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July 30, 2011

A Very Special Girl Scout Troop

Posted 12:42PM on July 30 2011 by Molly Blake | User Comments (125) Categories: Guest Contributor, Molly Blake | Tags: Girl scouts, Montana army national guard, Operation honor cards

The Girl Scouts have pledged thousands of hours of community service in support of Operation Honor Cards and Blue Star Families is forever grateful for their outreach.  Most recently an Army National Guard Soldier hosted a girl scout troop in Iraq and tells us her story. 

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July 29, 2011

Is That A Humuhumunukunukuapuaa?

Posted 16:56PM on July 29 2011 by Regina Galvin | User Comments (9) Categories: Blue Star Museums | Tags: Blue star museums, Hawaii, Regina galvin

The title of this post speaks (literally) for itself!  Is That a Humuhumunukunukuapuaa can only mean one thing:  an amazing Blue Star Museum visit!  Read on ...

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July 28, 2011

There's an APP for that!

Posted 10:04AM on July 28 2011 by James Kelley | User Comments (23) Categories: Guest Contributor, veterans | Tags: Facebook, Military life, Military moving, Social media

Check out an uber-cool new Facebook application that connects military folks through shared service experiences.  Now there's an APP for that!

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July 26, 2011

The White House Twitter Town Hall and the Military

Posted 11:43AM on July 26 2011 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (9) Categories: VIP | Tags: Defense spending, Employment, President obama, Social media, Twitter, Twitter town hall, Veterans, White house

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend President Obama's first Twitter Town Hall at the White House for Blue Star Families. I paid close attention to the tweets regarding the military, defense spending, and veterans.

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July 25, 2011

Job Skills You Didn’t Know You Had!

Staring at a blank computer screen and wondering how your "job" as a military spouse will translate to the real world. Fear not .. it WILL!  Let Deb Kloeppel show you how.

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July 24, 2011

An Old-Fashioned Letter

Posted 19:10PM on July 24 2011 by Brittany Barry | User Comments (25) Categories: Guest Contributor

Bills, bills, bills ... and then one day, Brittany Barry receives a dusty letter from her deployed husband.  Ahhh the thrill of an old-fashioned letter. 

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July 21, 2011

A Blue Star Garden

Posted 17:05PM on July 21 2011 by Ann Marie Detavernier | User Comments (6751) Categories: Guest Contributor | Tags: Ann marie detavernier, Germany, Military families, Military life, Military spouse

Ann Marie Detavernier writes about the Baumholder Military Commuity Garden. Read about her genius idea and why more gardens should begin copping up in military communities. 

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July 20, 2011

Leadville Mining Museum - a Rocky Mountain Visit

Posted 22:42PM on July 20 2011 by Molly Blake | User Comments (48) Categories: Blue Star Museums, Molly Blake | Tags: Blue star museums, Colorado, Leadville, Molly blake

Head down into the depths of the earth to check out the Leadville Mining Museum! 

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July 20, 2011

Operation Paperback Kicks off Another Season!

Posted 21:38PM on July 20 2011 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (8) Categories: Operation: Appreciation | Tags: Operation appreciation, Operation paperback

Help our troops escape into a good book with Operation Paperback!  Check it out! Get it ... "check it" out ... like a library book!  

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July 18, 2011

Denver's Museum of Contemporary Art Earns a Perfect Score!

Posted 08:37AM on July 18 2011 by Regina Galvin | User Comments (10) Categories: Blue Star Museums | Tags: Blue star museums, Denver

Regina Galvin discovers a new appreciation for Contemporary Art after a Blue Star Museum Visit!  

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