November 2019 Newsletter

November 5, 2019

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Sign your deployed service member up for free coffee here

DYK: There’s a #BlueStarNeighbor (civilian) out there who’d really like to say “Thanks a latte” to our deployed servicemen and women on Veterans Day (Mon. Nov. 11)? And YOU could make that happen for your service member through the partnership we just launched with Green Beans Coffee Company, home of the #Cupofjoeforajoe program. Learn more and sign your service member up here.


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Give Good Military

In honor of November’s Military Family Appreciation Month, our Blue Star Neighbor, maurices, will donate $1 to Blue Star Families for every gift card purchased now through Veterans Day. And we’re celebrating with a sweet giveaway🛍. Follow #GiveGoodMilitary on Facebook Nov. 7, 8, and 9 for a chance to win 1 of 3 $100 maurices gift cards!


laptopUpdate Your BSF Info!

Have you PCS’d sometime in the last few months or years? Do you get a Chapter newsletter for your previous duty station, but not your current one? Are you wondering how you can get relevant information for where you now live? Here’s how: update your zip code for your Blue Star Families profile! And feel free to make changes to any other out-of-date information you see in there.


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Grow Your Google Skills!

Blue Star Families partnered with Google to help you up your digital game! You can now search for military-friendly remote jobs and improve your tech capabilities with its Applied Digital Skills workshops! Check out this webinar for on-demand training, or contact your local Careers Manager to attend a workshop near you.


civics unpluggedAn Opportunity for Your Teenage #MilKid!

Blue Star Families teamed up with Civics Unplugged to share a sweet opportunity for our teenage military kids to hone their leadership skills, advocate for change, AND travel to D.C. with other teens from around the country. If you have a high school-aged #MilKid, you won’t want to miss this! Check out the registration form here for all the details. 



Did You Get THE Job?!

Tell us all about it here!


at&tWelcome to the Family!

For nearly 100 years, AT&T has remained dedicated to supporting veterans and their families. And we’re excited to welcome the company to our family, thanks to the generous support of Spouseforce! With its grant contribution, we can continue to deliver our tailored Careers programs to military spouses. To date, we’ve connected over 550 military spouses to meaningful employment, infusing nearly $50 million in economic impact to military families and local communities! Stay tuned for more on this exciting partnership.


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Census 2020

We’re excited to announce our partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census! We’ll be working to ensure that our community is accurately represented. To learn about the upcoming census, click here.


thank youThank You, BSF Volunteers!

In this season of giving thanks, we want to say a big thank you to everyone who has volunteered to bring Blue Star Families to their communities this year. We’re very grateful for your energy and support.



When Partnerships Pay Off

With the many resources out there for our military families, we know we can’t be all things to all people. For that reason, we strategically partner with other organizations to deliver you what you need, when you need it. Taking advantage of the services you need can not only introduce you to new people, but also help you land a job! In fact, there are over 100 members of Blue Star Families who have obtained employment through VirtForce! They took advantage of the career services we provide through Spouseforce and the career services they were connected to at Virtforce, and BOOM – employed!


aitaf raisin in the sun broadwayJoin Arts in the Armed Forces in NYC this Veterans Day!

Arts in the Armed Forces invites Blue Star Families members to attend a special Veterans Day reading of A Raisin in the Sun, featuring an all-star Broadway cast! Find all of the details and register here.


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To Be of Service Movie in Theaters

Have you heard about To Be of Service? This documentary follows Veterans with PTSD who find healing after being paired with a service dog. We hope you’ll join us for a screening near you! ALL Screenings: please check the growing list on our screenings page here.