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June 29, 2011

Why We Must Act Now to Prevent Suicide

The statistics are shocking:  one suicide every 36 hours.  It's time we do something about it and thanks to an incredible ongoing grant challenge with, we will have resources to help service members and their families find support.  We want to share two stories with you so you understand why preventing suicide is part of our mission. 

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June 28, 2011

We Need You! Help Blue Star Families Prevent Military Family Suicides.

Blue Star Families needs your help!  Today, Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and craigconnects, announced a month long campaign to highlight and support nonprofits helping military families and veterans.  Blue Star Families and three other organizations will receive more than $100,000 in craigconnects grants to support our work for military families, but we need you!

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June 24, 2011

Trains, Fossils and Space Ships…a Little Boy’s Paradise!

Posted 09:53AM on June 24 2011 by Megan Glynn | User Comments (8) Categories: Guest Contributor | Tags: Blue star museums

Megan Glynn, 2011 Air Force Spouse of the Year, tells us about her recent ticket to paradise!

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June 23, 2011

Have you visited a Blue Star Museum?

Check out some of these great comments about Blue Star Museums from the Blue Star Families Facebook page!

We visited the Museum of the Earth in Ithica, NY last week! It was SOOO cool and the kids LOVED the dinosaur bones (replicas), recreations of dinos, seismographs, and fosils! :-) ~Christine Carter

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June 22, 2011

Blue Star Families Announces the Appointment of CEO and New Board Members

Posted 10:00AM on June 22 2011 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (89) Categories: press releases | Tags: Blue star families, Board of directors, Kathy roth-douquet, Press

Blue Star Families is pleased to announce Kathy Roth-Douquet's appointment to CEO as well as the addition of three new board members.

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June 20, 2011

The Home Depot "Rolls Up Its Sleeves" and Tackles Vets' Housing Issues

Posted 14:12PM on June 20 2011 by Wife on the Roller Coaster | User Comments (183) Categories: Wife on the Roller Coaster | Tags: Home depot, Housing, Veteran, Veterans housing, Wife on the roller coaster

Our friend and Blue Star Families contributor, Wife on the Roller Coaster, profiles The Home Depot Foundation's housing initiative for our military veterans. 

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June 17, 2011

"It's Time We Had a Talk"

Posted 15:46PM on June 17 2011 by Bianca Strzalkowski | User Comments (19) Categories: Guest Contributor | Tags: Military family, Military life, Military spouse magazine, Military wife

Bianca Strzalkowski, the Military Spouse of the Year, gives us some food for thought.  Read on ladies and then get ready! 

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June 15, 2011

Royal Newlyweds to Join July 10 Service Project & Veterans & Military Spouse Hiring Fair at Sony Pictures in Los Angeles

Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will join ServiceNation: Mission Serve and Blue Star Families to participate in a hiring fair and service project at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, California.

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June 15, 2011

Blue Star Museums and the Heritage Farm Museum

Posted 21:46PM on June 15 2011 by Blue Star Families | User Comments (36) Categories: Blue Star Museums | Tags: Blue star museums, Heritage farm museum, National endowment for the arts

We love to hear from our members about the programs they use and love.  Right now, we're in the middle of Season Two of Blue Star Museums.  We got this wonderful email from a member in Northern Virginia about their visit to the Heritage Farm Museum in Sterling, Virginia....

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June 15, 2011

"Our Marine"

Posted 12:45PM on June 15 2011 by Brian Holoubek | User Comments (32) Categories: Guest Contributor | Tags: Care packages, Marine corps, Mentor, Military

Brian Holoubek, a teacher in Northern Virginia, wanted to send a few care packages to a former student stationed in Afghanistan.  What he got was much more than he bargained for.  Read on friends!

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