comfort and convenience to support the heroes they call mom, dad, father, mother, brother, sister, friend. So as it turns out, deployments reflect all that makes this country great as they remind us of what can be accomplished when people choose to think less about themselves and more about others-simply because it's the right thing to do!”
Former MAFB Commander Colonel Joel S. Westa says...
"Families are the foundation of our Air Force. If it weren't for the dedication and sacrifices of our military families, service members would not be as prepared to focus on the mission. We are blessed with strong, resilient families - and an incredibly supportive community that we call Team Minot. We are deeply thankful for the support these Airmen, their families and their friends willingly give to this great nation day in and day out."