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March 02, 2012

Pat Tillman Military Scholarship

Posted 06:17AM on March 02 2012 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (24) Tags: Education, Military spouses, Pat tillman foundation, Scholarships

Applying to school? Need some extra funds?  Well, check out the Pat Tillman Foundation - they are offering an amazing opportunity for vets and spouses!  

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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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April 13, 2011

Blue Star Families Chair Testifies Before Senate Armed Services Committee

Blue Star Families co-founder and Chairman of the Board, Kathy Roth-Douquet, is testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee this afternoon.  Her testimony on the challenges facing military families follows.
Thank you, Senator Webb, Senator Graham, and members of the subcommittee for inviting us here to speak to you today.

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April 01, 2011

Month of the Military Child Essay Contest

Today, April 1st, begins the Month of the Military Child.  Throughout the month, BSF will be celebrating our littlest heroes with programs just for them.  Kicking it off is an essay contest for military children with some exciting prizes, including a Barnes & Noble Nook!

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February 02, 2011

BSF Releases Full Military Family Lifestyle Survey Report

Today, Blue Star Families released the full report of its 2010 Military Family Lifestyle Survey. The report expands upon the survey results releases in September of 2010. In May 2010, Blue Star Families fielded an online survey of 3,634 military family members to determine the major issues facing military families today.

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September 20, 2010

Blue Star Families releases 2010 Military Family Lifestyle Survey

Despite the stress of multiple deployments military families continue to cope, according to the 2010 Military Family Lifestyle Survey. The survey findings include insights into how military families are connecting, and the unique challenges they face.

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August 23, 2010

Balance Your Life While Continuing Your Education

Posted 14:24PM on August 23 2010 by MSCCN | User Comments (26) Categories: MSCCN, Spouse Issues, Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Education, Military spouse, Msccn, School

by Colleen Reed, MSCCN Volunteer

As overwhelming as it sounds, continuing your education while being a military spouse, mother, and/or a full-time employee is quite common. Don’t let the added responsibility scare you. I have been both the enrollment advisor for a university and the student wanting to continue my education online.

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June 08, 2010

Staying Focused

Posted 22:48PM on June 08 2010 by Michelle Galvez | User Comments (1) Categories: Michelle Galvez | Tags: Education, Interstate compact, Military children

by Michelle Galvez

The school year is winding down and my kids and I are having trouble staying motivated for homework while visions of summer excursions and beach outings dance in our heads. Even though school is almost out, education and military families continues to be a top priority in Hampton Roads.

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March 23, 2010 Military Blogger Contest

Posted 21:45PM on March 23 2010 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (18) Categories: Contests, Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags:, Blogging, Contest, Education

Are you or a relative a current or former member of the military? Do you like writing about your experience with the military? Have you benefited from the financial or education benefits the military provides? If so, enter the ArmyStudyGuide Military Blogger Contest for a chance to win up to $1,000.  If you’ve got a story to tell about your military benefits, submit your entry, share your post, and check out your competition. Good luck!

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March 11, 2010

Department of Defense Reinstates MyCAA

Posted 21:56PM on March 11 2010 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (16) Categories: Spouse Issues, Stephanie Himel-Nelson | Tags: Career, Education, Military spouses

The Department of Defense announced this morning that it is reinstating the popular My Career Account program that provided up to $6000 of educational benefits to military spouses.  The program will resume this Saturday but only for those spouses who already part of the program.  New applicants won't be allowed until the Department of Defense develops a long range plan for, presumably, funding and administering the program.

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