San Diego and JBLM military families: what are your thoughts on military pay and benefits, spouse employment, career progression, deployments, PCS locations and timing, recruiting and retention? Blue Star Families and the Bipartisan Policy Center want to hear from you!

Please join us for the unique opportunity to have an off-the-record conversation about military careers and family life.

A military homecoming. Portrait of an African American woman wearing navy camouflage uniform standing outdoors with her family. Her husband is holding their 5 year old son who is in the middle between his parents, smiling at the camera. The main focus is on the woman.

Blue Star Families is supporting the recently launched Task Force on Defense Personnel at the Bipartisan Policy Center. This task force is working on ways to improve military personnel policies. We will examine how service members and their families are recruited, retained, and managed. You have unique insights into military life, and it’s crucial that your input is considered as we attempt to improve DoD policies. We will bring your concerns to the Pentagon, Congress, and the next White House administration.
Please join us at one of the following events :

San Diego Area:
Who: Active Duty Military, all ranks/all services, including Spouses and Families (First 12 to RSVP)
Date: Tuesday, August 16th
Time: 5:30 to 7pm
Where: Phil’s BBQ Event Center
3750 Sports Arena Blvd. Suite 10
San Diego, CA 92110

OR

Who: Active Duty Military, all ranks/all services, including Spouses and Families (First 20 to RSVP)
Date: Wednesday, August 17th
Time: 5:30 to 7pm
Where: 83 Degrees
660 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Appetizers and Drinks Provided

JBLM Area:
Who: Active Duty Military, all ranks/all services, including Spouses and Families
Date: Monday, August 15th
Time: 1730 to 1900
Where: Rally Point 6
9881 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood, WA 98449

Appetizers and Drinks Provided

RSVP to: Kelly Wilson via email [email protected]. Limited seating available.
Please note: Neither Blue Star Families nor the Bipartisan Policy Center are affiliated with any part of the U.S. Government. The ideas and stories shared in this meeting are not for attribution and will be held in the strictest confidence.