Posts by Kelley Babbs

Blue Star Families Supports Legislation Proposed by Senator Kaine to Reduce Military Spouse Unemployment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, February 2 in Suffolk, Blue Star Families will stand in support of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Co-Chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus, and the proud father of a Marine, as he announces new comprehensive legislation he is introducing to help reduce military spouse unemployment…

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Military Spouse Skills That Translate Into Careers

Career Gold That Military Spouses Don’t Realize They Have Story by Kellie Gunderman | BSF Staff As a community, we talk a lot of about military spouse unemployment and underemployment. We have a lot to offer the working world, but many of us never get the opportunity. We move… a lot. Childcare is either too…

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What Successful Military Landlords Know

Story by Christine Maxwell | Her Money Moves Military families know two things for certain: We will move, and we will move frequently. Each time we move, we have three choices: live in military installation housing, rent a house off base, or buy a home. For those of us that become homeowners on purpose, we…

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Blue Star Book Review: Nothing Rhymes with Orange

BLUE STAR BOOK REVIEW: NOTHING RHYMES WITH ORANGE By: Julia G. | Military Child This is a very funny book about fruit that are singing rhymes about each other, but poor orange feels left out. He knows nothing rhymes with orange! For example, the cherries say they are “the berries”, the grapes wear capes, and…

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BSF Exclusive Sneak Peek: National Geographic’s Chain of Command

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A husband and wife prepare to deploy to Afghanistan together, leaving behind their three children. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ CHAIN OF COMMAND AIRS MONDAYS 9/8c. About Chain of Command Narrated by actor Chris Evans, Chain of Command and delivers extraordinary insight into the line of authority and responsibility as never seen before through an unprecedented look…

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My Day With The Cast Of 12 Strong

Blue Star Families was honored to receive an invitation to a screening and the premiere of 12 Strong. The movie captures the bravery and challenges of the Special Forces unit in a way that will resonate with military and civilians. As military spouses, it was wonderful to see the movie include the struggles of families…

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What They Never Told You About Working From Home

  Story by Kellie Gunderman | BSF Staff What They Never Told You About Working From Home Being a military spouse comes with its joys, but there are some challenges, too. One of the most public of those challenges come in the form of a search for employment. The results of the 2017 Military Family…

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A Digital Platform That Is Redefining Your Military Transition

  Submission by Evan Guzman of Veterati First, it is important for you to know how much I appreciate your service to our country. I’d like to express my gratitude by sharing my personal thoughts and information to better equip you during your career transition and job search. I’ll start off by saying that your…

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‘Twas the PCS Before Christmas

‘Twas the PCS before Christmas, when all through the house, not a thing was present, not even a blouse. The stockings were packed in a box moved somewhere, we hope the packers didn’t label it dishware. The children were nestled on the floor or air bed, while visions of old and new friends danced in…

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