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Our Mission

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

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Blue Star Families: December Newsletter

The timing of the holidays can be hectic. But the spirit of the season can give us all a sense of security, hope, and comfort — even amidst the constant change of our lives! Do you have gatherings, season’s greetings, or family traditions you’re looking forward to this year?

In my home, some of our most favorite traditions revolve around making applesauce and baking cookies to share with neighbors and friends. I bet you can relate to that!

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Blue Star Families: COVID-19 Response

Because our military's mission readiness is negatively impacted when our service members are under threat from COVID-19, we're teaming up to protect you against the virus.

Joint Statement on Afghanistan

As events rapidly unfold in Afghanistan, the news may be distressing to many service members, Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors.

You are not alone.

We’re all in this together.

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Racial Equity and Inclusion Initiative

"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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The 2020 Survey Results Are In!

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!

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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).

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IMPACT OF BLUE STAR FAMILIES

1 MIL+

Military and Veteran family members use our programs and resources each year

$83 MIL+

Value of exclusive benefits accessed by military and Veteran families

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Chapters serve as the connecting force for members nationwide