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February 15, 2012

Military Spouses Face Licensing Challenges

Posted 23:00PM on February 15 2012 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (0) Tags: Blue star families, Dr. jill biden, Military spouse unemployment, The first lady

Military spouses are unemployed at a staggering rate and this fact has caught the attention of the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden.  Read on ... 

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February 15, 2012

Kids Deploy Too!

Posted 11:52AM on February 15 2012 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (4) Tags: Blue star families, Department of defense, Kids deploy too, Military kids connect

Recognizing that kids endure the effects of deployment, the Department of Defense has launched Military Kids Connect.  Check out this very cool new site! 

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February 14, 2012

More than 15 Million Hours of Community Service Pledged

Posted 13:17PM on February 14 2012 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (6) Tags: Blue star families, Dr. jill biden, First lady, Operation honor cards

What does the number 15 million mean to military families?  It means SUPPORT and HONOR. Thank you to all who have pledged hours and here's to 15 million more! 

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February 14, 2012

Virtual Volunteer Job Available with our team!

Posted 06:59AM on February 14 2012 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (0) Tags: Blue star families, Milkids, Volunteer oppportunities

Are you ready to join the Blue Star Families family?  This is your chance.  Check out a virtual volunteer position and tidy up that resume stat! 

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February 13, 2012

Q & A with author Allison Mewes

Posted 13:19PM on February 13 2012 by Molly Blake | User Comments (133) Categories: Molly Blake | Tags: Allison mewes, Army girlfriend, Handbook for army wives, Intro to army life

A handbook for Army Wives ... oh how we could have all used this at one time or another.  Intro to Army life is about to hit the shelves.  Meet the cool author right here! 

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February 09, 2012

Score One for Military Families!

Posted 06:20AM on February 09 2012 by Megan Wieten-Scott | User Comments (0) Categories: Guest Contributor | Tags: Blue star families, Operation appreciation, Portland trailblazers

Between three-pointers and the wave, Portland Trailblazer fans will have the chance to thank a military family!  Operation Appreciation has gone to the NBA folks!  Can I get a whoop whoop?!  Check it. 

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February 08, 2012

Get outdoors with the Sierra Club!

Posted 06:55AM on February 08 2012 by Stacy Bare | User Comments (8) Categories: Guest Contributor | Tags: Military families, Sierra club

Go outside and play!  Who has said that to their child ... well, the Sierra Club wants military families, spouses, and veterans to get outside and play.  And they are working on some fresh ideas to make it happen.  Check it out.  

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February 07, 2012

Make a Stand for Military Children in Georgia

Senate Bill 219, The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, is eligible for action in the state of Georgia. And currently Georgia is the largest military-impacted state that has not yet joined the Compact.  Read one mother's story and take action.  

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February 06, 2012

Job Opportunity with Blue Star Families

Posted 12:12PM on February 06 2012 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (22) Categories: news | Tags: Blue star families jobs, Employment

Join the Blue Star Families team today and work with a dedicated team of folks who support and empower military families nationwide.  Read on ... 

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February 03, 2012

Scholarships for Milspouses!

Posted 12:01PM on February 03 2012 by Molly Blake | User Comments (11) Tags: Art institute schools, Blue star families, Military spouses scholarships

Calling all military spouses who are interested in pursuing a degree in the arts.  The Art Institutes schools are offering a huge scholarship.  Check it out! 

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