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December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays from Blue Star Families

Posted 19:15PM on December 23 2010 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (17) Categories: Military Children, Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Happy holidays, Holiday cards, Lynne margeaux, Military children

Happy Holidays from our military family to yours!

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December 21, 2010

Top Ten Job Searching Tips

Posted 13:02PM on December 21 2010 by Aaron Brodniak, MSCCN Career Development Volunteer | User Comments (18) Categories: Guest Contributor, MSCCN, Spouse Issues | Tags: Aaron brodniak, Job search, Military spouse corporate career network, Msccn

There are many resources available for job searching, but I have found that the following 10 are consistently recommended by job search experts and human resource professionals which I have either seen speak live or read via Internet research and books. My gratitude goes out to those who fully immerse themselves into the many intricacies of job searching, without them this list would not be possible.

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December 20, 2010

Operation Marriage: My First Anniversary

Posted 08:30AM on December 20 2010 by Rebekah Sanderlin | User Comments (15) Categories: Rebekah Sanderlin, Spouse Issues | Tags: Marriage, Military relationships, Operation marriage, Rebekah sanderlin

Today is mine and my husband’s first anniversary. Not the anniversary of the day when I talked my parents into spending too much money on a party, though. Rather, today is our first real anniversary — the first one we have actually earned.

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December 17, 2010

Famous Mom (Dr. Jill Biden) Calls Troops 'My Extended Family'

Since her husband took office nearly two years ago, Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, has been tireless in her work to bring light to the challenges military families face. Whether she's traveling to the deserts of Iraq or to a stateside child care center, Dr. Biden is intent on one mission: boosting support to servicemembers and their families. As a military mom herself, she feels it's the least she can do.

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December 15, 2010

Jack Black Supports Blue Star Families on The Jay Leno Show

Posted 23:59PM on December 15 2010 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (22) Categories: Stephanie Himel-Nelson, VIP | Tags: Gulliver's travels, Jack black. jason segel, Jay leno, The little drummer boy

Jack Black and Jason Segel have a wonderful new recording of The Little Drummer Boy out for the holidays.  But the best part is that the two talented performers are donating all of their proceeds to Blue Star Families.  We can't think of a better demonstration of the holiday spirit then to help out military families.

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December 14, 2010

Free Bedtime Stories for Military Children

Posted 21:38PM on December 14 2010 by Alison Sansone | User Comments (23) Categories: Deployment, Military Children, Videos | Tags: Alison sansone, Be there bedtime stories, Military kids, Reading

Hey Military Families - I think we can help…

I'm launching a website that offers webcam bedtime stories for families that are far apart. I was inspired to build the site because of my frustration being so far from my nieces - unable to be a part of their development and unable to be recognized when I would visit once a year. Well naturally, grandparents and military parents certainly share the same, if not greater, frustration!

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December 10, 2010

You're Invited to a USAA/BSF Twitter Party!

Posted 11:00AM on December 10 2010 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (22) Categories: Stephanie Himel-Nelson, USAA | Tags: Ask june, Finances, Holidays, Jj montanaro, June walbert, Twitter party, Usaa

To help out your military family, USAA and Blue Star Families are joining forces to throw a holiday Twitter party! USAA's experts June Walbert and J.J. Montanaro will be answering your questions about managing finances during the holidays. Join us from 8-9 PM EST on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 on Twitter. Follow the #USAA/BSF hashtag to follow the conversation and make sure you're following @BlueStarFamily, @AskJune_USAA and @jj_USAA as we

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December 07, 2010

Jack Black and Jason Segel Donate Holiday Song Proceeds to Military Families

Posted 13:57PM on December 07 2010 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (16) Categories: Stephanie Himel-Nelson, VIP | Tags: Donation, Gulliver's travels, Itunes, Jack black, Jason segel, Little drummer boy, Military families

Two comedy giants have teamed up to support military families this holiday season. 

Jack Black and Jason Segel, co-stars of the new movie Gulliver's Travels, have recorded a holiday classic to benefit our military families. The song, The Little Drummer Boy, is available for download on iTunes.

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December 06, 2010

Ask the Milies: Checklist for PCS?

Posted 09:00AM on December 06 2010 by Jacqueline Goodrich | User Comments (27) Categories: Ask the Milies, Jacqueline de Moore Goodrich, Spouse Issues | Tags: Ask the milies, Dity, Jacqueline goodrich, Military moving, Pcs

You know those wedding planners that you can buy from Barnes and Noble that have a month-by-month or week-by-week checklist for planning a wedding?  Is there any similar resource for PCSing (both DITY and military move)?  I know I really could have used one, since this was my first PCS! ~JG

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December 03, 2010

Keep in Touch this Holiday Season with Google Voice

Posted 12:57PM on December 03 2010 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (22) Categories: Deployment, news, Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Deployment, Google voice, Military families, Sesame street family connections

The holidays can be difficult for military families.  We may be missing a loved one who is deployed and chances are we're living far from family and friends.  Luckily, Google is teaming up with Blue Star Families and Sesame Street to make communicating with your loved ones a little bit easier this year by providing a calling credit for international calls, exclusively for military families.

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