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October 31, 2011

The 2012 Military Family Lifestyle Survey is Here!

It's that time again! Time to tell Blue Star Families the issues that are most important to your military family. If you are a military family member, veteran or service member, BSF would like to hear from you.

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October 25, 2011

Most Heroes Wear Capes ... My Hero Wears Combat Boots!

Posted 11:51AM on October 25 2011 by Molly Blake | User Comments (13) Tags: The forever moments

When my husband got home from Iraq, he met his five-month old daughter.  I have the perfect photo of this moment and no good way to show it off.  Help is here!  

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October 21, 2011

2011 Hiring our Heroes Veterans Event: Hawaii

Posted 10:05AM on October 21 2011 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (19) Categories: veterans | Tags: Hickam, Hiring our heroes, National chamber of commerce

Aloha Hawaii vets and spouses!  Check out a Hiring Our Heroes Vets event in November and brush up your interview skills and resume.  Good luck!

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October 20, 2011

"This Country Cares"

Posted 10:29AM on October 20 2011 by Sheri Lapan | User Comments (22) Categories: Suicide Prevention | Tags: Darryl worley, Suicide prevention, This country cares, Trace adkins

More country music stars are jumping aboard the Blue Star Families' Suicide Prevention Series "This Country Cares!"  Read which mega-stars are showing their support for military families.  

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October 19, 2011

Military Spouse Employment Partnership Recognized

Posted 10:28AM on October 19 2011 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (11) Categories: press releases | Tags: Military spouse employment, Military spouse employment partnership, Msep

Military spouses now have even more opportunities to find and keep solid, high-paying jobs through a program recently recognized by the Army.  Check out more scoop on the Military Spouse Employment Partnership. 

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October 18, 2011

White House to Honor Gold Star Families during Holidays

Posted 11:51AM on October 18 2011 by Molly Blake | User Comments (43) Categories: Molly Blake | Tags: First lady michelle obama, Gold star families, White house christmas trees

Gold Star Families are being honored at The White House during this holiday season.  Read how The First Lady is going to keep our fallen men and women in the forefront of our leaders' minds. 

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October 17, 2011

Blue Star Families Participates in Pew Research Center Panel Discussion

Posted 13:49PM on October 17 2011 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (2) Categories: press releases, Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Military civilian gap, Military families, Pew research center

Military families continue to impress our nation with their commitment and dedication.  Read more about our resilience and the landmark studies that support this notion! 

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October 14, 2011

BIG-Time Celebs Support MilFams!

Posted 17:30PM on October 14 2011 by Molly Blake | User Comments (0) Categories: Operation Honor Cards | Tags: Joining forces, Operation honor cards, Oprah, Tom hanks

Operation Honor Cards is getting a giant Hollywood boost thanks to some amazing public service announcements that feature some incredible milfams ... oh, and a few uber-cool celebs! 

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October 13, 2011

"Blue Lightning" Takes Contest by Storm!

Posted 12:45PM on October 13 2011 by Regina Galvin | User Comments (22) Categories: Contests, press releases | Tags: Army, Blue star families, Blue star museums, Military families, Museum of glass

How the daughter of one deployed soldier turned a Blue Star Museum visit into award-winning art! 

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October 12, 2011

Make Your Mark Week!

Posted 11:23AM on October 12 2011 by Jessica Kirkwood | User Comments (0) Categories: Guest Contributor | Tags: Make a difference day, Make your mark week, Volunteerism

It's easy to make a difference. It really is ... and during Make Your Mark Week, kids can find out just how wonderful it feels to have a positive impact on someone's life.  Check. It. Out! 

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