The second pillar of the MAAF mission is to education military personnel and leaders on how best to support atheists and humanists in the military. Unfortunately much of this education also involves answer why we should receive support. The education we provide is often one-on-one in local group meetings, online, and in individual and conference calls. These meetings relate to a growing body of resources including documents, research, policy statements, and personal experiences that can better communicate our needs and empower those in power to provide for our needs. In many ways, the support MAAF provides is like that of a religious denomination for its adherents. Below is a selection of many resources.