It's Survey Time!

April 27th - June 6

The 12th annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey is fielding April 27-June 6! Be a voice for your military community by taking the survey today!

¡La duodécima encuesta anual sobre el Estilo de Vida de las Familias Militares se realizará del 27 de abril al 6 de junio! ¡Sea una voz para su comunidad militar respondiendo la encuesta hoy!
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MILITARY CAREGIVERS: Celebrating America’s Hidden Heroes

As we celebrate the Month of the Military Caregiver, join Blue Star Families and AARP for a town hall event featuring leading caregiving experts from the government, corporate, and nonprofit sectors. The discussion will focus on resources, support, and solutions. We hope to see you there!

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Starbucks eGift Card Give Back

This Military Appreciation Month, we’re committed to supporting the mental health of our military community. For each Military eGift Card sold in May, Starbucks will donate $5, split evenly between Blue Star Families and Operation Gratitude.

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A little help from our friends:
May Newsletter

"I've found that the things not talked about are often the things that need talking about the most – like loneliness. Are you lonely? I was. Back when we were stationed in Okinawa, I hit a low. I was new to the military and a first-time mom..."

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Blue Star Museums is Back

From May 15th - September 6th, the nation's active-duty military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserve, and their families, will receive free admission to museums across the country thanks to this collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

Blue Star Families’ annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey (aMFLS) has been providing a comprehensive understanding of the experiences and challenges encountered by military families since 2009. The latest findings are now available!

CCIS: A Social Impact Model

Learn how the Blue Star Families Chapter model has improved military families sense of belonging in their local communities.

Racial Equity Initiative (REI)

"An important first step for our military families of color..." Through five impact areas—Research & Advocacy, Training, Leadership, Collaboration, and Community Impact—the initiative will gather new resources and focus the energy of Blue Star Families and a broad assembly of corporate, foundation, and nonprofit partners.

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IMPACT

1 mil+

Use our programs and resources each year

$83 mil+

Value of benefits accessed by military families

11

Chapters Nationwide

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What We Do

Founded in 2009 by military spouses with you in mind, we empower military families to thrive by connecting them with their civilian neighbors – both people and organizations – to create strong communities of support.