Blue Star Families is an organization built on the strength of its volunteer network. These volunteers, who provide vital links to local military communities, give selflessly of their time, talent and resources. The Blue Star Families Salute to Distinction Award Program recognizes our outstanding volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to military families and further the Blue Star Families mission within their respective communities.

It is our pleasure to announce the 2017 Salute to Distinction Quarter 2 Award Winner:

Robin Johnson, Chapter Director, San Antonio Texas.

To date this year, Robin has volunteered over 500 hours of her time and participated in over 30 events. From Books on Bases events to Caregivers socials to fun family outings at local parks and museums, Robin has served nearly 4,500 members in the San Antonio community. Robin has worked hard to build and support her growing team of volunteers, exceeding not only her personal goals but also the strategic goals for Blue Star Families in San Antonio!

Our nominators emphasized Robin’s connectedness and commitment, recognizing her as a “shining star among our BSF volunteers [whom] we are so fortunate to have on our team!”  Robin has expertly leveraged her vast network to promote BSF events, allowing us to reach a variety of groups including caregivers, Gold Star Families and the EFMP community.

The most glowing commentary from one of our BSF nominators unquestionable captures why Robin is our 2017 Salute to Distinction Quarter 2 Award Winner:

“There is nothing that [Robin] does not do, no challenge too great, no role she won’t play. Thinking outside the box and making new connections and experiences for military families are at the heart of her growing San Antonio community. Robin is the heart of San Antonio BSF, and she is an inspiration to all volunteers and staff for what a supported community looks like. She’s the poster woman for BSF if we ever decided to have one!”

Congratulations and thank you, Robin, for not only serving San Antonio but for also being a model of service and mission for our entire staff and members at large.

Do you work with an amazing Blue Star Families volunteer in your community? Nominate him or her for our Salute to Distinction award! Email [email protected] for more information. You can also join our rockstar volunteer team at