March 2019 Newsletter

March 7, 2019

Vet Tix Volunteer Recap

Together Blue Star Volunteers and Vet Tix raised $233,000 at the Daytona 500 last month! Funds will be used to support veteran and active duty military families across the country. Our volunteers have all the fun… join them


Women’s History Month

Here are a few of the triumphant female black service members who have helped blaze the trails for our country’s diverse military. This Women’s History Month, honor the women who serve by learning more about their ups and downs, problems and solutions. Start here.



Can Base Housing Be Fixed?

The housing office on base offered us a historical unit not too far from the lovely harbor. I pictured myself jogging along the winding paths overlooking the water and sharing Mongolian BBQ with my neighbors, so we said yes!

A month later, our housing situation was not so idyllic. Termite droppings rained down on our stovetop, palmetto bugs (i.e., cockroaches) ate through bags of sugar in the cupboards, and raw sewage backed up into our kitchen sink on the regular.

Read more here.


Calling All Bookworms!

Looking for a fun way to engage with other military families in a virtual setting? Become a Blue Star Book Club member. Monthly, an awesome Blue Star Volunteer chooses a book and hosts an engaging discussion in our private Facebook group. It’s a great way to make friends and have fun! Join us, today. 


Hey Blue Star Families Volunteers!

We have exciting news! Our Chapter presence is growing in nine new communities. This means we need more Volunteers like you!

We will soon have a Blue Star Families presence in:

  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • San Diego, California
  • New York City, New York
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Nashville, Tennessee

Ask your friends and family to become a Blue Star Volunteer to participate in events and activities that support service members and their families through challenges unique to military life. Tell them about the books, bikes, and coffee giveaways you participated in or benefited from and ask them to join our family here.


One Day at a Time is back for season 3 – now streaming on Netflix!

We love promoting media that highlights the realities of military life. One Day at a Time is a Netflix-original comedy-drama inspired by Norman Lear’s 1975 series of the same name, but this time around, the series follows the life of Penelope, a newly single Army Nurse Corps veteran, and her Cuban-American family, as they navigate the ups-and-downs of life.

One Day at a Time explores timely social issues and we are excited to see veterans represented throughout the series. Penelope’s strength and vulnerability, as she transitions back into civilian life to raise her family as a newly single mother, all the while learning to understand and cope with PTSD, is inspiring to see.

We can’t wait to see what season 3 has in store for the Alvarez family. Will you be watching?

Blue Star Families is honored to partner with Netflix to raise awareness for the lifestyle of military families and veterans as they transition off of active duty and into civilian life!


Networks Live

Networks Live! On Demand

Have you ever considered rebranding your business or wonder why people do it? Our partner’s, MadSkills, just rebranded and they’re dishing the dirt!

Tune in, March 12th at 1 PM ET for Networks Live! On Demand, as we talk to Erica McMannes, co-founder of MadSkills/Instant Teams.

We’ll cover:

What Instant Teams is

How Instant Teams could help you as an employment seeker

The rebranding process

Save your seat here.

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