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November 30, 2011

A Word From Chaplain Phillips

Posted 09:21AM on November 30 2011 by Chaplain Mark Phillips | User Comments (19) Categories: Guest Contributor | Tags: Chaplains, Holiday gift giving

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us .. Phew!  Now it's time to sit down and find the PERFECT gift for the person we love the most. Some advice from Chaplain Mark Phillips. 

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November 29, 2011

Staying Semper Gumby During the Holidays

Posted 08:51AM on November 29 2011 by Liz Snell | User Comments (8) Categories: Guest Contributor | Tags: Handling holiday stress, Holiday stress, Holidays, Military families, Semper fi

Since often times military families don't live near parents or siblings, the holidays are spent traveling to see our peeps.  But like all military families, we are reminded that staying pliable and semper gumby is one skill that is especially necessary during this time of year. 

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November 28, 2011

Don't you just LOVE Homecomings?

Posted 09:01AM on November 28 2011 by Molly Blake | User Comments (16) Tags: Huffington post, Megan glynn, Military spouse of the year, Mission serve, Servicenation

Megan Glynn, the Air Force Spouse of the Year, and her gorgeous family are all smiles.  Why?  Read about their homecoming and how this family got through their fifth deployment.  

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November 18, 2011

Military Officers Association of America and Blue Star Families Kick off the New Year with Military Spouse Symposium and Career Fair in San Diego

Posted 21:34PM on November 18 2011 by Blue Star Families | User Comments (15) Categories: Conferences, Spouse Issues | Tags: Moaa, San diego, Spouse symposium

Military spouses, service members and veterans are invited to attend the free military Spouse Symposium & Career Fair 2012 “Keeping a Career on the Move,” co-hosted by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and Blue Star Families,  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, at the San Diego Convention Center.

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November 18, 2011

Blue Star Families is Racing to Miami for the NASCAR Championship Weekend

Posted 16:22PM on November 18 2011 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (9) Tags: Blue star families, Miami speedway, Nascar, Operation honor cards

Start your engines and get your pens handy!  NASCAR is teaming up with Blue Star Families and Operation Honor Cards!  Read about it here. 

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November 17, 2011

Program to Promote Reading among Military Children Comes to Fort Huachuca

Posted 21:48PM on November 17 2011 by Blue Star Families | User Comments (97) Categories: Books on Bases, Military Children, press releases | Tags: Books on bases, Fort huachuca

Although Fort Huachuca is the only military installation in the state without a post library, its schools and military dependents will have an opportunity to receive library-quality books when the Books on Bases literacy program comes to the Murr Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m.

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November 16, 2011

Job Opening: Professional Membership Director

Posted 10:10AM on November 16 2011 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (11) Tags: Blue star families, Career, Job opening

If you have leadership skills, the ability to recruit and develop a team, and experience working with and developing volunteers, please review this opportunity with Blue Star Families. 

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November 15, 2011

STRONG Families Group: A few openings left

Posted 11:56AM on November 15 2011 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (16) Tags: Strong, Supporting military families, University of michigan

The University of Michigan is hosting a parenting group program for military families.  There are a few spots left so get a jump on it here and now. 

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November 14, 2011

A Few Great Grandparents: Giving Back to Military Kids

Posted 12:58PM on November 14 2011 by Molly Blake | User Comments (11) Categories: Molly Blake, veterans

Leave it to veteran grandparents to step up to the plate for military children. Read a heartwarming story about some former military men and women who have become foster grandparents for some lucky mil-kids. Read on ... 

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November 11, 2011

Coming Home Series

Posted 10:35AM on November 11 2011 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (18) Tags: Red cross, Reintegration, Walmart foundation

Coming Home Series presented by Walmart is a free, confidential set of small-group facilitated sessions designed to help foster positive reconnections between family members and help service members reintegrate into civilian life. 

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