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October 29, 2010

Blue Star Families, the Ellen Show, Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden!

This week, I was privileged to travel to Los Angeles to be a guest of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. I wouldn’t realize the gravity of this opportunity until later when I would be onstage with three of the women I love the most. A diva could get spoiled: Charles and I were picked up at the airport in a limo and taken to the Sheraton Hotel in Universal City.

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October 28, 2010

Live Blog of BSF on the Ellen DeGeneres Show

On Thursday, October 28,2010, at 3pm EST, Blue Star Families Development Director, Pamela Stokes Eggleston, will be appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.  Join us for a live blog of the event!

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October 27, 2010

Ask the Milies: New Army wife info for Flores23

Posted 19:36PM on October 27 2010 by Jacqueline Goodrich | User Comments (20) Categories: Ask the Milies, Jacqueline de Moore Goodrich, Spouse Issues | Tags: Army, Ask the milies, Jacqueline goodrich, Military spouse

Hello everyone... I have been engaged to my soldier for about 2 years and we are finally tying the knot next year after he gets back from deployment. Now I would like as much information for a new army wife as possible.

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October 27, 2010

An Ideal Candidate: A Military Spouse

Posted 01:13AM on October 27 2010 by Kristen Maszarose, MSCCN | User Comments (27) Categories: MSCCN, Spouse Issues | Tags: Career, Employees, Job, Kristen maszarose, Military spouse, Military spouse corporate career network, Msccn

Nowadays, employers have several hundreds or thousands of resumes to sort through for one available position.  Of course, the appropriate education and experience are important factors to fulfill a job opening; however, other characteristics need to be of the same importance.

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October 21, 2010

How to Truly "Support Our Troops" and Our Nation Part II

Posted 09:00AM on October 21 2010 by Vivian Greentree | User Comments (11) Categories: Spouse Issues, Vivian Greentree | Tags: Pbs, This emotional life, Vivian greentree

Yes, there are challenges that come with being a military family. They range from small inconveniences to life-altering occurrences that no family wants to face. Inestimable costs include missed birthdays and holidays, worrying about your loved one’s safety, and the stress upon relationships.

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October 20, 2010

"Most Important Documents" for Amanda C

Posted 08:00AM on October 20 2010 by Kerry-Ann Ellington | User Comments (6) Categories: Ask the Milies, Kerry-Ann Ellington, Spouse Issues | Tags: Ask the milies, Documents, Kerry-ann ellington, Military spouse

Dear Milies,

What would you say were the most important documents that every milspouse should have on hand and kept safe at any given time? (Besides the obvious social security cards, marriage license and birth cert.)

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October 18, 2010

Military Suicides: Where's the "It Gets Better" for Troops?

Posted 08:25AM on October 18 2010 by Alison Buckholtz | User Comments (24) Categories: Alison Buckholtz, Spouse Issues, Wounded Warriors | Tags: Los angeles times, Mental illness, Suicide

I've watched all of the "It Gets Better" videos that have crossed my desktop since the campaign began. In these affecting testimonials prompted by the increase in suicides of young gay men, celebrities and public figures speak out to reassure those bullied about their sexuality that the pressures do eventually ease.

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October 15, 2010

Ask the Milies: A question from a seasoned veteran.

Posted 20:08PM on October 15 2010 by Jacqueline Goodrich | User Comments (6) Categories: Ask the Milies, Jacqueline de Moore Goodrich, Spouse Issues, veterans | Tags: Ask the milies, Deployment, Housing, Jacqueline goodrich, Vietnam

We felt this question was very important to post. It wasn't from someone seeking help and advice for a current military family, but something a veteran wife wanted to know about how this new generation of wives is living.

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October 14, 2010

Blue Star Museums Art Contest Winners!

Posted 22:12PM on October 14 2010 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (45) Categories: Blue Star Museums, Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Art contest, Blue star museums, Military children

We're thrilled to announce the winners of our Blue Star Museums art contest.  The competition was stiff, but these kids rose to the top!

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October 11, 2010

The Invisible Injuries of War

Posted 08:40AM on October 11 2010 by Saralyn Mark, MD | User Comments (7) Tags: Saralyn mark, Tbi, Traumatic brain injury, Veterans, War, Washington post

Check out this letter to the editor in the Washington Post from Blue Star Families member Saralyn Mark.  Saralyn is women's health expert and an associate professor of medicine at Yale and Georgetown Universities. She is also the spouse of an Iraq war veteran.

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