January 2020 Newsletter

January 3, 2020

Grow Your Google Skills!

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Blue Star Families has 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 Applied Digital Skills workshops! Check out this webinar for on-demand training, or contact your local Careers Manager to attend a workshop near you.

Meet the Champions of Chunky

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Every day, we witness military family champions holding down the fort in support of their service member who works long days and nights to keep Americans safe. To show our appreciation, we’ve teamed up with Campbell’s® Chunky® to help fuel Blue Star Families this winter! Over the next few months, we’ll be recognizing Blue Star Families members who are making a significant impact at home and within our military community. We’re calling them “Champions of Chunky,” and you can view their heartwarming stories here.

New Year, Fresh Start

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It’s 2020! And we’re excited about the new year with you. With each new and exciting chapter comes even more exciting news, and we have something we want to share with you very soon. Stay tuned for the launch of Blue Star Stories!

Blue Star Families Volunteers Making an Impact

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2019 was a big year for volunteering with Blue Star Families. Nearly 500 of our members engaged in communities all over the world to bring military families and neighbors together to create community. Check out these feel-good stories.

A Big Surprise with “Thank You, Military”

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Watch what happens when Blue Star Families, Sleep Number (a Blue Star Neighbor), and Dallas Cowboys superstar Amari Cooper surprise a deployed service member and his family as part of our “Thank You, Military” campaign, which ran last October.

Thank You to Our Yellow Ribbon Tree Volunteers!

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A huge thank you to all of the folks who helped us put up Yellow Ribbon Trees in almost 300 Starbucks stores for the holidays! Through your efforts, communities across the country were able to show their support for service members away for the holidays. We also thank our valued partner, Starbucks, for their continued support of this campaign as well as our efforts year-round. We can’t wait to do it again next year!

Thank You, BAE Systems!

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Thank you, BAE Systems, for sponsoring our Stars, Stripes, and Snowflakes Holiday Party and our 2019 #BSFSurvey! Because of this #BlueStarNeighbor’s support, 65 families, including 115 kids and 132 adults, benefited from Blue Star Families programming during the holiday season. Not to mention, more than 11,000 military, veteran, National Guard, and Reserve families participated in this year’s survey.

Happy New Year from BSF!

happy new year! 2020