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April 01, 2014

Month of the Military Child is here!

Posted 16:04PM on April 01 2014 by Meghan Wieten Scott | User Comments (1) Categories: Military Children | Tags: Milkid certificate, Momc, Month of the military child

We're huge fans of April because we get to honor our milkids for the whole month!  How?  Though events, activities and a special recognition. Read more >>>

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January 09, 2014

eknowledge Donates FREE* SAT and ACT Test Preparation to Blue Star Families

Posted 08:02AM on January 09 2014 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (19) Categories: Military Children | Tags: Blue star families, Eknowledge, Free test prep kits for military, Military donation project, Test prep

Remember taking the SAT or ACT?  I do ... and it wasn't fun. BUT that's because I wasn't prepared.  Check out how your teen can get (nearly) FREE test prep materials! 

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February 06, 2013

A new on-line tool to support military families!

Posted 13:49PM on February 06 2013 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (15) Categories: Military Children | Tags: Staying strong

The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program has developed educational programs to build understanding and support within all communities that touch military children and their families.

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November 30, 2012

U.S. SENATE passes amendment to cover care for exceptional milkids

Posted 11:28AM on November 30 2012 by Molly Blake | User Comments (25) Categories: Military Children | Tags: Ndaa, Sen gillibrand, Women in senate

A big bipartisan win for Senator Gillibrand on her NDAA amendment to cover care for military kids with disabilities 

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June 28, 2012

Blue Star Musuems and the Art Institute of Chicago

Posted 16:09PM on June 28 2012 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (11) Categories: Blue Star Museums, Military Children, Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Art institute, Blue star museums, Stephanie himel-nelson

Chicago-style hot dogs, deep dish pizza, and the Art Institute ... MY kind of town and my kind of Blue Star Museum visit blog post!  Read on .... 

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May 11, 2012

Georgia Signs on for Military Children

Posted 08:52AM on May 11 2012 by Janet McIntosh | User Comments (5) Categories: Military Children | Tags: Georgia, Janet mcintosh, Military interstate children's compact

Bravo to Georgia for signing the Military Interstate Children's Compact.  Read about what it means for one Army family and what it can mean for your family. 

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December 07, 2011

New Report Supports Blue Star Families' Recommendations for Military Family Policies and Programs

Today Blue Star Families announced the release of a comprehensive report, “Unsung Heroes: Military Families after Ten Years of War.” The report, created by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), is a compilation of studies and statistics on the state of military families after ten years of war. IAVA's report strongly supports the findings from Blue Star Families' 2010 Military Family Lifestyle Survey, including recommendations impacting military spouse education and employment, military child education, the effects of the deployment cycle on military families, military family financial concerns, and health care.

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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 09, 2011

Help us Raise Money for Books on Bases: November 9th is Give to the Max Day

Wednesday, November 9th is the Washington, DC Area Give to the Max Day, a 24-hour giving challenge organized by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and United Way of the National Capital Area.

Wednesday, November 9th is the Washington, DC Area Give to the Max Day, a 24-hour giving challenge organized by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and United Way of the National Capital Area.
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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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