Our Story ... Is Military Families Supporting Each Other

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Blue Star Families was formed in April 2009 by a group of military spouses to raise the awareness of the challenges of military family life with our civilian communities and leaders. Blue Star Families includes spouses and families from all services and all walks of life, including National Guard and Reserve, as well as veterans and civilians who strongly support us.

Our Mission ... Is to Support, Connect and Empower Military Families

Blue Star Families is a non-partisan, non-profit organization, created by real military families.  We are committed to supporting one another through the unique challenges of military service and asking the larger civilian population to help as well, connecting military families regardless of rank, branch of service or physical location, and empowering military family members to create the best personal and family life possible for themselves.

We do this by providing both online and local chapter-based communities and by serving as a bridge between families and support and service organizations that are striving to help make military life more sustainable.  Through outreach and involvement with national and local organizations, civilian communities and government entities, Blue Star Families works hand in hand to share the pride of service, promote healthier families, aid in our military readiness and contribute to our country's strength. Our programs include Books on Bases, Blue Star Museums, Operation Honor Corp, Blue Star Theatres and several military spouse employment initiatives including Blue Star Spouse Networks and Blue Star Jobs.  

One of the many ways BSF empowers families is through its prestigious Fellowship  Program

Launched in response to a widening unemployment gap among military spouses, the Fellowship Program is a unique leadership opportunity. Fellows are sponsored by corporate partners who share a commitment to support and enrich military families and their respective communities. 

Meet our fellows here. 


Millions of active duty, Reserve and National Guard Service members are serving our country.  Many have a family that participates in the service members’ sacrifice but is often overlooked by government and civilian organizations.  And because we in military service make up only one percent of the country’s total population, most Americans don’t have first-hand knowledge of the military experience.