We're hosting the second annual Blue Star Welcome Week from September 24 - October 2, 2022
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.
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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Feel at home in your community and access the support you and your family need to thrive.
Find resources to navigate life after service — whether you are at the beginning of your transition or years down the road.
Let military and Veteran families know you are here for them and committed to understanding their sacrifice.
Take action to show that military and Veteran families near or far can lean on your organization.
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!
"I came to the Blue Star Families START book club program as a participant and stayed as a facilitator because I saw first-hand how powerful the family and community connections were."
Courtney, NCR Storyteller START Family
"We've always told our kids to leave a place better than how you found it. With Blue Star Families, we can show them how to do just that.”
Liz, Marine Corps Spouse
"They allow us to come together with other military families; to interact with our civilian community. We have had opportunities to educate each other and build friendships that are so important to surviving military life."
Jessica, Air Force Spouse
"Being a part of Blue Star Families, with all of the programs and resources available, has truly changed my life.”
Misty, Coast Guard Spouse
"When my husband returned home from a deployment wounded, the transition was a struggle. Then I attended a Blue Star Families Caregiver Empowering Caregivers event. After that, Blue Star Families had my support for a lifetime."
Tai, Army Veteran, Army Spouse, Military Caregiver
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Military Family Facts
SENSE OF BELONGING
received hard orders two months or less before relocating
do not feel a sense of belonging to their local civilian community
feel welcome in their local civilian community