We're hosting the second annual Blue Star Welcome Week from September 24 - October 2, 2022

Welcome to

Blue Star
 Families

We empower families to thrive as they serve. We are committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors to create vibrant communities of mutual support.

During Blue Star Welcome Week, meet your neighbors and enjoy a FREE Kids Meal with the purchase of an adult entree.

Plus, use code "MILITARY22" to get a small sandwich for $1.99 through the Schlotzsky's App now through Oct. 31. Terms and conditions may apply.

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Finding a Welcoming Workplace:
Blue Star Families and AARP on MilSpouse and Female Veteran Employment

We know that securing employment is a key concern for military families, particularly after a move or transitioning out of active-duty service. Join us to explore a new solution to this concern with AARP’s Veteran & Military Spouse Job Center.  REGISTER NOW >>

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Military
Family

Feel at home in your community and access the support you and your family need to thrive.

Are you a Veteran?

Veteran
Family

Find resources to navigate life after service — whether you are at the beginning of your transition or years down the road.

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Civilian
Neighbor

Let military and Veteran families know you are here for them and committed to understanding their sacrifice.

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Community
Supporter

Take action to show that military and Veteran families near or far can lean on your organization.

Are you a business or a member of the community?

Join the

Neighborhood

Looking for the inside scoop on the latest Blue Star Families has to offer military families? Visit the Neighborhood to find out about our upcoming events, get connected to a local chapter, access your FREE benefits, and so much more!

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Meet our military families
and their neighbors

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Dayton Chapter Director Geri Maples (center) stands, along with her husband (left) with Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval (right) as he presents her with a Blue Star Welcome Week proclamation.

Why We Need New Official Government Proclamations of Military Family Support

September 23, 2022

Blue Star Welcome Week continues to gain support from leaders in communities across the country – leaders who see and recognize the challenges military and…

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Schlotzsky’s Welcomes Military Families to the Neighborhood

September 22, 2022

Once upon a time, there was a nonprofit named Blue Star Families, founded by military families for military families. Every year, Blue Star Families would…

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Welcome to September! Have you heard… Blue Star Welcome Week is almost here! A sense of belonging is so important for everyone, but it’s crucial for military- and Veteran-connected families who often face the uncertainty of a relocation.

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Military Family Facts

RELOCATION

SENSE OF BELONGING

WELCOME

54%

received hard orders two months or less before relocating

44%

do not feel a sense of belonging to their local civilian community

49%

feel welcome in their local civilian community

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