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December 02, 2013

The Affordable Care Act: Military and Veterans

Posted 11:53AM on December 02 2013 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (261) Tags: Affordable care act, Military families health care, Veterans

Some quick healthcare information for those of you who are leaving active duty service ... check out this video and fact sheet

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July 20, 2012

VA Benefits Webinar

Posted 07:47AM on July 20 2012 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (10) Categories: veterans | Tags: Blue star families, Va, Veterans

You probably interact with one of the 22 million military Veterans, many of whom are eligible for benefits from VA. Learn how to best help vets with their VA benefits 

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July 02, 2012

A Patriotic Pledge: Operation Honor Cards and the Kansas City Symphony

With the Fourth of July coming up, we thought this was the perfect opportunity to share this great video from the Kansas City Symphony's Celebration at the Station. Over Memorial Day weekend, the Kansas City Symphony asked Blue Star Families and Operation Honor Cards to join in their annual patriotic concert. Director of Programs, Loree Tillman, and her son Tyler joined them and asked the crowd to honor those who serve by pledging to volunteer in their community with Operation Honor Cards.

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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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August 08, 2011

Tim Daly on Fox & Friends to Promote BSF Suicide Prevention PSA

If you haven't seen it yet, check out this appearance by Tim Daly on Fox and Friends from last week.  Tim was there to promote our military family suicide prevention PSAs, produced by The Creative Coalition.

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July 26, 2011

The White House Twitter Town Hall and the Military

Posted 11:43AM on July 26 2011 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (9) Categories: VIP | Tags: Defense spending, Employment, President obama, Social media, Twitter, Twitter town hall, Veterans, White house

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend President Obama's first Twitter Town Hall at the White House for Blue Star Families. I paid close attention to the tweets regarding the military, defense spending, and veterans.

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July 15, 2011

The Royals, Military Families, and Operation Honor Cards

I'm always telling people I have the best job in the world.  This weekend definitely proved it when I got to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, aka "Will and Kate."

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July 06, 2011

Join Us for the White House's Twitter Town Hall

Even if you aren't a big fan of "The Twitter" you may have heard about the President's Twitter Town Hall happening today from the White House. That's right.  Today at 2pm EST, President Obama, a Twitter newbie, will be answering questions from Twitter on the economy and jobs. Our Communications Director and resident social media addict, Stephanie Himel-Nelson, will be in the White House audience for Blue Star Families.

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June 28, 2011

We Need You! Help Blue Star Families Prevent Military Family Suicides.

Blue Star Families needs your help!  Today, Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and craigconnects, announced a month long campaign to highlight and support nonprofits helping military families and veterans.  Blue Star Families and three other organizations will receive more than $100,000 in craigconnects grants to support our work for military families, but we need you!

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May 04, 2011

Alyssa Milano Thanks Our Military Families

Check out these wonderful videos of thanks and support for military families recorded by at the premiere of the new military family suicide prevention public service announcements from Blue Star Families and the Creative Coalition. caught up with Alyssa Milano, Jason Biggs and Marlon Wayans at BSF's celebrity-riddled event in Washington, D.C. last week.

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